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U.S. State Department to hold high-level Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom for second year in a row

U.S. State Department to hold high-level Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom for second year in a row

2019-01-31
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The Religious Freedom Institute (RFI) welcomes the U.S. Department of State’s recent announcement that it will host a second consecutive Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom July 16-18, 2019. This high-level event, according to the announce...
Education needed to tackle Islamic extremism in Ireland

Education needed to tackle Islamic extremism in Ireland

2019-01-24
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Catholic methods of examining scripture could help tackle radicalization in Islam, a leading Jesuit academic has said, after it was revealed an Irish citizen was captured having left Ireland to fight for the so-called Islamic State. Originally from ...
Training Program: Research Methods for the Study of Contemporary Religion

Training Program: Research Methods for the Study of Contemporary Religion

2019-01-23
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Date: February 25 – March 1, 2019 Venue: Centre for Religion and Contemporary Society, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK This training program is available for doctoral students registered at any higher education institution in the UK/EU and...
Research Methods for the Study of Religion

Research Methods for the Study of Religion

2019-01-21
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Research Project at the University of Kent The role of empirical research in the study of religion has become increasingly important in recent years. In the discipline of Religious Studies, more postgraduate students are undertaking field-work based...
US airport renamed after Muslim legend Muhammad Ali

US airport renamed after Muslim legend Muhammad Ali

2019-01-21
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The Louisville International Airport located in Kentucky, USA, has announced it will change its name to be Muhammad Ali International Airport, to honor the late sports legend, CNN reported. “We are so excited to announce that @FlyLouisville wil...
2019 Public Seminar Series

2019 Public Seminar Series

2019-01-20
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Presented by the Islam UK Centre, Cardiff University Cardiff University is a leading institution for scholarly teaching about Islam and Muslims in contemporary Britain. The Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK (Islam-UK Centre) is based within th...
Diverse group of religious leaders remind U.S. Senators: religious tests for public office Are wrong, unlawful

Diverse group of religious leaders remind U.S. Senators: religious tests for public office Are wrong, unlawful

2019-01-19
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A group of leaders from across a broad spectrum of American religious life urged Senators to pledge their opposition to religious tests of any kind for nominees for public office. A letter, organized by the Religious Freedom Institute, was delivered ...
Muslims in Britain: Changes and Challenges

Muslims in Britain: Changes and Challenges

2019-01-18
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FREE Online Course by Cardiff University Starting Date: March 4, 2019 Duration: 4 weeks Islam is the second largest religion in the world today and dominates much of the current geopolitical discourse. People are increasingly bombarded by dramatic...
Political Muslims: Understanding Youth Resistance in a Global Context

Political Muslims: Understanding Youth Resistance in a Global Context

2019-01-17
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Edited by Tahir Abbas and Sadek Hamid Series: Contemporary Issues in the Middle East Publisher: Syracuse University Press (February 11, 2019) In the last few decades, the media, academics, and the general public have put considerable focus on Musl...
Church welcomes its special Muslim visitors on Christmas Eve

Church welcomes its special Muslim visitors on Christmas Eve

2019-01-14
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On Christmas Eve, churches all over the country will welcome into their midnight mass services people who rarely take part in acts of Christian worship but find candlelit carols irresistible. In the pews of St Alban’s in North Harrow there will...
French Muslim women push for 'inclusive' mosque in Paris

French Muslim women push for 'inclusive' mosque in Paris

2019-01-12
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Two Muslim organizations in France have launched projects to create "inclusive" mosques: spaces where women and men can pray together, and where female imams would be able to lead Friday prayers. There is some support for women imams in Britain and S...
Green Book writer apologizes for anti-Muslim tweet

Green Book writer apologizes for anti-Muslim tweet

2019-01-11
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Nick Vallelonga, the Green Book writer and producer whose late father Tony is a central character in the film, has apologised for a 2015 social media post that triggered accusations of Islamophobia. Vallelonga has come under fire after the discovery ...
The Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC)

The Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC)

2019-01-09
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The Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC) was originally conceived of and proposed in 2013 as the Islamic Studies Virtual Curriculum (ISVC) by University of Michigan Professor Pauline Jones as a collaborative initiative between the University of ...
Call for papers: Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry

Call for papers: Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry

2019-01-09
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Editor: Darren M. Slade Publication History: Spring 2019 (first issue forthcoming) Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers Frequency: Biannual In partnership with Wipf and Stock Publishers, the peer-reviewed academic journal, Socio-Historical Examin...
10th Conference on Ibadi Studies

10th Conference on Ibadi Studies

2019-01-07
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“Ibadism and the Study of Islam: A view from the edge” Date: June 17 – 19, 2019 Venue: Institute of Islamic Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada In his seminal "Islam: The View from the Edge", historian Richard Bulliet...
Visiting Fellowships, Islamic Legal Studies Program

Visiting Fellowships, Islamic Legal Studies Program

2019-01-06
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Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change, Harvard Law School Application Deadline: February 1, 2019 Harvard Law School's Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change invites applications for Visiting Fellowships for the 2019-202...
Muslim Congress Online Pre-Hawza Program

Muslim Congress Online Pre-Hawza Program

2019-01-05
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The PreHawza classes are taught by dedicated scholars from the Hawza and are geared towards students of all levels - whether you are interested in simply expanding your basic knowledge or you intend to go for higher studies.  Furthermore, the sc...
Belgium bans halal slaughtering

Belgium bans halal slaughtering

2019-01-05
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A ban on Muslim and Jewish methods of ritually slaughtering animals has come into force in Belgium. The ban brings Belgium in line with European Union regulations that require animals to be stunned so they can’t feel pain before slaughter. How...
PhD candidates at the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University

PhD candidates at the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University

2019-01-04
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Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands Application Deadline: February 25, 2019 PhD researchers participate in the Maastricht University Graduate School of Law. They will prepare a PhD thesis in English or Dutch within the Faculty of Law&rsq...
5 facts about the religious makeup of the 116th Congress

5 facts about the religious makeup of the 116th Congress

2019-01-02
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The new Congress is slightly more religiously diverse than its predecessor, but it remains overwhelmingly Christian, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of congressional data collected by CQ Roll Call. For the first day of the 116th Cong...
What is being taught at the "Islamic University of Europe" in the Netherlands?

What is being taught at the "Islamic University of Europe" in the Netherlands?

2019-01-01
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A recent development in a two-year-old corruption scandal -- involving the so-called "Islamic University of Europe" in the Netherlands -- has renewed public interest in the institution, involving tax fraud. Its rector, professor Nedim Bahçekap...
Happy New Year

Happy New Year

2019-01-01
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We would like to deliver a message of happiness and peace to all those who share love and care among people, those whose intention is to bring comfort and happiness into the life of others, so that they could fulfill the true meaning of Christmas. T...
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