Leading Thinkers to Examine Rights of Religious Minorities in Muslim-Majority Countries
By: Aziza Hassan, MPAC
(Los Angeles – 4/9/12) — On Sunday, April 15, the Muslim Public Affairs Council is hosting a special symposium on “Minority Rights in Muslim Countries” at the Islamic Center of Southern California to discuss the meaning of democracy and religious freedom in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.
The event, which will be webcast live, will feature a dynamic panel of religious leaders and human rights experts who will discuss the rights of religious minorities and the struggle for democracy in Egypt, Bahrain, Syria and other impacted countries.
Joining the conversation will be:
- Imam Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini, Islamic Educational Center of Orange County
- Dr. Maher Hathout, MPAC Senior Adviser
- Eliz Sanasarian, University of Southern California Professor of Political Science and author of “Religious Minorities in Iran”
- Tad Stahnke, Human Rights First and former Deputy Executive Director for Policy at theU.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Laila Al-Marayati, Chairperson of KinderUSA and a former presidential appointee to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Sunday, April 15
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Islamic Center of Southern California
434 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Attendance is free; RSVPs appreciated.
This entry was originally published as an MPAC News. Founded in 1988, the Muslim Public Affairs Council is an American institution which informs and shapes public opinion and policy by serving as a trusted resource to decision makers in government, media and policy institutions. MPAC is also committed to developing leaders with the purpose of enhancing the political and civic participation of Muslim Americans.