Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Upcoming Conference - A Celebration of Heresy: Critical Thinking for Islamic Reform

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From: Edip Yuksel <19@19.org>
Date: Jan 29, 2008 1:21 AM
Subject: Edip Yuksel invites you to the conference, A Celebration of Heresy: Critical Thinking for Islamic Reform
To: edip yĆ¼ksel <yuksel@yuksel.org>

Dear friend:
The BrainBowPress forwarded me your contact address. I would appreciated if you answer the following three questions and consider the invitation for an important conference in Atlanta by the end of the March 2008.
1. Before placing your order for Quran: a Reformist Translation (QRT) at Amazon.com or www.BrainBowPress.com how did you hear about the ? (Email from a friend? Website? etc).

2. If you have found a chance to read or browse the QRT, what do you think about it? Do you have any suggestions, criticism?

3. Would you like to join the following conference and perhaps participate in one of the panels?
A Celebration of Heresy:
Critical Thinking for Islamic Reform

We are pleased to invite you to participate in a conference in Atlanta, GA, USA, entitled "A Celebration of Heresy: Critical Thinking for Islamic Reform". This title is to emphasize that we seek to promote our commitment to accept dissent and disagreement, especially when we strongly disagree with the views of others, as a necessary pre-requisite for genuine and effective reform. We celebrate heresy and dissent not as ends in themselves, but in order to enable and promote innovative and critical thinking.

This conference convenes
28-30 March, 2008, at the Holiday Inn Select Atlanta Perimeter ( www.hiatlantaperimeter.com), 4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta Georgia 30341, phone 770-457-6363; fax 770-458-5282 . You can find more information about the subject, themes and organizers of this conference at www.hereticmuslims.com

The conference is organized by a group of Muslim intellectuals who share commitment to the values of pluralism, democracy and respect for human rights. While the organizers and all participants in this conference have different political and intellectual affiliations, this conference will be strictly non-partisan in its objectives and implementation. The shared agenda of all organizers and participants is the sustained and effective promotion of innovative and critical thinking about all issues facing Muslims throughout the world.

This conference is funded by the participants themselves who will cover their own travel and accommodation expenses, in addition to a registration fee of $105. This fee covers all meals, from dinner the evening of Friday March 28, to lunch on Sunday March 30. We have also negotiated a room rate of $75.00/night for participants.

Please note that we must receive by 15th March 2008 your registration information and fee of $100 for the expenses noted above. This is necessary for practical reasons, including arrangements for all meals, meeting space and related expenses.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us, and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

For more details and registration, see:


Edip Yuksel, J.D.

Turkish Books: www.ozanyayincilik.com
(USA) 520 481 1919 (Cell)

Each of us must use our own mind in pursuit of truth. (17:36; 10:100; 39:17-18; 41:53; 42:21; 6:114-116; 10:36; 12:111; 20:114; 21:7; 35:28; 38:29).

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