Newsletter 102
Newsletter 102
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Newsletter 102
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Colloquium on Academic Shi’a Studies

August 31, 2017
A group of 14 professors, experts and scholars attended in a one-day Colloquium on Academic Shi'a Studies, held in the premise of Encyclopaedia Islamica Foundation, Tehran on Thursday, August 31, 2017. The participants got to know about the activities of IRIC by...
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US's largest anti-Muslim group cancels dozens of rallies after seeing 40,000 anti-fascists in Boston

August 22, 2017
The largest anti-Muslim group in the US is cancelling dozens of planned rallies having witnessed the number of anti-right wing...
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New national council to issue progressive rulings for Britain's Muslims

August 18, 2017
Britain’s most senior Muslim clerics are to set up their first national council to issue progressive religious rulings that “embed Islam in a 21st-century British context”. Qari Asim, one of...
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Study: Integration of Muslims in Germany moving ahead

August 24, 2017
The integration of Germany’s more than 4 million Muslims is moving ahead, especially when it comes to employment and language skills, according to a study released Thursday...
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Recent Publications

Deep Equality in an Era of Religious Diversity

Publisher: Oxford University Press (August 15, 2017)
By Lori G. Beaman
While religious conflict receives plenty of attention, the everyday negotiation of religious diversity does not. Questions of how to accommodate religious minorities and of the limits of tolerance resonate in a variety of contexts and have become central preoccupations for many Western democracies. What might we see if we turned our attention to the positive narratives and success stories of the everyday working out of religious difference? Rather than "tolerance" and "accommodation," and through the stories of ordinary people, this book traces deep equality, which...
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Courses & Conferences
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Online Course: Introduction to Shiʿi Islam

Fall 2017 | Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT, USA
This course provides a historical study of the development of Shiʿi Islam against the backdrop of key events such the succession crisis and Occultation (Ghayba), and the formation of Shiʿi states such as the Buwayhids, Safavids, Qajars and Modern Iran. It will introduce students to...
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Freedom of religion and conscience: Restoring civility, protecting pluralism

September 13, 2017 | Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, USA
On September 13, Brookings will host a discussion with the American Charter Project on the vital role that religious pluralism and...
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“Religious? Secular? Re-thinking Islam and Space in Europe”

Call for Papers | Submission Deadline: September 17, 2017
We invite scholars to present their work for a two-day inter-disciplinary workshop, that offers a much-needed opportunity to evaluate questions of space within the study of Islam in Europe...
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Islamic Studies
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Hartford Seminary

With roots that go back to 1834, Hartford Seminary is a non-denominational graduate school for religious and theological studies. What makes us unique is our multi-faith environment and our proven ability to prepare leaders for the complex world that surrounds us. Hartford Seminary offers degree programs and graduate certificates as well as leadership certificates. We seek out students who are interested in serving...
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