Addressing Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws in Muslim Societies

The workshop is organised by Muslims for Progressive Values. The event will be held in person in Washington, DC and is also open to the public via Zoom.

Event Facts

  • When: 14.08.2022 - 9:30am to 11:30am (EST) | 15:30 to 19:30 (CEST)
  • Organiser: Muslims for Progressive Values
  • Format: Hybrid
    • Physical Location: Rayburn HOB Room 2060 at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC (USA)
    • Virtual Location: Zoom 
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The practice of criminalising the religious beliefs of others through apostasy and blasphemy laws violates both the fundamental teachings of Islam and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which enshrines the right to freedom of religion, belief and thought for all people. According to Muslims for Progressive Values, the eradication of apostasy and blasphemy laws in Muslim societies cannot be achieved until the historical, religious and political context of their origins is understood. 

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