New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies will present a discussion with Irshad Manji, author of The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith on Wednesday, October 10, 2007.

The evening will include a screening of Manji’s PBS documentary
‘Faith without Fear,’
based on her book, which addresses the challenges of being a progressive Muslim woman and the global need for liberal reformation of Islam. The Trouble with Islam Today has been published internationally, including in Pakistan, India and Lebanon.

This event is free and open to the public, and has been partially underwritten by a grant from the Empire State Development Corporation. It is co-sponsored by NYU-SCPS’s Programs in Writing, Humanities and the Arts and the NYU Center for Global Affairs.

Seating is limited and attendees are asked to RSVP by 10/9/07 at

  • WHAT: AN EVENING WITH IRSHAD MANJI, film screening and discussion
  • WHEN: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • WHERE: NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street, NYC


Manji is spearheading an emerging movement of reform-minded Muslims who aim to renew Islam’s tradition of debate and dissent. For her ground-breaking work, Manji was recently named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. Oprah Winfrey honored Manji with the first annual “Chutzpah Award” for ‘audacity, nerve, boldness and conviction.’ Ms. magazine chose Manji as a ‘Feminist for the 21st Century.’ Maclean’s, Canada’s national news magazine, selected her one of ten ‘Canadians Who Make a Difference.’ And the Jakarta Post in Indonesia-the world’s largest Muslim country- identifies Manji as one of three Muslim women creating positive change in Islam today.

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