Newsletter 54

California Recognizes August as Muslim Appreciation & Awareness Month

August 2, 2016
The California State Assembly voted to pass a resolution that officially recognizes August 2016 as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month...

Athens's First Mosque in 150 Years

August 4, 2016
Muslims in the Greek capital have had to worship in makeshift facilities since the end of Ottoman rule. There hasn’t been a mosque in the Greek capital in 150 years. That’s about to change. The Greek parliament approved plans to build a state-funded mosque near the center of Athens

Muslim Group’s Gathering Message to ISIS

July 31, 2016
Muslims in France and Italy flocked to Mass on Sunday, a gesture of interfaith solidarity following a drumbeat of jihadi attacks that threatens to deepen religious divisions across Europe. The head of Italy's Union of Islamic communities, Izzedin Elzir, called on...

Ryan challenger seeks debate on deporting all Muslims

August 4, 2016
The Republican challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan said this week that the US should debate deporting all Muslims from the country. "I'm suggesting we have a discussion about it...

Pope says it's wrong to identify Islam with violence

August 1, 2016
Pope Francis said that it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and idolatry of money were among the prime causes of terrorism. "I think it is not right to identity...
Recent Publications

Journal of Contemporary Religion

Virtual Special Issue: Sociology
A brand new Virtual Special Issue from Journal of Contemporary Religion featuring key research on sociology and religion is introduced. By exploring the crossroads between the two subject areas, this new Virtual Special Issue seeks to celebrate the interdisciplinary character of Journal of Contemporary Religion. All research featured in this new Virtual Special Issue is free to access for a limited time. In order to showcase the interdisciplinary character of the Journal of Contemporary Religion, the editor presents a selection of sociological articles and book reviews...
Courses & Conferences

Islamic Education Summer School

5th-7th September 2016 / University of Warwick
Rethinking Islamic Education in Europe: Research, Professional Practice and Policy Development;
The first Warwick Islamic Education Summer School aims to offer a rigorous academic forum to rethink Islamic educational practice...

Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

Abstract Submission Deadline: 14 November 2016
The Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies is a forum for discourse and presentation of papers by scholars who have a particular interest in the study of religion. Scholars are invited to make a presentation and lead a discussion of a relevant aspect of religious studies...
Islamic Centers

SABA Islamic Center of Bay Area - California

In 1977 a couple of families (Br. Ahmed Mirza & Br. Ali Hussain) took the initiative of locating the whereabouts of the Shia families and organizing a Moharram Majalis at their residences in San Jose In 1979 after the conclusion of a Majlis the Shia Association of Bay Area was formed and the people present at that time...

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