Newsletter 181
Newsletter 181
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Newsletter 181
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How Canada’s Expat Muslim Community is Bringing Hope This Ramadan

April 28, 2020
Over 3.2% of Canada’s population belong to the Islamic faith, which means that over 1 million have already immigrated to Canada to join its...
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UK MP fasts with Muslims to show support amid COVID-19 crisis

April 26, 2020
A member of the UK Parliament, Sir Edward Jonathan Davey, on Saturday fasted and took part in an online Iftar, or breaking of the fast, with Muslims to show support for the country's...
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Review into UK minority COVID-19 deaths sparks controversy

April 28, 2020
British Muslims condemned appointment of public figure, accused of Islamophobia, to inquiry into high minority death rates. Appointment of Trevor Phillips - who is considered highly controversial...
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2019 data shows racism on the rise in Switzerland

April 27, 2020
Switzerland documented a record 352 cases of discrimination in 2019, reflecting an increase in racist acts in public places and attacks spurred by far-right ideologies. Xenophobia was the main driver for racist behavior. Black and Muslim people are the worst affected, with 132 and 55...
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Muslims in Canada hear Azaan through loudspeakers this Ramadan

April 30, 2020
Muslims hear Azaan through loud speakers for the first time in the history of Canada. Due to coronavirus lockdown, Muslims are not able...
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Recent Publications

German, Jew, Muslim, Gay: The Life and Times of Hugo Marcus

Publisher: Columbia University Press (April 2020)
By Marc David Baer
German, Jew, Muslim, Gay offers an astonishing perspective on the history of modern Germany and German-speaking Central Europe from the vantage of a man who united multiple marginal identities in himself, devoted his life to promoting religious utopias and secular brotherhoods, and considered himself as part of a spiritual elite that held the key to Germany’s salvation. Hugo Marcus (b., 1880) was an extraordinary individual. He is the only figure to have played an important role in the gay rights movement and in establishing Islam in Germany....
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Islam in British Media Discourses

Publisher: Manchester University Press (May 2020)
By Laurens de Rooij
Ever wondered what non-muslims actually do with media stories about Islam and how it relates to Islamophobia? How is society affected by repeated discussions of Islam and Muslims in print and television news? Media reporting on Islam and Muslims commonly relate stories about terrorism, violence, or the lack of integration with western values and society. Building on extensive fieldwork interviews and focus groups, Laurens de Rooij argues that individuals negotiate media reports to fit their existing outlook on Islam and Muslims. Non-Muslim responses to...
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Courses & Conferences
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CFP: Special Issue: “Islamic and Muslim Studies in Australia”

Call for Papers | Submission Deadline: August 31, 2020
A Special Issue of Religions
The aim of this Special Issue is to showcase some of the most important research currently being undertaken in Islamic & Muslim studies...
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CFP: Special Issue: “Religion and the Coronavirus Pandemic”

Call for Papers | Abstract Deadline: June 15, 2020
The Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture (JSRNC) is calling for paper proposals exploring the entanglements of religion, the Coronavirus, and socioecological systems....
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Images and Borderlands: Mediterranean basin between Christendom and Ottoman Empire

September 16-17, 2020 | Split City Museum, Split, Croatia
The aim of this conference is to bring together scholars who will discuss, from different perspectives and with a multidisciplinary...
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Islamic Studies
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Center for Religious Studies (CRS)

The Center for Religious Studies (CRS, formerly the Religious Studies Program) is an academic forum at Central European University fostering the study of religion. The mission of the center is to initiate and to coordinate research and the dissemination of resulting research by mounting academic events and fostering publications...
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