Faith to Action Network’s Interview series promotes knowledge exchange and conceptual debate on diverse faith approaches to family health and wellbeing, recognising diversity of opinions and promoting productive faith engagement across the differences.
The issue features a conversation with Dr. Riffat Hassan from University of Louisville, USA. The interview discusses, amongst others, the issue of compatibility between the notion of ‘rights’ in Islam and secular human rights discourses, harmful traditional practices vs. the normative teachings of Islam and women’s empowerment from the Islamic perspective.
The issue features an interview with Lambert Grijns, Director, Social Development Department and Special Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights & HIV/AIDS, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
The interview discusses key dimensions of the Dutch SRHR policy. It also provides views of the Dutch government on the unique benefits and challenges to partnerships with faith-based communities.
The interview series features Dr. Douglas Huber, a Reproductive Health Specialist, with 40 years of experience in reproductive health, research and innovative community health implementation. The interview focuses on the role of Christian health organisations in delivering quality health and services, specifically on bridging the gap between the need for family planning services and access.
Prof. Ahmed Ragab-from the Islamic Centre for Population Studies and Research, Al-Azhar University, explains what the Quran and The Hadith say regarding family planning, attitudes towards temporary and permanent family planning methods among others.