European Academy of Religion
Bologna, March 5-8, 2018
On March 6, 2018 the Center for Studies on Freedom of Religion, Belief and Conscience (LIREC) organizes the panel n. 63 at the Annual Conference of the European Academy or Religion.
TITLE: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Movement: "Love for all, Hatred for none". An Islam of peace suppressed and persecuted in the Islamic World
The panel aims to indicate some aspects that distinguish the history, the doctrine and the practice of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Movement, in relation to its peculiar way of placing itself within the Islamic World, which, mostly, considers it "heretical".
This attitude, in the countries where the blasphemy law is in force, has caused the persecution of the members of the movement, which has reached extreme consequences, such as the murder of some of them by the mere fact of being Ahmadi.
The experiences of two scholars, who have researched this field, will show how the movement has assumed a significant role in the resolution of conflicts and in the diffusion of a respectful and peaceful Islam.