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In Germany, Syrians find mosques too conservative

In Germany, Syrians find mosques too conservative

2016-10-31
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Syrians in Germany say many of the country's Arab mosques are more conservative than those at home. Over two months, a dozen Syrians in six places of worship in three cities told Reuters they were uncomfortable with very conservative messages in Arab...
Unregistered Muslim Marriages – Regulations and Contestations

Unregistered Muslim Marriages – Regulations and Contestations

2016-10-29
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Date: April 24-25, 2017 Venue: De Montfort University, the Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH, UK Organizers: - Dr Rajnaara Akhtar, De Montfort University, Leicester - Prof. Annelies Moors, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam ISSR Non-state registered Mu...
Remembering Beliefs – The Shifting Worlds of Religion and Faith in Secular Society

Remembering Beliefs – The Shifting Worlds of Religion and Faith in Secular Society

2016-10-27
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Call for Papers Date: July 14-15, 2017 Venue: Leeds Trinity University, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5HD, UK Proposal Submission Deadline: December 16, 2016 The Annual Conference of the Oral History Society (OHS) in conjunction with Newman University a...
The Art of the Qur’an – landmark exhibit shows holy book as text and work of art

The Art of the Qur’an – landmark exhibit shows holy book as text and work of art

2016-10-26
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First major exhibit on the Qur’an in the US, at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery in Washington, displays manuscripts over a period of almost a millennium. The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Ar...
MEND (Muslim Engagement & Development)

MEND (Muslim Engagement & Development)

2016-10-25
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MEND (Muslim Engagement & Development) is a not for profit company working towards enhancing the active engagement of British Muslim communities in our national life, particularly in the fields of politics and the media. MEND aims to achieve thi...
More in the militia movement are finding a new target: American Muslims

More in the militia movement are finding a new target: American Muslims

2016-10-24
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The revelation of an alleged domestic terrorism plot to kill Somali immigrants in southwest Kansas serves as a glaring illustration of what experts say is a growing concern. Across the country, they say, anti-government extremists are shift...
Muslims protest in front of Colosseum over mosque closures

Muslims protest in front of Colosseum over mosque closures

2016-10-23
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Hundreds of Muslims have staged a mass prayer outside the Rome's Colosseum in protest against the closure of mosques in Italy. An estimated 1.6 million Muslims live in Italy, meaning it has the fourth largest Muslim population in Europe. Yet there are only eight official mosques in the country.
Postdoctoral Fellowships: Law and Learning in Imami Shi’ite Islam

Postdoctoral Fellowships: Law and Learning in Imami Shi’ite Islam

2016-10-22
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Application Closing Date: November 8, 2016 The LAWALISI project (an ERC Advanced award) is looking to recruit two postdoctoral researchers with a focus in pre-modern Imami Shi’i law, particularly the formative and classical periods. These two-...
Journal of Islamic Studies and Culture

Journal of Islamic Studies and Culture

2016-10-21
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Call for Papers for Vol. 4 No. 2 Submission Deadline: October 31, 2016 Publication Date: December 31, 2016 Publisher: the American Research Institute for Policy Development (ARIPD) Journal of Islamic Studies and Culture is a peer reviewed ...
Feds drop Muslim outreach program whose counseling teams were said to have sown mistrust

Feds drop Muslim outreach program whose counseling teams were said to have sown mistrust

2016-10-21
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An FBI-led program to establish “shared responsibility committees” to intervene at an early stage to prevent or counteract radicalization was canceled. The committees would have included mental health workers, clergy and counselors in local communities.
Understanding and Explanation in the Study of Religion(s)

Understanding and Explanation in the Study of Religion(s)

2016-10-20
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5th International Krakow Study of Religions Symposium In memory of Walter Burkert (1931-2015) Date: November 7-9, 2016 Venue: Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland Keynote addresses: Jan N. Bremmer, University of Groningen, Emir...
US counter-terrorism program aimed at Muslim children

US counter-terrorism program aimed at Muslim children

2016-10-19
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An FBI strategy to counter terrorism - based on the UK Prevent program - is aimed directly at Muslim children in the United States. The FBI's strategy for Preventing Violent Extremism in Schools aims to recruit teachers and school official...
Workshop on ‘Religion, Hate and Offence in a Changing World’

Workshop on ‘Religion, Hate and Offence in a Changing World’

