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“Shame and Responsibility“ , Duisburg 3/5/2013 (PDF file)

“ Shame and Responsibility“ , Duisburg 3/5/2013 (mp3 file)

“ Quran , Philosophy and Law “ , University of Notre Dame-April 2013

Religion of war , Religion of peace

Muslims for Peace -- Kelly James Clark

Done and Undone in Islamic reform --A lecture by Abdulkarim Soroush (audio file)

Rivival and reform achievements and challenges --A lecture by Abdulkarim Soroush (audio file)

A Special Program (in Farsi) with Dr. Abdolkarim Soroush & Mr. Abdolali Bazargan to Support Victims of Domestic Violence in Iran

Islamic Reform: Iranian Style  -- A lecture by Abdulkarim Soroush

Nilou Mobasser obituary  -- Malu Halasa  

Critical Rationalism -- A lecture by Abdulkarim Soroush 

Abdolkarim Soroush: Critical Rationalism and Religious and Political Reform in Iran 

Critical Rationalism and Religious and Political Reform in Iran  -- 2012 Popper Memorial Lecture by Abdulkarim Soroush  

You Have Turned Iran into a Grim Land -- A letter from Soroush to Khamenei  

Soroush to Khamenei: You Must Accept Criticism so that We can Move owards National Reconciliation

Islam: Reform and Revival

The Crust and the Core of Rule by the People -- Abdulkarim Soroush

Shi'i Contributions to the Disciplines of Fiqh and Kalam -- A lecture by Abdulkarim Soroush (audio file)

Secularism and The World of Islam -- A lecture by Abdulkarim Soroush (audio file)

Thoughts on The Eternal and ContextualIn the Quranic Message -- A lecture by Abdulkarim Soroush (audio file)

Rumi, The Prophet of Love -- A lecture by Abdulkarim Soroush (audio file)

Rumi, The Prophet of Love -- A lecture by Abdulkarim Soroush

The Iranian Autumn of Discontent with Religion -- Ahmad Sadri

There is no God, I swear to God there is no God --  Abdulkarim Soroush

Iran Targets Relatives of Opposition Leaders 

Iranian Security Forces Target Dr Soroush's Family and the Serat Institute

Shi'ism in Need of Reform: A Talk by Dr.Abdolkarim Soroush

The Rise of Intellectual Reform in the Islamic World (video)

Foreseeing reform: Speaker hopeful about changes ahead for Islam 

Reforming Islamic Societies: Problems and Prospects  --A talk by Abdulkarim Soroush  

Thoughts on The Eternal and Contextual in the Qur'anic Message --A talk by Abdulkarim Soroush

A Word of Advice to the Advocates of Islamic Human Sciences -- Abdulkarim Soroush

Allama Iqbal and Abdolkarim Soroush -- Khaled Ahmed  

A Lecture by Abdulkarim Soroush  

Death of a True Scholar and a Muslim Mensch -- Reuven Firestone  

Flagging Oratory (and Mind?) -- Abdulkarim Soroush

Building Bridges Seminar addresses changing patterns in religious authority

If You Daren’t Speak, Why Don’t You Emigrate? -- Abdulkarim Soroush    

The Rise of Intellectual Reform in the Islamic World    

The Current Iranian System Rests on Obedience not Human Rights -- An Interview with Abdulkarim Soroush

Call to Friendship: Rumi's Perspective -- A lecture by Abdulkarim Soroush  

Conference on "The Future of Secularism and the Public Role of Religion in Iran"  

It’s Best Just to Speak of an Unqualified Republic -- An Interview with Abdulkarim Soroush  

 l'Iran, en quête de justice -- Abdulkarim Soroush  

We Must have a Referendum in Iran -- An Interview with Abdulkarim Soroush

When you don’t lose yourself… When you lose yourself… -- Abdulkarim Soroush  

The Social Sciences have been Iran’s Most Bloodied Martyr over the past 30 Years -- An Interview with Abdulkarim Soroush  

