Since its origins, democracy has been a work in progress. Today, many question its resilience. The Bertelsmann Foundation, Institute for Canadian Citizenship, and Humanity in Action have teamed up with Andrew Keen, author of How to Fix the Future, for Season Three of How to Fix Democracy: a video and podcast series exploring practical responses to the threats facing democracies around the world. Host Andrew Keen interviews prominent thinkers, writers, politicians, technologists, and business leaders who enlighten and challenge us as we seek the answers to How to Fix Democracy.
Season Three Episode Six “The Devil’s Curse of Migration” features Abdul-Rehman Malik, a journalist, community organizer, and Associate Research Scholar and Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Yale Divinity School. He and host Andrew Keen address the contradictions of belonging and inclusion. Migrants, they discuss, face these contradictions constantly, seeking belonging in their new homes, but not excluding their own multifaceted identities. If there is a principal Muslim virtue that can aid conceptions of citizenship and fix democracy, Malik concludes, it is mercy–the compassion, empathy, and vitality that hold communities together. (watch|listen)
This series is made possible with the kind support of the William H. Donner Foundation.
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