Practical Goals

  • To create a network of secularists and freethinkers in Islamic countries.

  • To establish a women’s network to provide mutual support and to highlight the plight and the achievements of women in Islamic societies.

  • To report on recent research findings on the origins of Islam and the Koran.

  • To provide an alternative source of information and comment for the media on Islamic issues.

  • To publicise acts of terror and oppression.

  • To honor the memory and promote the work and thought of those martyred in the cause of freedom of expression.

  • To attract writers, academics, politicians and activists as members of the Institute and as contributors to the debate.

  • To establish a database of books, articles and news reports, an annotated bibliography of texts of interest, and a suggested reading list.

  • To seek funding for Institute activities, including the translation of important texts.

  • To publish a web-based newsletter: "Secular Islam."