The Pew Research Centre’s recent findings that tensions between the Muslim and Western world remain high strengthens the European Foundation for Democracy’s unwavering commitment to improving these relations. EFD’s LIBERAL MUSLIMS EMPOWERMENT PROJECT is making a significant impact in this area by facilitating the successful integration of Muslims in Europe.
EFD Senior Fellow Bakary Sambe will be participating in a conference held in Paris by ‘Islam & Laïcité.org’ entitled “How is Islam transmitted to Muslims?” Dr. Sambe will lead two discussions on “strategies for transmission” and “Islam and the Arabic language.” Over two days, the conference will tackle questions related to the transmission of cultural and religious identities and how Islam is being transmitted to young Muslims today.
The European Foundation for Democracy is engaged in a series of public events aimed at bringing Afghan society closer to European audiences. Spanning four countries over two weeks, Afghan civil society guests will share their unique perspectives in areas such as access to healthcare, education, training and justice.
EFD Senior Fellow and Islamic Studies expert, Valentina Colombo, has recently been appointed as a member of the consultative body "Comitato per l'Islam Italiano" (Italian Islam Committee), reporting to Italy's Interior Ministry. Valentina has also recently become a member of the EU-funded "PRISNET" programme, assisting European and Balkan governments in addressing the challenge of radicalisation in prisons.
Iran doesn't care if Israel is concerned about the economic relationships between Iran and Germany. Kayhan is happy, because Germany is increasing its exports to Iran. Kayhan thinks that Israel will suffer from a better Iranian-German relationship.
On 20th and 21st January, 2010, EFD participated in a series of events in Sweden to commemorate the 9th anniversary of the murder of Fadime Sahindal, a young Kurdish-Swedish woman, shot by her father in 2002 for the crime of offending the family's code of honour. What was Fadime's crime? She had a Swedish boyfriend. For that, she was shot dead.
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