Islam and Modernity

 

ICMES and the Tres Culturas Fundación (Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation), with the collaboration of the Association Essaouira Mogador, convened on September 14, 2017 at the headquarters of the Association Essaouira Mogador in Essaouira, Morocco, to analyze the relationship between Islam and modernity. The colloquium was composed of two sessions, each of which was comprised of a presenter and a respondent and followed by a corresponding round of debate. Among the issues discussed were the question of Islamic revival; the status and place of women in Islam; the challenges presented by a dual legal system; and the relationship between Islam and secular societies in the 21st century. Presenters included Dr. Norton Mezvinsky, President of ICMES; Issam Saliba, expert on Islamic law at the U.S. Library of Congress (also of ICMES); Dr. Gloria Morán, Distinguished Professor of Comparative Law, Religion and Public Policy in the Faculty of Law at the Universidade da Coruña (also of ICMES); Dr. Aicha El Hajjami, Professsor of Law and Researcher in Women and Family, University of Marrakech; and Dr. Emilio González Ferrín, Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Seville, and Chair Al-Andalus of the Three Cultures of the Mediterranean Foundation.