Debating a Muslim Case for Freedom in Iran

Debating a Muslim Case for Freedom in Iran

Islam and Liberty Summer University (ILSU) took place in Iran in July 2018. The three speakers and 16 young Islamic scholars affiliated with universities and research institutes in Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan spent four days as guests of the Mofid University in Qom, Iran taking part in lectures, workshops and seminars. The faculty included Dr. Bican Sahin from Turkey,...

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The 10th Khanaspur Residential Course, Pakistan July 2018

The 10th Khanaspur Residential Course, Pakistan July 2018

This annual five day workshop is a flagship event of the Alternative Solutions Institute in Pakistan. The basic purpose is to introduce young people in Pakistan to the concepts of the philosophy of rights and economic freedom. The 35 participants are selected from about 300 applicants on the basis of leadership potential and contribution to society. Added to the 300 approx alumni of the course...

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Two Further Projects in Nepal

Two Further Projects in Nepal

Bikalpa: An Alternative is a think tank in Biratnagar whose mission is to protect the individual rights of Nepalese citizens and advocate for policies that increase economic freedom through research, education and public engagement. NFS has supported their Liberty Discussion program in 2018 and also training in India for some of their youth. The purpose of these two hour twice monthly Liberty...

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9th North Eastern University Summer Camp in China

9th North Eastern University Summer Camp in China

Students at the 9th North Eastern University Summer Camp in China, July 2018 with their mini libraries of classical liberal texts in Chinese on a CD.

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Bold Outreach in Afghanistan

Bold Outreach in Afghanistan

Our long term partners The Afghan Economic and Legal Studies Organisation (AELSO) planned an ambitious Tolerance and Prosperity Caravan for autumn 2018 and spring 2019. Their aim is to promote democracy, liberty, tolerance  and opposition to radicalism in four provinces outside Kabul and increase understanding of these concepts and other classical liberal values among young people, Islamic...

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Discussions on Islam and Freedom in Indonesia

Discussions on Islam and Freedom in Indonesia

In 2017 NFS funded Suara Kebebasan to translate Islamic Foundations of a Free Society (Originally published by the Institute of Economic Affairs) into Indonesian and publish it in hard copy. During 2018 here have been a number of events to explore and promote it including a launch on   March 15, 2018, with famous Muslim scholar Ulil Abshar Abdalla, as the keynote speaker.     Then in...

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