Newsletter 166
Newsletter 166
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Newsletter 166
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News
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What Americans know about religion

July 23, 2019
Most Americans are familiar with some of the basics of Christianity and the Bible, and even a few facts about Islam. But far fewer U.S. adults are able to correctly answer factual questions about Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism, and most do not know what the US Constitution...
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From rapper to pilgrim: French celebrity Diam’s life-changing visit to a Muslim friend

August 9, 2019
She had money, fame, influence and power. By the age of 23, she had millions of fans, sold more than 4 million albums and won numerous...
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BBC apologizes after presenter calls Muslim prayer sign 'IS salute'

August 5, 2019
The BBC said it would remove the relevant voiceover from Dooley’s documentary before broadcast. The BBC has apologized and amended a Panorama documentary presented by Stacey...
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Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders unite to oppose abortion bill in Australia

August 8, 2019
A group of Christian, Muslim and Jewish religious leaders has issued the statement below, opposing the Reproductive Health Care Reform...
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Exploring Declarations from around the World that Promote Human Dignity & Religious Freedom for All

July 23, 2019
It was a side event focusing on several important declarations and joint statements on human dignity and religious freedom, discussing the...
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Muslim social media platform Labayk launches globally

August 3, 2019
A new social media platform based on Islamic morals and values called Labayk has launched globally. Labayk says it aims to be a platform that serves people’s needs through Islamic...
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Articles
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Creating a Diasporic Public Sphere in Britain: Twelver Shia Networks in London

By Oliver Scharbrodt
Since the 1980s, the Borough of Brent, in north-west London, has been a major global hub of transnational Twelver Shiism. With the influx of...
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Recent Publications
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Religious Freedom in Islam: The Fate of a Universal Human Right in the Muslim World Today

Publisher: Oxford University Press (March 1, 2019)
By Daniel Philpott
Since at least the attacks of September 11, 2001, one of the most pressing political questions of the age has been whether Islam is hostile to religious freedom. Daniel Philpott examines conditions on the ground in forty-seven Muslim-majority countries today and offers an honest, clear-eyed answer to this urgent question. It is not, however, a simple answer. From a satellite view,...
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Courses & Conferences
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International Conference on the Hermeneutics of Quranic Norm Change

April 15-16, 2020 | Erlangen, Germany
In Muslim communities, there is a consensus that the Quran is the central source of Islam. However, this agreement generally ends with questions as to the nature of the Quran and...
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Islamic Studies
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Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council

Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council is a national representative Muslim body with presence in Dublin, Cork, Athlone, Port Laoise and Belfast. It is an independent body, established to provide a forum where the Irish Muslim Community can speak as one recognized voice on matters relating to their well-being in...
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