Newsletter 71
Newsletter 71
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Newsletter 71
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MPs stand against Islamophobia

December 8, 2016
MP Iqra Khalid and MP Frank Baylis hosted a reception yesterday at the Sir John A McDonald Building to celebrate the contributions of Canadian Muslims and to stand against discrimination in all its forms. The event was attended by Members from different parties...
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Charting Americans’ religious beliefs and practices

December 1, 2016
If the U.S. were a town of just 100 adults, 36 would attend religious services at least once a week, while 33 would go to religious services no more than monthly. Another 30 would never....
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Germany's top court rules Muslim schoolgirls must join swimming lessons

December 8, 2016
Germany's highest court ruled that ultra-conservative Muslim girls must take part in mixed swimming classes at school…Germany is in the grip of a heated public debate about the...
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Where is the world's most 'godless' city?

December 7, 2016
Norwich has the highest proportion of residents describing themselves as having no religion, while Berlin has been called the ‘atheist capital of Europe’. But what about the rest of the world? And is such an assessment meaningful? Discovering how many people in a given city...
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DOCUMENTARIES

"I Am Rohingya"

A Film by Innerspeak
14 Rohingya refugee youth living in Ontario got together to save their people through theatre. Violence. Murder. Crisis. Stateless. Refugee. Genocide. The most oppressed people on Earth. This is what you will find when you Google search 'Rohingya'. In the summer of 2015, a group of Rohingya refugee youth (ages 8-22) from Kitchener, Ontario decided enough was enough. No longer would the plight of their people be ignored by the media and the international community. Together, they opted to share the stories of their families' harrowing escape from Burma, chronicling what life is like living in a refugee camp and portraying the struggles of resettling in a new country.
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Recent Publications

London Youth, Religion, and Politics

By Daniel Nilsson DeHanas | Oxford University Press (August 30, 2016)
The book addresses controversial issues of the integration of Muslim youth by placing them in context with other religious groups. It opens up new areas for examination in the debate concerning multiculturalism, migration, and British Muslims and Offers in-depth research with young people in two inner city areas of London, Brick Lane and Brixton. For more than a decade the "Muslim question" on integration and alleged extremism has vexed Europe, revealing cracks in long-held certainties about the role of religion in public life. Secular assumptions are being tested not only by the growing presence of Muslims but also...
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Seminars & Conferences
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The Second Vatican Council and the New Catholic Theology of Islam

Research Seminar by Al-Mahdi Institute | Prof. Timothy Winter
In this Research Seminar Prof. Timothy Winter/ Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad will be presenting his latest research on “The Second Vatican Council and the New Catholic Theology of Islam”.
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“Reviving the Islamic Spirit”

Celebrating the 15th Anniversary | 23-25 Dec 2016 | Toronto, CA
Reviving the Islamic Spirit is an annual Islamic conference typically held during the winter holiday season in Toronto. The first conference was held in 2003, and has since become one of North America's largest Islamic conferences, alongside the ISNA convention in US.
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Call for Papers: Religion and the Rise of Populism

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017
The editors of the journal Religion, State and Society are pleased to invite contributions to a special issue, slated for publication in early 2018. The special issue will investigate the roles of religion in recent trends towards populist politics, the rise of new nationalisms,...
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Islamic Studies
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The Islamic Education Center of Houston

The Islamic Education Center of Houston serves the community as a center for the Friday congregation, Islamic celebrations, community programs and a center for imparting knowledge about Islam and promoting Islamic values. A large part of the IEC premises is occupied by the Al-Hadi School of Accelerative Learning.
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