THE INTERNATIONAL QURAN CONFERENCE IS ON FOR SUMMER 2014!!!!!
In recent years there has been a revival of the deen of islam as represented by the quran as opposed to the religion of islam propagated through various secondary and tertiary sources. This movement has developed and matured resulting in a wide spectrum of views. These views have been discussed and debated and the time is now ripe for coming together to present opinions rather than debate them, to get to know each other rather than confront each other, and to find a way to effectively present the view of quran’s islam to the world.
With this in mind, following several similar national conferences hosted in South Africa from 2009 to 2011, two conferences hosted in the UK in 2011 and 2012, and the recognition of the need for a similar conference in North America; the decision was taken to host an inaugural International Quran Conference in the city of Vancouver, Canada during the summer of 2014.
The exact dates will be posted as soon as some logistical arrangements have been finalised.
The theme of the conference will be “The Quran and Diversity”.
We anticipate representation from most of the major quran centered perspectives on islam (and some of the not so major perspectives). One of the expected outcomes of the conference is the establishment of an international media response panel, and good representation at the conference will ensure good representation on the panel.
The previous South African and UK conferences brought forward some potential projects, including the media response panel, which would all either require or be more constructive at an international forum.
So here we are, ready to move forward and celebrate the diversity of thought that has developed as a result of the revival of islam represented by the quran.