2016-10-18
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Date: December 14-15, 2016 Venue: School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3XQ, UK Keynote speaker: Professor Jocelyn Maclure, Laval University This workshop aims to bring together scholars working on the relationship between r...
Practicing Islam: Expressions of Faith in the Public Space

Practicing Islam: Expressions of Faith in the Public Space

2016-10-17
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Date: November 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Venue: The Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham, UK The Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies (TIMES) Post Graduate Forum, in collaboration with the National Association of Muslim Police (NAMP) is delighted...
EASR Working Group "Religion in Public Education"

EASR Working Group "Religion in Public Education"

2016-10-17
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The purpose of the EASR Working Group on Religion in Public Education is to critically study European ways of having or not having education about religion/s and to help promote a study-of-religions (SOR)/religious-studies (RS) approach to education ...
France has 'problem with Islam' and there is 'too much unwanted immigration', says Hollande in explosive book

France has 'problem with Islam' and there is 'too much unwanted immigration', says Hollande in explosive book

2016-10-16
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France has a "problem with Islam" and there is "too much" unwanted immigration, François Hollande has acknowledged in an explosive new book in which the Socialist president controversially claims that "the veiled woman of today" will...
FREE Webinar: "Muslim Presence in Canada: Highlights from a Vibrant History"

FREE Webinar: "Muslim Presence in Canada: Highlights from a Vibrant History"

2016-10-15
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Date: October 23, 2016 Lecturer: Taha Ghayyur As Canada marks Islamic History Month every October, it's an opportunity to explore the vibrant history of Islam and Muslim presence in Canada. On October 23, 2016, Br. Taha Ghayyur, Director...
Workshop on the representation of religion(s) and the “World Religions Paradigm”

Workshop on the representation of religion(s) and the “World Religions Paradigm”

2016-10-15
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Date: December 13-14, 2016 Venue: UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway Organized by: the EASR Working Group on Religion in Public Education In contrast to other existing networks and organizations dealing with religio...
Exposure: Islam's Non-Believers

Exposure: Islam's Non-Believers

2016-10-15
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Islam’s Non-Believers, a new film by the award-winning film-maker Deeyah Khan, was aired on 13 October 2016 on ITV Exposure at 10:40-11:40pm London time. The (Negative) film is the first in depth documentary following the Council of Ex-Mu...
EU orders British press not to reveal when terrorists are Muslims

EU orders British press not to reveal when terrorists are Muslims

2016-10-15
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The ECRI suggested the British press should not report when terrorists are Muslims. A report from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) found there was an increase in hate speech and racist violence in the UK from 2009 to Marc...
Islamic Theology Society (ITS) Speaker Series: Ahl-al-Bayt, To Love or Not to Love?

Islamic Theology Society (ITS) Speaker Series: Ahl-al-Bayt, To Love or Not to Love?

2016-10-13
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Semester 1: Speaker Series 2016 Topic: Ahl-al-Bayt, To Love Or Not To Love? Date: October 26, 2016 Venue: Student Central Lecture Theatre (SC 0.51), Student Central, Bradford University, Richmond Rd, Bradford BD7 1DP, UK ...
BBC Radio Documentary: Imams in the Vatican

BBC Radio Documentary: Imams in the Vatican

2016-10-12
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BBC World Service commissioned a documentary to follow the Cambridge Muslim College 2015-16 Diploma students to Rome and the Vatican. Some of the brightest and best students of Islam in Britain round off their education at the Cambridge Muslim Colleg...
Birmingham’s Muslims: past, present & futures, challenges & opportunities

Birmingham’s Muslims: past, present & futures, challenges & opportunities

2016-10-11
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Date: October 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm  Venue: The University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK This exciting one-day event at the University of Birmingham looks to explore - and indeed celebrate - the role and place of Muslims ...
U.S. admits record number of Muslim refugees in 2016

U.S. admits record number of Muslim refugees in 2016

2016-10-10
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A recent study by Pew found that a record near-half of all refugees that entered the United States in FY2016 were Muslim, marking the highest number of Muslim refugees recorded since religious self-reporting data became available 14 years ago.
Faith-based organizations can help solve problems of forced migration, say experts at UN

Faith-based organizations can help solve problems of forced migration, say experts at UN

