A Journey through Shari'a Law: Carnegie Council Event and Live Webcast April 17, 2012, 5:30 p.m. ET, with Sadakat Kadri

Apr 13, 2012, 12:14 ET from Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

NEW YORK, April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost 1,400 years after the Prophet Muhammad first articulated God's law--the Shari'a - its earthly interpreters are still arguing over what it means. Hardliners reduce it to amputations, veiling, holy war and stonings. Others say that it is humanity's only guarantee of a just society.

In "Heaven on Earth: A Journey through Shari'a Law from the Deserts of Ancient Arabia to the Streets of the Modern Muslim World," Sadakat Kadri, a London-based criminal barrister and prize-winning writer, sets out to see who is right.

To register for Sadakat Kadri's April 17 talk at Carnegie Council in Manhattan, New York City, please go to: www.carnegiecouncil.org/calendar/data/0353.html.

Or join us for the live webcast at: www.carnegiecouncil.org/live.

Email a question for Sadakat Kadri before the event: questions@cceia.org.   

The full video, audio, and transcript will be posted soon after the event. Go to www.carnegiecouncil.org.

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (www.carnegiecouncil.org), established in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie, is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing understanding of the relationship between ethics and international affairs.

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