We Want A Religious Democracy  

Vi vil et religiøst demokrati  

Das ist die wahre Revolution   -- An Interview with Abdulkarim Soroush  

A supreme leader at bay  

An opposition manifesto in Iran  

Abdolkarim Soroush: The goals of Iran's Green Movement  

Iran Professors Ask for End to Violence  

The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers

Abu Zayd and Soroush's lecture in university of Notre Dame

  Iran: The Revenge

Imam Ali Conference at Hartford Seminary

Religious Tyranny is Crumbling: Rejoice! -- Abdulkarim Soroush 

Hunger Strike Press Release  

The New Democrats (An intellectual history of the Green Wave) -- Abbas Milani 

Some of our Clerics are no Better than the Taliban  -- An Interview with Abdulkarim Soroush  

A Congregation of Bees, not a Congregation of Parrots -- An Interview with Abdulkarim Soroush  

Iranian scholar opts for Karroubi 

The Expansion of Prophetic Experience -- A book by Abdulkarim Soroush

The Islamic Revolution Lacked a Theory-- Serajeddin Mirdamadi

Boundlessness and Enclosures  --  Abdulkarim Soroush

Who Wrote the Koran?  --  Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabar  

The Merciless Blade of Vilification -- Abdulkarim Soroush  

Milk and Sugar -- On the Pretext of Religious Intellectualism - Abdulkarim Soroush  

Insurgency of Love -- Abdulkarim Soroush 

Alas, I’ve Missed the Chance to have Coffee with Popper -- An Interview with Abdulkarim Soroush 

Fasting and Ramadan In the Poetry of Rumi and Hafiz -- A Series of Three Lectures by Dr. Abdulkarim Soroush

"Islam and Dissent in Postrevolutionary Iran": Abdolkarim Soroush, Religious Politics and Democratic Reform(A book on Abdulkarim Soroush)

"Expansion of Prophetic Experience" -- Forthcoming book by Abdulkarim Soroush


The Top Ten Intellectuals

I’m a Neo-Mu’tazilite -- An Interview with Abdulkarim Soroush

We Should Pursue Shariati’s Path but We Shouldn’t be Mere Followers -- An Interview with Abdulkarim Soroush

The World’s Top 20 Public Intellectuals

Declaration of human responsibilities key to bridging the religious divide

The Prospect/FP Global public intellectuals poll—results

The Top 100 Public Intellectuals

Iranian lectures on democracy in Middle East -- Sarah Flanagan

In memoriam of Ahamd Bourghani

Islam, Revelation and Prophethood -- An Interview with Abdulkarim Soroush

Muhammad’s Word, Muhammad’s Miracle -- An Interview with Abdulkarim Soroush

Sense and Nonsense -- About the Cultural Revolution Again

Khatami’s Election Victory was Detrimental to Kiyan --  An Interview with Abdulkarim Soroush about the Kiyan Circle

The Word of Mohammad --  An Interview with Abdulkarim Soroush

Enlightenment and Philosophy in Islam --  An Interview with Abdulkarim Soroush

Mysticism in contemporary Islamic political thought: Orhan Pamuk and Abdolkarim Soroush.(Essay) -- John von Heyking

What Religious Intellectualism Isn't -- Abdulkarim Soroush

Militant Secularism -- Abdulkarim Soroush 

The Relationship between the Mathnawi and the Qur'an --Abdulkarim Soroush

The Beauty of Justice --An interview with Abdulkarim Soroush

Amsterdam Debate --An interview with Abdulkarim Soroush

One Cultural Revolution was Enough --An interview with Abdulkarim Soroush

Dialogue of Cultures instead of Dialogue of Civilizations

How the U.S. Ignored Iran's Reformers

On Reason -- Abdolkarim Soroush

'Religion of War, Religion of Peace' -- Lecture of Abdolkarim Soroush

The Muddled Dream of Returning to Tradition -- An interview with Abdulkarim Soroush

ELECTING  ISLAMISM -- Islamist politics and the prospects for Arab democracy (Workshop organized by University of Westminster)

Some of our religious intellectuals are still afraid of being called liberal or    secular

The Right to Criticize Rulers must be Recognized

CSD ENCOUNTER -- Friday 3rd November 2006 

Dr. Soroush Criticizes the Pope's Remarks  

From Islam as an Identity to Secular Politics -- Interview with Dr.Soroush  

Interview with Dr. Soroush -- Broadcast on Homa TV  

“Islam versus the West” and the Political Thought of AbdolKarim Soroush  -- Hassan Abbas  

