Newsletter 126
Newsletter 126
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Newsletter 126
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DOCUMENTARIES
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Being Muslim in America

By Pew Research Center
This video offers a look inside the beliefs and attitudes of Muslims in America; it features data from Pew Research Center’s 2017 survey, as well as the personal stories of Muslims from across the United States. The early days of Donald Trump’s presidency have been an anxious time for many Muslim Americans, according to a new Pew Research Center survey...
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Recent Publications
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Human Rights and Islam

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub (April 27, 2018)
An Introduction to Key Debates Between Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law
by Abdullah Saeed
Is there a basis for human rights in Islam? Beginning with an exploration of what rights are and how the human rights discourse developed, Abdullah Saeed explores the resources that exist within Islamic tradition in support of human rights. He identifies those that are compatible with international human rights law and can be garnered to promote and protect human rights in Muslim-majority states. Relying on significant texts in the Qur'an and hadith, early juristic discourses and modern Islamic scholarship, Saeed explains the compatibilities and...
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Courses & Conferences
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Youth 360 Talks

July 8, 2018 | Orlando, FL, USA
There will be several youth-specific activities throughout the conference weekend including: Workshops designed for and by the youth; Friday Night Islamic Art and Social Night; The annual Saturday night Poetry Slam; YouthTalk360 a Ted-talk like presentation competition program showcasing the speaking and creative talents of our youth...
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The Qur'an: Text, Translation and Culture, 2018

Call for Papers | Abstract Submission Deadline: May 15, 2018
Proposals are invited for the tenth SOAS Conference on the Qur’an. The conference series seeks to provide a forum for investigating all aspects of the Qur’an and how it is read and...
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British Muslim Identities: Muslims of the West

June 20, 2018 | University of Nottingham, UK
Key questions framed will include: ‘how do British Muslims apply meaning to their everyday lived experiences?’, and ‘how do their experiences shape their identities?’ These questions pose a starting point for important academic discussions about how to understand the fluidity, diversity...
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Muslims in the UK and Europe

June 18, 2018 | The Moller Centre, University of Cambridge, UK
The University of Cambridge Centre of Islamic Studies invites applications from current Masters and PhD candidates to present their research on issues pertaining to Muslims in the UK and Europe, from any discipline. The postgraduate symposium will be a platform for students to...
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The Global Crisis in Religious Freedom: State of Play and Recommendations

March 6, 2018 | HBKU's College of Islamic Studies, Qatar
The Religious Freedom Institute will host a special event with a distinguished lineup of experts discussing current challenges and...
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Director of the Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World

Call for Application | Application Deadline: June 7, 2018
The University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint an outstanding Director of the Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary...
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Summer Doctoral School (2019): “Religion and Atheism in Pluralist Societies”

Call for Papers | Proposal Submission Deadline: Sept. 15, 2018
The Institute of religious pluralism and atheism (IPRA) is organizing a summer school on religion and atheism in pluralist societies...
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Islamic Studies
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The Department of Religious Studies, University of Cape Town

Religion has been studied at the University of Cape Town since 1967. Grown from humble beginnings, the Department today is home to four journals, three Institutes, and has consistently maintained a post-graduate...
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