Newsletter 58
Newsletter 58
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Newsletter 57
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Shi‘a Muslims and the World Council of Churches

August 23, 2016
The director of the Islam Center of England, Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali, explains the background to Shi‘a Muslim relations with the World Council of Churches following his recent trip to Geneva.
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Newton County to Lift Moratorium on Mosque, Cemetery

August 18, 2016
The Newton County commissioners said Wednesday they plan to lift a moratorium that has prevented a controversial mosque and Muslim cemetery from being built in the area...
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French minister: enemy seeks to divide Muslims, non-Muslims

August 26, 2016
Bernard Cazeneuve said that France is at war with an enemy trying to pit Muslims against non-Muslims, making it urgent to create a strong bond between the nation and citizens of...
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U.S. Muslims relieved Eid holiday to fall day after September 11 anniversary

August 26, 2016
Muslims in the U.S. were worried that this year Eid al-Adha might fall on the 15th anniversary of the Twin Towers attack, i.e. Sept. 11. However, they are now relieved as...
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Founder of Denmark’s first mosque for women: ‘I will not listen to naysayers’

March 23, 2016
A little mosque in Copenhagen joined a quiet revolution last week by hosting its first Friday prayer led by a woman...
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Recent Publications

Reconciling Islam, Christianity and Judaism

By Terence Lovat & Robert Crotty | Springer (2015)
At the present time, when so-called Islamic radicalism, terrorism and Jihadism occupy major media space, with Islam often depicted as the main culprit, the book attempts a tour de force. It proposes that Islam is as much victim as culprit in the history that has led to the current hostility. This is because the common claims of both mainstream and radical Islam that Islam represents the high point of the Abrahamic tradition, and therefore a purification of Judaism and Christianity, have been largely ignored, misunderstood or blatantly rejected by...
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Courses & Conferences
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The Quran Between Judaism and Christianity

Autumn 2016 | University of Nottingham, UK
A series of public lectures funded by the British Academy, hosted at the University of Nottingham, seeking to enhance the public understanding of the Quran by focusing on the ways in which the Scripture of Islam relates to Judaism and to Christianity.
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“Islam in Plural. Thought, Faith and Society.”

6-9 September 2016 | Catholic University of Lyon, France
Three main topics provide the structure of the congress: current developments in geopolitics and economics, theological questions underlying interreligious encounters, and sociological dimensions of intra-islamic pluralism with respect to the diverse challenges rising from...
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Charisma and Anti-Charisma in al-Andalus

4 November 2016 | University of Edinburgh, UK
Lecturer: Prof. Maribel Fierro
This William Montgomery Watt Lecture is organized and sponsored by the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies with additional support from the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
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“Aspects of Qur’anic Scholarship - Philology meets Theology”

23-26 September 2016 | Free University of Berlin, Germany
The aim of the conference is to set different fields of research of the Qur'an studies related. In this way, synergies between philology and theology shall be identified.
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Islamic Studies
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The Centre for Islamic Theology (CIT)

The Center for Islamic Theology, housed at Münster University, was founded on 1 October 2011. It represents a university department dedicated to faith-oriented Islamic theology and Islamic religious education, making the CIT Münster the only Islamic theological-academic institution in all of North Rhine-Westphalia...
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