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renovatio: (Latin); renovate, to make new again

Renovatio is a Muslim journal about the ideas that have shaped our past and present world. We ask scholars, theologians, and writers to examine timeless questions and today’s moral challenges by drawing from the enduring texts of revelatory faith traditions and current thinking from philosophy, theology, and ethics to history, politics, the social sciences, and beyond.

We publish essays that are both rigorous and readable so that anyone, no matter his or her intellectual interests, can weigh and consider the ideas we present. With its focus on writers, readers, and ideas, we see Renovatio as a bridge between religious traditions and the study of the world, believing that each can renew the other—and between scholars and the public.

To understand more about the genesis of this publication, we recommend that you take a few minutes to read Hamza Yusuf's Letter from the Editor, "Why Renovatio?" which we published in our inaugural issue.

Renovatio fuses old media with new media. We publish a print journal anchored by a collection of themed articles in each issue. We post all articles and essays on this website as well as audio and video of conversations with writers. And, we bring what we publish to life through public events that introduce scholars and audiences of varied backgrounds and perspectives to one another.

You can also keep abreast with us on Twitter and Facebook for posts that will feed your mind, and subscribe to our podcast at iTunes or on Spotify. Also, sign up for our email list to receive news about Renovatio and consider purchasing our handsome print editions.

Editorial Team

Hamza Yusuf

Safir Ahmed

Uzma Husaini
Senior Editor

Najeeb Hasan
Managing Editor

Faatimah Knight
Digital Editor

Yusuf Mullick
Arabic Editor/Researcher

Tom Devine
Copy Editor

Elizabeth J. Asborno
Copy Editor/Proofreader

Peter Klempner

Hosai Mojadidi

Ian Whiteman

Consulting Editors: Mark Damien Delp, Caner K. Dagli

Renovatio is published by Zaytuna College, a Muslim liberal arts college in Berkeley, California.

The ideas expressed in the essays and multimedia content we publish are those of the writers and scholars who expressed them and not necessarily the views of Zaytuna College.