Bikalpa conducted orientation programs in colleges and then selected the most interested students for their Workshops on Opening Market Promoting Entrepreneurship, in Biratnagar Nepal. The aim was to increase their personal capacities and equip them with a basic understanding of public policy and political economy issues including the value of […]
The 7th Annual International Islam and Liberty Network’s two day conference on the Islamic Case for Religious Freedom was held in Jakarta on 11th & 12th November 2019. The Islam and Liberty Network were partnered by Fatayat Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia; International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS); Malaysia Religious Freedom Institute, USA.
About 100 participated including 25 speakers and presenters from Indonesia, Pakistan, Finland, Malaysia, Australia, Iran, Tunisia, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and the USA. Topics included the keynote speech on Freedom of Religion and Apostasy: Issues, Responses and Developments, and sessions on The Theory and Theology of Religious Freedom; Religious Freedom and Constitutional Frameworks; Religious Freedom, Harmony and Inclusion; Blasphemy Law: Issues and Challenges; Religious, Political and Economic Freedom; Inter-relationships; Non-Muslims in Muslim Majority Countries and Muslim and non-Muslim relationships.
The institute organizes residential workshop for Pakistani youth every year at the hill station Khanaspur. This year the purpose of the workshop was for young people to learn the basis of a prosperous and responsible society. The program has been evolved over the last ten years and is now very popular with many applications to attend from young intellectuals even though everyone has to pay for part of the costs. The workshop provides an opportunity for the participants to learn about economic freedom as well as to network and take part in theatre, debates, discussion forums, and hiking in the beautiful valleys of northern Pakistan.
Religious tensions are part of the daily life in Lebanon and those tensions often lead to direct confrontations between sects and religions. The purpose of this workshop is to promote Free Market Economics an engine of peace and prosperity since it has the ability to become the common denominator of […]
Our long term partners The Afghan Economic and Legal Studies Organisation (AELSO) planned an ambitious Tolerance and Prosperity Caravan for autumn 2018 – spring 2019. The aim was to promote democracy, liberty, tolerance and opposition to radicalism in four provinces outside Kabul and increase understanding of these concepts and other […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]