Newsletter 184
Newsletter 184
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Newsletter 184
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Churches are closed, but religion has a new home on the internet

June 15, 2020
During the coronavirus pandemic, houses of worship across the country have shut their doors along with other public places. Some states have begun to ease restrictions and allow in-person...
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Muslims join to demand police reforms, back black-led groups

June 15, 2020
In the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody, dozens of American Muslim organizations have come together to call for reform to policing practices, and to support...
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Muslim org wants White House to reject Islamophobic Pentagon policy pick

June 15, 2020
Emgage Action, a national advocacy organization for Muslim Americans, says it is disheartened by Islamophobic comments made by Anthony Tata...
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Recent Publications

Violence in Islamic Thought from the Qur'an to the Mongols

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press (June 2020)
Edited by Robert Gleave, István Kristó-Nagy
Examines the development of Muslim theological, legal, literary and cultural discussions about violence and its legitimation
The violent conquest of the eastern part of the lands under Muslim rule by the Mongols marked a new period in the history of Islamic civilization and in attitudes towards violence. This volume examines the various intellectual and cultural reactions of Muslim thinkers to these events, both within and without the territories subjected to Mongol control. Each chapter examines how violent acts were...
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Mizan Series 4: Deconstructing Islamic Studies

Publisher: Harvard University Press (July 14, 2020)
Edited by Majid Daneshgar, and Aaron W. Hughes
The study of Islam has historically been approached in two different ways: apologetical and polemical. The former focuses on the preservation and propagation of religious teachings, and the latter on the attempt to undermine the tradition. The dialectic between these two approaches continued into the Enlightenment, and the tension between them still exists today. What is new in the modern period, however, is the introduction of a third approach, the academic one, which ostensibly examines the tradition in diverse historical, religious, legal, intellectual, and...
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Digital Technology and Pilgrimage: Shiʿi Rituals of Arbaʿin in Iraq

Published in: Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture (Brill)
Authors: Babak Rahimi and Mohsen Amin
Since the collapse of the Baʿathist regime after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, Shiʿi Muslim rituals have seen a revival in popularity...
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Courses & Conferences
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CFP: Special Issue: “Religious Transformation in the Middle East”

Call for Papers | Submission Deadline: December 1, 2020
A Special Issue of Religions
This Special Issue looks to compose a cross section of current work in social science,...
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CFP: Embracing religion as counter-conduct: Ethics and “political spirituality” among western youth

Abstract Submission Deadline: July 15, 2020
In this special review, we want to articulate Foucault’s idea of “political spirituality” as it relates to youths for whom religious change is...
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Islam, Peace, and Justice Conference

Call for Papers | Abstract Submission Deadline: March 22, 2021
In order to help animate interest in Islamic Studies in Saskatchewan, the Department of Religion and Culture at St. Thomas More College welcomes abstract submissions for our upcoming conference examining issues at the intersections of Islamic traditions, peace, and social justice...
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Religion, State & Society in Post-Communist Countries: 30 Years after the End of the Cold War

Call for Papers | Abstract Submission Deadline: July 31, 2020
Many religious minorities that had gone underground were afforded the opportunity to have legalstatus and have flourished. Further,...
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