Whether by the Fire of Freedom or by the Fire of Zeal -- Dr. Soroush

Never in Iran's History has Philosophy been so Political -- An interview with Soroush

The Ideal Islamic State: An Unattainable Quest -- Report written by Masoud Behnoud

Democracy, Justice, Fundamentalism and Religious Intellectualism -- An interview with Soroush

The Saviour and Religious Revival -- Dr. Soroush

Dr. Soroush to President: Clarify What You Mean by Justice

Global intellectual poll results -- David Herman

Thinking Globally -- Prospect and Foreign Policy's list of the world's top 100 public intellectuals -- David Herman

Vote for the world's top public intellectual --Prospect newspaper

Letter from Evin Prison -- Shaul Bakhash

Hungering for Reform in Iran -- Akbar Ganji Puts His Life on the Line
By: Roya Hakakian

The Development of Tafsir from Other-Worldly to Worldly Orientation -- Azam Puya

Beyond Monologue: For a Comparative Political Theory --By Fred Dallmayr

Reforming religious knowledge -- Asma Barlas (Daily Times)

Iran between revolution and democracy -- David Hayes

Religion and Democracy: Iranian Experiense -- Professor Abdulaziz Sachedina, Chair (CSID)

Abdolkarim Soroush; Iran's Democratic Voice -- Time Magazine

The Iran Situation -- Ahmad Sadri and Foaad Khosmood

L'histoire de l'islam, histoire d'une confiscation -- de Rachid Benzine

The 'Islamic' in Islamic Education: Assessing the Discourse -- Farid Panjwani

Contentious Public Religion: Two Conceptions of Islam in Revolutionary Iran; Ali Shari`ati and Abdolkarim Soroush -- Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

Peace with Islam -- Floy E. Doull

Abstract of Dr. Soroush's Speech in the 'Islam and Democracy' --Conference in Mashhad        

Rationalist Traditions in Islam -- Soroush in Heidelberg                    

Modernity and the Making of Muslim Politics -- Robert W. Hefner

Treatise on Tolerance

Dr. Soroush Acknowledgement of Erasmus Prize 2004                                 

Dr. Soroush Receives the Erasmus Prize     

Muslim Faculty and Students' Letter to Ayatollah Khamenei on Dr. Soroush's Attack in Qom              

The Search for Human Rights within an Islamic Framework in Iran -- Shadi Mokhtari

Deciphering Iran: The Political Evolution of the Islamic Republic and U.S. Foreign Policy After September 11 --Bahram Rajaee

Soroush Was Attached  -- Iran Daily

Book Review  -- Ahmad Sadri                         

Beyond the 'clash of civilizations,' shaping reform in Muslim societies --Abdou Filali-Ansary

Ideas of new Muslim reformers taking root -- Abdou Filali-Ansary

The Expansion and Contraction of Abdolkarim Soroush -- Dr. M. Shirvani

Dr. Abdolkarim Soroush Returns to Iran
Dr. Soroush's “Muslim Democrat of the Year Award” Acceptance Speech
Abdolkarim Soroush Wins CSID Annual Prize

Gun Barrel Democracy?   Democratic Constitutionalism Following Military Occupation -- Stanley N. Katz

For an Open Interpretation of the Koran -- Katajun Amirpur                                   

Open-ended history - An Interview with: Francis Fukuyama, of "End of History" (Al-Ahram)

Erasmus Prize 2004: Important Figures from Islamic World Awarded                     

Mission reforming Islam -- Abid Ullah Jan

Abdolkarim SoroushWins Erasmus Prize 2004

America and the "Islamic Revival" -- Natalie Hand

Naghdi va daramadi bar tazaad-e dialectiki "A Critique and a Prologue to Dialectical Contradiction" -- Book Review by Ali Parsa

The democrat (The Boston Globe) -- Iran's leading reformist intellectual tries to reconcile religious duties and human rights

Global Viewpoint -- NPQ (New Perspectives Quarterly)

Interview with Abdolkarim Soroush -- NPQ (New Perspectives Quarterly)

