Project Syndicate

Just came across this website entitled Project Syndicate. It is an international association of quality newspapers devoted to:

1. Bringing distinguished voices from across the world to local audiences everywhere;
2. Strengthening the independence of printed media in transition; and,
3. Developing countries as well as upgrading their journalistic, editorial, and business capacities.

As part of their coverage, Project Syndicate has a section on Islam, which is really quite good and may be of interest to islamicate readership. Here is the introduction by the featured contributor, Mai Yamani.

“Whether because of the perceived defeats inflicted upon Muslims by the outside world, or because of the derelictions of their governments, the past 25 years have seen huge growth in what outsiders call Islamic fundamentalism. Call it a revival or a resurgence, but across the Muslim world, debates about modernity versus tradition and secular versus Islamic politics have broken out in universities, coffeehouses and even mosques. To open a global window onto these debates, Project Syndicate is initiating a series of commentaries by statesmen, scholars and activists, predominantly from within “the House of Islam.” Edited by Clifford Chanin, a leading expert on Islam, ISLAM AND THE WORLD will display the breadth and vitality of opinion within and without the Muslim world as it confronts huge pressures for change” [View articles]