Ibn Rushd Prize 2022 – Freedom of Religion: Jointly won by Nayla Tabbara from Lebanon and Saad Salloum from Iraq

The Ibn Rushd Fund for Freedom of Thought is delighted to announce the two winners of this year’s Ibn Rushd Prize: Nayla Tabbara from Lebanon with her organization ‘Adyan Foundation’ and Saad Salloum from Iraq with his organization ‘Masarat’. The two have been named the joint winners of the 20th Ibn Rushd Prize for this year’s topic ‘Freedom of Religion’. The award ceremony will take place on September 8, 2022, in Berlin, Germany.

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Award 2022: CV Saad Salloum with Masarat Iraq

Dr Saad Salloum is a young Iraqi author and an assistant professor of political science at College of Political Science at Al-Mustansiriya University, Baghdad. He cofounded the Christian-Muslim Dialogue Initiative 2010 , the Iraqi Council for Interfaith Dialogue 2013, the National Center for Countering Hate Speeches 2018, the Institute for Religious Diversity Studies in Baghdad 2019, and the Institute for Diversity Journalism in Iraq 2020.

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Award 2022: CV Nayla Tabbara with Adyan Foundation

After both a BA and MA in Medieval History from the Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon, Dr. Tabbara received her PhD in Religious Studies from the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Sorbonne, Paris) and Saint Joseph University. Currently her area of expertise covers Islamic theology of religious diversity, Islamic feminism, exegesis of the Quran, Sufism, and education on interreligious and intercultural diversity.

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The Ibn Rushd Prize 2022: Call For Nomination

The Ibn Rushd Prize 2022 therefore calls for:

an institution or a person who fostered or protected religious freedom in their region or country – including the freedom from religion and the possibility of choosing another religion, as well as the freedom from the obligation to marry within the same religious group – and therewith not only countering all kinds of sectarianism as well as the abuse of power by political and religious authorities, but fostering pluralism, tolerance and peace within society.
The person’s or institution’s work must have fostered and protected religious freedom sustainably for all, not only for specific individuals or specific groups in a society.

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Mohammed Arkoun – further information on his philosophy

Mohammed Arkoun, one of the most prominent modern philosophers in the Arab world and an active advisor of many political, academic, religious decision makers for Islamic studies and systems of education, is explicitly opposed to the thesis of the ‘clash of civilisations’ that has been made to look so inevitable.

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Ibn Rushd Prize for Freedom of Thought 1999-2000 in the Press

Ibn Rushd Prize for Freedom of Thought 1999-2000 in the Press 17.2.98  al-Hayat 09.04.98               al-Ahram International 10.12.98               al-Ahram Evening 10.12.98               al-Quds 11.12.98               Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 12.12.98               al-Hayat 17.12.98               al-Ahram- International […]

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