and also to contribute to the Tau/300 thing...
until then today AoC announced a 300 thing on January 20 through Associated Press of Pakistan, like I said: the spirit is in the city!
Describing the forthcoming event, Ms. Majeed said that on the weekend of President‑elect Barack Obama’s inauguration in Washington, some 300 “dynamic, committed and civic‑minded young leaders will get together to create change”, which, in the words of one of the participants, “cannot wait for tomorrow”.
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 9 (APP): A new generation of community‑based, forward‑thinking Muslims from 76 countries will meet next week in Doha, Qatar, for a “Leaders of Tomorrow” conference aimed at mobilising a global Muslim movement for peace, justice and the common good, some of its members said Thursday. “Now is the time to move towards a space where Muslims will be known as people of peace”, Rushda Majeed of Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow told a press conference sponsored by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Office....
“I don’t think I have ever been at a conference that convened Muslim leaders from so many countries,” Ms. Ghafur said...""The conference would seek to define a role for civil society and highlight the importance of personal responsibility among all citizens, Ms. Shaikh said, stressing the importance of those issues for Israel and Palestine.
Events in Gaza testified to the exclusion of moderates(farmer: sic) from the peace process in a situation that continued to devolve and spiral out of control, she said. What had brought the young Muslim leaders together was the desire to “recalibrate the conversation” taking place in Israel and Palestine and to “make sure that the discourse globally is progressive, constructive and focused on civic empowerment as well”.
Moghul said that, to him, Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow represented “very young, dynamic, engaged, visionary young Muslims”, seeking to bring about positive change. They wished to see “a more democratic Muslim world, a more equitable Muslim world, a more dignified Muslim world, regardless of whether they live in minority communities or majority communities”. The conference would be important in establishing connections among people, allowing them “to reach across and realize that they are part of a larger community” representing the diversity of Muslim voices."Link
Link to last years conference in Copenhagen