Abdolkarim Soroush’s rays of hope -- Katajun Amirpur

Democracy Is Not Summarized in Elections --(Sharqh Newspaper)        

Ethics and Ethical Critiques -- An interview with Abdolkarim Soroush

The New Intellectuals in Iran -- Farhad Khosrokhavar

The Emergence and Development of Religious Intellectualism in Iran --  Forough Jahanbakhsh

Islam and Modernity -- A debate

The Responsibilities of the Muslim Intellectual in the 21st Century:

An Interview with Abdolkarim Soroush -- Farish A. Noor

Expect the Unexpected: A Religious Democracy in Iran -- Peter D. Schmid

Dr. Soroush Letter to Abbass Amir Entezam and Dr. Hashem Aghajari Due to Receiving the Moral Courage Award    

The Resilience of the Traditional Clergy to the Hardline Challenge in Post Revolutionary Iran -- Ijlal Naqvi

The Clash Within Islam -- Encounter - Radio National

Pluralism conference report -- John L. Allen Jr.

An Interview with Abdolkarim Soroush -- Iranian Truth

Political Statement by Iranian Cultural and Political Activists On the Anniversary of the Constitutional Revolution and the 1953 Coup

Khatami Threatens Resignation -- The Daily Star

Iran's Khatami offers to quit (CNN)

Come the revolution -- New Scientist

Faith, Reason and Science -- Ehsan Masood

Post-Revolutionary Islamic Discourses on Modernity in Iran -- Farzin Vahdat

Ferment in Muslim Thinking -- A.G. Noorani

Ahmad Wahib’s Renewal Islamic Thinking in Indonesia in Perspective of Abdolkarim Soroush

Challenging the Government of God -- Ahmad Sadri

Joint Harvard-MIT Petition for Divestment from Israel

Islam: A Mosaic, Not a Monolith -- Vartan Gregorian                       

  Islam and Democracy

Iran: The Struggle for the Revolutions's Soul -- ICG Middle East Report

The Fundamentalist Factor -- Scott Appleby

A Window on Islam: The Humanisation of Religion -- Comments by: Donald Cupitt

Coming to terms with Modernity: Iranian Intellectuals and the emerging Public Sphere -- Mahmoud Alinejad

The Reform Movement in Contemporary Iran -- Said Amir Arjomand

The Evolution of Iranian Islamism from the Revolution Through the Contemporary Reformers  -- Jeffrey Usman

Religious Modernists and the "Woman Question": Challenges and Complicities -- Ziba Mir-Hosseini

Book on Abdolkarim Soroush: Published in Indonesia Language

Religious Intellectuals and the Woman Question -- Farideh Farhi

Zanan: Trials and Successes of a Feminist Magazine in Iran -- Roza Eftekhari

An Evening with Dr. Soroush (Harvard)

Gender of Democracy: The Encounter between Feminism and Reformism in Contemporary Iran -- Parvin Paidar

Sacral Defense of Secularism: The Political Theologies of Soroush, Shabestari, and Kadivar

The Construction of Gender in Islamic Legal Thought and Strategies for Reform -- Ziba Mir-Hosseini

Book Review -- Mehrzad Boroujerdi        

Islam And Democracy: Reflections On Abdolkarim Soroush

By: Fred Dallmayr (University of Notre Dame)

Religion, Thought and Reformation -- Jameh Madani                           

Critics Within: Islamic Scholars’ Protests

Against the Islamic State in Iran* -- Charles Kurzman                             

Iran’s Tortuous Path Toward "Islamic Liberalism" -- Ahmad Ashraf  and Ali Banuazizi

The Paradoxes of Politics in Post-Revolutionary Iran -- Mehrzad Boroujerdi

Iran’s Quiet Revolt -- Navid Kermani

Islamic Democracy and Islamic Governance -- A summary of remarks

By: Abdolkarim Soroush and Charles Butterworth

A Holy War for Human Rights -- Scott Appleby

Reason, Freedom, and Democracy in Islam -- Book Review by: L. Carl Brown (Middle East)

The End of Islamic Ideology (Iran) -- Hamid Dabashi

The Coming Transformation in the Muslim World -- Dale F. Eickelman

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