Newsletter 61
Newsletter 61
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Newsletter 61
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School of Historical Studies receives grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York

September 20, 2016
School of Historical Studies has received a 3-year, $500,000 grant from Carnegie Corporation to elevate the understanding of Shii studies...
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Islamic schools produce best students in Denmark

September 20, 2016
Students in Islamic private schools in Denmark are achieving better results than their counterparts in public schools, an analysis has revealed, breaking stereotypes about Muslims’ integration. “Politicians and public schools should take stock of this knowledge and perhaps learn...
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New Jersey's large Muslim community

September 26, 2016
At the Islamic Center of Passaic County, which draws about 2,000 people each Friday for communal prayers, the talk is about how this year is different. After 9/11, people of other faiths in the surrounding community were generally able to see the difference between...
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Only 14 percent of US Catholics have a favorable opinion of Muslims

September 19, 2016
Based on a recent research by the Bridge Initiative, only 14% of American Catholics have a favorable view of Muslims and over 50% of Catholic media tends to connect Islam to ISIS...
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Declaration of Human Rights by the World’s Religions issued at global conference

September 27, 2016
Leading religious scholars representing the major world religions have issued a declaration saying it is imperative that religions be a “positive...
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Assisi: Praying together for Peace

September 23, 2016
The Community of Sant’Egidio has kept alive the “Spirit of the Day of Prayer and Fast for Peace” for the last thirty years. This initiative came from Pope John Paul II, who invited leaders of various religions to Assisi, a symbolic Christian center, on 27 October 1986 to pray for peace...
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Documentaries

Film Screening and Q&A: “Blessed are the Strangers”

October 22, 2016 | Rumi's Cave, London, UK
A Film by Ahmed Peerbux & Sean Hanif Whyte
The compelling true story of one of Britain’s earliest Muslim convert communities.
After 5 year’s work - writing, traveling, researching, filming and editing - the documentary ‘Blessed Are The Strangers’ is complete! By highlighting the beautiful story of one of the UK’s most diverse Muslim communities, it hopes to make a positive contribution to the ongoing debates surrounding issues such as Islamophobia, extremism and cultural integration.
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Seminars & Conferences
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BRAIS 2017 Call for Papers

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 30, 2016
Following BRAIS’s successful conferences in Edinburgh (April 2014) and London (April 2015 and April 2016), the organizers invite proposals for whole panels or individual papers on any aspect or sub-discipline of Islamic Studies, for the Fourth Annual Conference of BRAIS.
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2016 Public Seminar Series

By The Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK
The Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK held 2016 Public Seminar Series which was organized in conjunction with a number of local Muslim organizations based in Cardiff. It was a rich and varied program of speakers held in April, March, and February 2016.
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Islamic Projects
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Islamic Reformulations

Islamic Reformulations was a three-year Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellowship, funded by Research Councils UK and administered by the Economic & Social Research Council. The Fellowship, awarded to Prof. Robert Gleave of the University of Exeter, explored how Muslim thought has developed in the modern period. The project focused on the interlinked themes of belief, governance and violence.
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