Sahiyo to be a part of a new global movement for progressive Muslims

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From September 29 to October 1, at a unique convention held in Tunisia, more than a dozen progressive Muslim organisations from around the world came together to create a new global movement: the Alliance of Inclusive Muslims, or AIM for short.

AIM and its founding conference were spearheaded by Muslims for Progressive Values, a transnational advocacy organisation, and the convention was attended by a range of other liberal Muslim organisations from Malaysia, Tunisia, Pakistan, USA, Canada, Argentina, Burundi, Somalia, Kenya, Netherlands, Germany and more. Sahiyo co-founder Aarefa Johari also attended the AIM convention.

AIM has been founded as an umbrella organisation that will strengthen and promote the voices and work of progressive Muslim organisations that are working to end various human rights violations and structural violence carried out in the name of Islam. AIM’s founding principles are Human Rights and Dignity for All, Freedom of Expression and Freedom of and from Religion and Belief.

On the bedrock of these principles, the AIM coalition will work against radicalism within Islam, violence against women and other human rights abuses, as well as Islamophobia.

To learn more about AIM, click here.

 

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