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Lecture Series of Cambridge Muslim College

Lecture Series of Cambridge Muslim College

2020-10-31
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The Cambridge Muslim College Online Learning Platform, home to exclusive Lecture Series and Courses that you can take at your own pace and in your own space. The topics are as follows: Sira: A Journey of Transformation Experience the life...
Five states elect first-ever Muslim lawmakers, from Oklahoma to Delaware

Five states elect first-ever Muslim lawmakers, from Oklahoma to Delaware

2020-10-31
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Mauree Turner, a 27-year-old member of Oklahoma City’s Muslim community, became Muslim after learning about the faith from her father, who converted while incarcerated. Black and nonbinary, Turner is also a community organizer who’s long ...
French Muslims, stigmatized by attacks, feel under pressure

French Muslims, stigmatized by attacks, feel under pressure

2020-10-31
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The pressure rises with each gruesome attack. After three in five weeks, France’s Muslims are feeling squeezed. A spotlight of suspicion was trained on them again even before the latest acts of extremist violence, including two beheadings. Pre...
HBKU's College of Islamic Studies faculty recognized on list of Islamic finance influencers

HBKU's College of Islamic Studies faculty recognized on list of Islamic finance influencers

2020-10-31
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The College of Islamic Studies (CIS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) ability to frame contemporary debates on Islam in a global context has been boosted by the findings of a recent peer-reviewed journal article. Published by the Pacifi...
Black Muslims are almost invisible in Britain, but now we're carving out a space

Black Muslims are almost invisible in Britain, but now we're carving out a space

2020-10-30
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While there have been prominent Black Muslim figures such as Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, Black Muslims as a whole are rarely featured. In a way that’s not surprising: according to a Muslim Council of Britain study, the vast majority of British ...
After Nice attacks, Pope Francis and French Catholics call for peace with Muslims

After Nice attacks, Pope Francis and French Catholics call for peace with Muslims

2020-10-29
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After a man killed three people Thursday (Oct. 29) at the Catholic cathedral in Nice, France, Pope Francis expressed his closeness to the French Catholic community, offering prayers for the victims as well as wishes that “the beloved French peo...
Anger towards Emmanuel Macron grows in Muslim world

Anger towards Emmanuel Macron grows in Muslim world

2020-10-28
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Rage is growing across the Muslim world at the French president and his perceived attacks on Islam and the prophet Muhammad, leading to calls for boycotts of the French products and security warnings for France’s citizens in majority-Muslim sta...
Call for Papers: What Does Race Have to Do with Religion?

Call for Papers: What Does Race Have to Do with Religion?

2020-10-27
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Racialization and Worldwide Islam 18th Annual Duke-UNC Conference Call for papers Date: February 20-21, 2021 Abstract Submission Deadline: November 15, 2020 The Islamicate Graduate Student Association organizes 18th Annual Duke-UNC Conference, o...
WCC and Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue commemorate 25 years of fruitful dialogue

WCC and Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue commemorate 25 years of fruitful dialogue

2020-10-27
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Signing a celebratory certificate commemorating 25 years of fruitful dialogue, leaders from the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization in Tehran m...
Islamic Art & Material Culture Collaborative (IAMCC)

Islamic Art & Material Culture Collaborative (IAMCC)

2020-10-25
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The Islamic Art and Material Culture Collaborative, a new research network based in Toronto that brings together the capacities and resources of the University of Toronto, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Aga Khan Museum. The aim of the IAMCC is to ...
Discourses on the Craft Heritage of the Islamic World

Discourses on the Craft Heritage of the Islamic World

2020-10-25
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Date: 21 November 2020 – 30 January 2021 Venue: Online Event (via Zoom) The IAMCC has launched a new online eight-part monthly series entitled “Crafting Conversations: Discourses on the Craft Heritage of the Islamic World – Past, ...
Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter

Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter

2020-10-25
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Starting Date: January 11, 2021 Venue: Online Application Deadline: December 13, 2020 The course is accessed via Hedwig (Moodle) which is hosted by the Cambridge Theological Federation. Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter is a ...
WCC announces essay competition for youth: “The Future of Interreligious Dialogue”

WCC announces essay competition for youth: “The Future of Interreligious Dialogue”

2020-10-25
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The World Council of Churches (WCC) has announced an essay competition for youth who want to reflect on the theme “The Future of Interreligious Dialogue.” The contest marks the 50th anniversary of the WCC’s Office of Interreligious ...
New Masters of Public Administration launched for faith leaders

New Masters of Public Administration launched for faith leaders

2020-10-23
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The Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham is delighted to announce a new Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Faith Based Leadership, hosted by the Department’s Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understandin...
Second Annual Islamic Philosophy Conference

Second Annual Islamic Philosophy Conference

2020-10-11
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Date: December 5-6, 2020 Venue: Online Event via Zoom Organizer: American Society of Islamic Philosophy and Theology, Harvard University The annual Islamic Philosophy Conference was initiated at Harvard University (April, 2019) with participants c...
Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations

Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations

2020-10-10
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University of Edinburgh Awards: PhD, MPhil, MScR Study Modes: Full-time, Part-time In this research area, you can pursue interdisciplinary study of Islamic thought and practice, and of historical, theological, ethical and political encounters betw...
Course: Islam Through Its Scriptures

Course: Islam Through Its Scriptures

2020-10-10
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By Harvard University Date: October 1, 2020 – April 2, 2021 Duration: 4 weeks Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per week Platform: edX Instructor: Prof. Ali S. Asani, Harvard University Learn about the Quran, the central sacred text of Islam, t...
2020 CILIS Islamic Studies Postgraduate Conference

2020 CILIS Islamic Studies Postgraduate Conference

2020-10-10
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Date: November 25, 2020 Venue: Online via Zoom This conference aims to bring together postgraduate students, from around Australia and overseas, who are researching topics relating to Islam.  In 2020, the conference will be held online, via Zo...
Shia Islam and Politics: Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon

Shia Islam and Politics: Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon

2020-10-08
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By Jon Armajani Publisher: Lexington Books Publication Date: May 20, 2020 This book argues that ever since Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979, which established a Shia Islamic government in Iran, that country’s religious and political l...
Islam and Constitutions. The Law and Politics of Sharia Provisions

Islam and Constitutions. The Law and Politics of Sharia Provisions

2020-10-08
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Three-Day Online Course Date: 7, 14 and 21 November 2020 Venue: Online Organizer: Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, Aga Khan University Why all the hype about Islam when drafting a constitution? