Newsletter 112
Newsletter 112
Newsletter 112
Publish Date

Despite lack of mosques, France to stop Muslims from praying in the streets

November 20, 2017
France strictly regulates religious expression, and building new places of worship for the 5 million Muslims is a controversial issue for the secular country. After fighting between Muslim...

CAIR supports Virginia students threatened with suspension for praying between classes

November 21, 2017
The CAIR expressed support for students at a Virginia high school who were threatened with suspension for praying together between...
Recent Publications

The i-zation of Society, Religion, and Neoliberal Post-Secularism

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (November 28, 2017)
by Adam Possamai
This book explores the elective affinity of religion and post-secularism with neoliberalism. With the help of digital capitalism, neoliberalism dominates, more and more, all aspects of life, and religion is not left unaffected. While some faith groups are embracing this hegemony, and others are simply following the signs of the times, changes have been so significant that religion is no longer what it used to be. Linking theories from Fredric Jameson and...

Islamophobia: Still a Challenge for Us All

Publisher: Runnymede (November 2017)
Edited by Farah Elahi and Omar Khan
Colleagues may be interested in the launch of this new Runnymede Trust anniversary report on Islamophobia, which ‘brings together varied perspectives from leading thinkers on inequality and Muslims in Britain, unpacking issues such as integration, hate crime, gender, identity and, of course, racism’. Two decades since Runnymede was first credited with coining the term 'Islamophobia' in our flagship 1997 report, we look at how the phenomenon has evolved over the past 20 years, and how it manifests itself today. This anniversary report brings together...
Courses & Conferences

Approaching Religious Texts in Early Islam: The Sanaa Qur’an Palimpsest as Example

December 11, 2017 | The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, UK
The round table brings together five scholars of the Qur’an and early Islamic documents on the occasion of the publication of Asma Hilali’s...

University Lecturer in the Eastern Islamic World and Persian-Speaking Lands

University of Cambridge | Application Deadline: December 17, 2017
The Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint to a University Lectureship in the Eastern Islamic...

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor of Study of Religions

University of Helsinki | Application Deadline: December 12, 2017
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of assistant professor / associate professor / professor of...

EARLI SIG19 - Conference on Religious and Spiritual Education

Call for Papers | Proposal Deadline: December 15, 2017
The sixth biennial conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, Special Interest Group 19 provides an international academic forum for presenting...

Islamophobia Conference 2017: The Rise of Nativism

December 10, 2017 | P21 Gallery, London, UK
Last year’s Islamophobia conference discussed the creation of a police state in the UK. While the policies aimed at surveilling, criminalizing and extraditing Muslims, refugees and migrants have continued unabated, we have seen alongside this the alarming growth of nativism in the UK...

First International Course on “Gender and Women’s Studies”

March 3-6, 2018 | Qom, Iran
The WRC Intensive Course endeavors to enhance scholarly attention to Gender & Women’s Studies based on Islamic Shi’a point of view and seeks to offer an original image of women in Iran...

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