Human Dignity in the Islamic Tradition
The Las Casas Institute for Social Justice, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, together with the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, is delighted to announce a seminar series entitled ‘Human Dignity in the Islamic Tradition’.
The seminars will explore concepts that are the cornerstone to a discussion of human dignity in the Islamic tradition: God, creation, the human being, and society.
1. Divinity (9 Nov): Dr Aaron Spevack (Brandeis University)
2. Creation (16 Nov): Professor Edward Moad (Qatar University)
3. The Human Being (23 Nov): Dr Afifi Al-Akiti (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies)
4. Society (30 Nov): Dr Karim Lahham (Tabah Foundation)
Each seminar will be delivered on Tuesdays from 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm at the Oxford Centre For Islamic Studies and will be concurrently broadcast live on Zoom. Each 45-minute paper will be followed by a 45-minute discussion led by invited respondents.
We hope these discussions will lead to another series of seminars, focused on how these understandings may inform questions ranging from human rights to the environment. This programme follows on from a similar Las Casas Institute series held on ‘Human Dignity in the Judaeo-Christian Tradition’, the proceedings of which were edited by Prof. John Loughlin and published in 2019 by Bloomsbury.