The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), member of Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, participated in an international Conference on the topic: "Ethics, Governance and Peace: contributions from Islamic Thought" in Dakar, Senegal, from August 23th to August 26th 2013.
The conference in Senegal is one of a number of international conferences which CILE participates in. There is particular interest in Francophone countries in Africa as this area remains critical now and in the future.
Many Muslims living in Francophone countries from around the world attended the international conference to discuss three main topics: Applied ethics and morality, governance and power, and peace and security.
The discussion focused on the issues about ethics between the text and "context", the relation between faith and behaviour, applied ethics and morality in Islam, and ethical involvement.
Several high profile personalities took part during the four days of the conference and despite intensive exchanges, the open sessions fostered rich and productive debates.