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Headlines in Religious Tolerance

Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr on Role of Thinking in Islam: Past, Present and Future
Seyyed Hossein Nasr — a prominent Islamic philosopher and one of the most important and foremost scholars of Islamic, Religious and Comparative Studies — discusses his insights on Islam and the modern world, his criticism of and solutions to Western approaches, importance of traditionalism, the role of thinking in Islam, and his own personal search in this interview by Sahil Badruddin.

Quebec is Poised to Undermine Religious Freedom in North America
With a proposed ban on public employees wearing religious symbols in Quebec to be debated by the legislature by June 14th, the Canadian province is poised to potentially become the first regional government in North America to ban the veil for government staff.

Challenges to Pluralism Today
Dr. John Esposito, Professor of International Affairs and Religion and Georgetown University and Director of their Bridge Initiative discusses his insights on Pluralism, Globalization, Religious Fundamentalism, Islam, the Media, Journalism, and Media Bubbles in this interview by Sahil Badruddin.
Listen to the interview here.


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