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Irshad Manji Speaks on the Meaning of Moral Courage

Irshad Manji Speaks on the Meaning of Moral Courage

NYU Wagner's Irshad Manji engaged an audience of 500 people at the University's Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life in a discussion on the dynamics of Islam and faith in the modern world. She focused her remarks on her work as a woman who prominently questions interpretations of established religion.

The discussion on March 27, 2008 was entitled "Faith Without Fear: An Evening with Muslim Reformer Irshad Manji." The NYU Women's Initiative was the sponsor.

As founding director of the Moral Courage Project at NYU Wagner's Research Center for Leadership in Action (RCLA), Manji's current mission is to develop leaders who will challenge political correctness, self-censorship, and intellectual conformity.

She is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker and human rights activist. Her international best-seller, "The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith," has been published in more than 30 countries including, this month, Indonesia.

 

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