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“Islam, Shari’a and Democratic Transformation in the Arab World”

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 16 maggio 2012


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Roma May 22, 2012 – 15:00 Palazzo Caetani, Via Michelangelo Caetani 32 Prof. Abdullahi Ahmad An-Na‛im Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law – Emory University- Atlanta
Discussants: Prof. Gokhan Bacik- Zirve University, Gaziantep-Turkey H.E. Lamia Mekhemar Ambassador of Republic of Egypt to the Holy See
Prof. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, born in 1946 in Sudan, is a renown scholar of Islam and Human Rights. He has published numerous books, including Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari’a (2008), African Constitutionalism and the Role of Islam (2006), Toward an Islamic Reformation: Civil Lberties, Human Rights and International Law (1990).Prof. An-Na‛im sees the ongoing events in the Arab World as an opportunity for Islam to bring about political, economic and social transformations in countries such as, for example, Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. In his view, “external actors can support liberation struggles, but should not attempt to displace or impose on the independent agency of native actors”, who will need to implement their own strategies to protect women rights, freedom of religion and free-speech. The Conference is meant to address an audience of international actors, including Ambassadors, Politicians and NGO’s officials living and working in Rome.
Organizers of the Conference are the IFIIE Foundation ( and Istituto Tevere-Centro pro Dialogo ( whose goals are to educate leaders to a better understanding of other religious traditions and cultures through a study and discovery of both spiritual differences as well as shared values.

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“Hear Freedom Ring”

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 18 dicembre 2011

La Jolla, California Rainband Records with great pride and passion announces the much anticipated release of its dynamic new single “Hear Freedom Ring”. This riveting song is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, CD Baby, and many other online music stores. This is a revolutionary song which transcends cultural boundaries and incorporates lyrics in such international languages as Farsi and Arabic! “Hear Freedom Ring” is an anthem not only for a world-wide revolution, but a distinctly Middle Eastern movement. It is a powerful melody that bespeaks to the victims and survivors of tyranny and uses music as a powerful instrument for social change in the Arab World. It actively promotes peace in chaotic mid-east countries desperately seeking transformation from dictatorship. Above all, this song was created to empower and uplift people and cultures that are denied real freedom. Created as a response to the horrific injustices witnessed in recent uprisings in the Near East, this song captivates its listeners with remarkably honest and soulful lyrics. It is sure to become a break-out hit all over the globe, with its melodic and skilled musicianship. This song could become a voice for our generation and an agent for international unity; inciting important political changes worldwide, exposing social injustices, and relying on technology (the internet) to transform cultural connections and interactions. This release also serves as a re-launch for the Rainband Records label, promoting an innovative 21st century approach to running a record and music publishing company. When Jim Stajdel started his label in 1996, downloads, MP3 files, Ipods, Itunes, and Facebook were nonexistent. Now, with the music industry undergoing its biggest technological transformation in history, Mr. Stajdel is seizing this perfect opportunity to utilize music in reuniting the world in its search for justice and freedom. Watch the Song on Youtube : “Hope has two beautiful daughters: Courage and Anger. Anger at the way things are and courage to make them the way they ought to be.”

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The Economist this week

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 5 maggio 2011

Questa settimana nella sezione Europe l’aricolo sull’Italia e sulle nuove tensioni politiche sorte: Coalition troubles – Tensions rise both inside the ruling party and with its coalition partner Seguono gli highlights dell’editore. Osama bin Laden dominates the paper this week. Our cover leader [LINK TO COVER LEADER] looks at his legacy, and argues that his brand of brutal jihad is losing its appeal in the Arab world. Thanks to the Arab spring, Islam stands its best chance in generations of re-engaging with politics to found institutions in which religious and civilian life can coexist. That would be a devastating refutation of bin Ladens ideology of universal Muslim struggle. Also this week Too few people in China? (ASIA LEAD NOTE) The most surprising demographic crisis Stephen Harpers big win in Canada [THIRD LEADER] How the Conservative prime minister should use his new mandate The ambitions of Frances far right [EUROPE LEAD NOTE] Le Pen, mightier than the sword? Putting the squeeze on lawyers [BACK BRIEFING] Law firms adjust to structural change as well as recession. (Beatrice Mozzi)

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