Almuslih is holding an event on December 2, 2014 in Washington DC, USA
The one-day conference Progressive Arab Voices on Islamic Reform will bring together leading Arab Muslim progressive intellectuals, all of whom are contributors to the Almuslih website, to give their in-depth diagnosis of the deeper cultural and doctrinal factors that are giving life to the intensifying current of militant Islamist radicalism.
The event will distinguish itself by the boldness of its remit to investigate these deeper mechanisms and promote the understanding of the drift to Islamism as a manifestation of a crisis with modernity that requires radical root-and branch reform if it is not to perpetuate the crisis. The conference will provide a rare opportunity for English speakers to witness the depth of the debate that is taking place among progressive Muslim intellectuals in the Arab Middle East, and allow them to appreciate the deeper cultural and doctrinal factors that are powering Islamist extremism. On the basis of the insights provided by these reformers, those attending the conference will be able to take away an informed understanding of the current crisis afflicting Islam, one that is at once considerably more nuanced and free of preconceptions.
For the conference