Islam & the Future of Tolerance
Islam & the Future of Tolerance
Islam & the Future of Tolerance
Islam & the Future of Tolerance
Islam & the Future of Tolerance
Islam & the Future of Tolerance
Islam & the Future of Tolerance

Islam & the Future of Tolerance

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"The essential dialogue that Nawaz and Harris invite us to have is about the principles of pluralist liberal democracy, the ability to have a friendly and cooperative disagreement, and the courage to speak — out loud — about highly charged topics of all kinds—across cultures, across ideologies, and across other divides. " -  Psychology Today
"This honest and intelligent dialogue is a superb exploration of the intellectual and moral issues involved" - Steven Pinker
"I think that Sam and Maajid did a wonderful job showing us all that it's not only possible but it's incredibly important to carry on these conversations" -Ayaan Hirsi Ali

 

    A seminal issue of our times, the fiery debate over the global influence of Islam is profoundly explored in a dialog between two renowned thinkers; Sam Harris, famed for his uncompromising ethical critique of religion and Maajid Nawaz, whose audacious plea against Radicalization and Islamism had made him an influential advocate for reform within Muslim societies.  As the two dialectically challenge each other's perceptions and recount their personal experiences, a stark intercultural sentiment for inclusion, tolerance and human dignity emerges. 
     

    After publicly clashing in a debate over the concept of Islamic reform in the Muslim world, prominent atheist philosopher Sam Harris and Islamist-turned-liberal-Muslim Maajid Nawaz reconnect several years later in an attempt at civil and honest dialogue. Sam and Maajid attempt to explore their real or imagined divides by clearly and rationally dissecting their disagreements. Through the course of their discussions, they tackle troubling passages from the Quran, the importance of the precision of language and terms (such as “Jihadism,” “Islamists,” and “radical,”) and the difficulty in finding helpful and honest responses in a fraught political terrain. Ultimately, this unlikely collaboration sheds light on the many confusions that afflict the public conversation about Islam and emphasizes how the virtues of open dialogue can help foster both understanding and tolerance in an increasingly polarized world.

    86 Minutes | English.
    Directed by: Jay Shapiro and Desh Amila

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