Centre for Policy Alternatives on 22 June, 2016

A Space for Faith: Reflections on Religious Freedom for Muslims in Sri Lanka

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Through the months of June and July, Muslims across the globe observe the holy period of Ramazan. It is even more significant this year in Sri Lanka as June 2016, that marks 2 years since the violence in Aluthgama, falls within the holy month.

In a time when there is rampant misrepresentation of the Islamic faith and its followers by the media in several parts of the world as well as an undercurrent of extremism in our country too, we sought to find out how young Muslims in Sri Lanka perceived the place their religion has in our society.

These are the voices of the young people who answered the questions we posed to them; they are artists, teachers, designers, journalists, lawyers, entrepreneurs and researchers, each with unique perspectives on what it means to be Muslim in Sri Lanka and the freedom they have to practice their faith.

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