2016-10-09
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Faith-based organizations and religious leaders must be included in efforts to address the challenges of human trafficking and forced migration, representatives of the United Nations, international organizations, Member States and civil society have ...
Workshop: Misconceptions about Islam

Workshop: Misconceptions about Islam

2016-10-08
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Date: October 30, 2016 Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Venue: Finsbury Park Mosque, 7 Saint Thomas's Road, London N4 2QH, UK Organized by: MAB London South The Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) invite people to a workshop on “Misconceptions...
Islamic Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study

Islamic Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study

2016-10-07
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The Institute for Advanced Study is one of the world’s leading centers for curiosity-driven basic research. Since 1930, it has served as a model for protecting and promoting independent inquiry, prompting the establishment of similar ...
Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Reinventing Identities

Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Reinventing Identities

2016-10-06
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By The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations (ISMC) and Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) DATE: November 3-4, 2016 Venue: The Aga Khan University, 210 Euston Road, London NW1 2DA, UK The inter...
Extremism, dialogue and peace are focus of Christian-Muslim joint communiqué

Extremism, dialogue and peace are focus of Christian-Muslim joint communiqué

2016-10-06
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Interreligious dialogue and cooperation provided the basis of talks on 30 September and 1 October 2016 addressing the theme “Towards an Integrated World,” a series of high-level discussions among the Muslim Council of Elders led by the Gr...
Grand Imam calls for collaboration against violence and poverty

Grand Imam calls for collaboration against violence and poverty

2016-10-06
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The chief cleric of Cairo’s prestigious mosque and university, H.E. Professor Dr Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar al Sharif, has decried the present-day “civilizational crisis” of poverty and insecurity and called fo...
Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign

Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign

2016-10-05
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During Muharram and Safar the #HussainSavesLives campaign is encouraging Shias to give blood in the name of Imam Hussain (as).  The story and sacrifice of Imam Hussain (as) and the message he taught is one we should continue to spread, not ...
BRAIS 2017 Call for Papers

BRAIS 2017 Call for Papers

2016-10-05
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Fourth Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies Date: April 11–13, 2017 Venue: Chester Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Chester Proposal Submission Deadline: November 30, 2016 Call for panels and papers...
Film and Q&A: Blessed are the Strangers

Film and Q&A: Blessed are the Strangers

2016-10-05
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A FILM BY AHMED PEERBUX & SEAN HANIF WHYTE The Compelling True Story of One of Britain’s Earliest Muslim Convert Communities. The film screening and Q&A with Director Ahmed Peerbux & Abdulhamid Evans: Date: October 22, 2016 @ 7:0...
Assisi: Praying Together for Peace

Assisi: Praying Together for Peace

2016-10-04
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The 30th interfaith meeting has been held in the Italian town of Assisi. Hundreds of religious leaders and scholars attended the event. They discussed various issues including inter-religious dialogue and the refugee crisis.
Declaration of Human Rights by the World’s Religions issued at global conference

Declaration of Human Rights by the World’s Religions issued at global conference

2016-10-03
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Leading religious scholars representing the major world religions have issued a declaration saying it is imperative that religions be a “positive resource for human rights”. The Declaration of Human Rights by the World’s Religions w...
New Jersey's Large Muslim Community

New Jersey's Large Muslim Community

2016-10-03
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At the Islamic Center of Passaic County, which draws about 2,000 people each Friday for communal prayers, the talk is about how this year is different. After the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, people of other faiths in the surrounding community were...
Islamic Reformulations

Islamic Reformulations

2016-10-02
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Islamic Reformulations was a three-year Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellowship (GULF), funded by Research Councils UK and administered by the Economic and Social Research Council. The Fellowship, awarded to Professor Robert Gleave ...
2016 Public Seminar Series

2016 Public Seminar Series

2016-10-01
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By The Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK The Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK was opened in September 2005 by Yusuf Islam, formerly musician Cat Stevens in front of 400 guests. Islam is the second largest religion in Britain and, indeed...
Only 14 Percent of US Catholics Have a Favorable Opinion of Muslims

Only 14 Percent of US Catholics Have a Favorable Opinion of Muslims

2016-10-01
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Catholics in America seem to have an unfavorable opinion about Muslims, according to new research findings. A study conducted by the Bridge Initiative showed that only 14% of American Catholics have a favorable view of Muslims and over 50% of Catholic media tends to connect Islam to terrorism. 
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