WATERtalks: Feminist Conversations in Religion Series

“Is Sharia Law Still Relevant?

An hour-long teleconference with

Ani Zonneveld

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

1 PM – 2 PM ET


Ani Zonneveld is Founder and President of Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV). Since its inception in 2007, Ani has presided over MPV’s expansion to include chapters and affiliates in 12 countries and 19 cities. She has organized numerous interfaith arts and music festivals, participated in interfaith dialogues, and is a strong supporter of human rights and freedom of expression.

Ani is co-chief editor of the anthology Progressive Muslim Identities: Personal Stories from the U.S. and Canada. She is also a contributor for HuffingtonPostOpenDemocracy and al-Jazeera, and has a TEDx talk titled Islam: As American As Apple Pie. An award winning singer/songwriter, Ani utilizes the power of music and the arts in countering radicalism as she speaks and sings her message of social justice and peace from a progressive Muslim woman’s perspective. Born and raised Muslim from Malaysia and based out of Los Angeles, Ani spent a good portion of her formative years in Germany, Egypt, and India as an Ambassador’s daughter. Her exposure to different politics, religions, and cultures has shaped her inclusive worldview.

We will provide recommended readings for those who register for this talk.

Feel free to email waterstaff@hers.com if you have any trouble registering or need more information. Thank you!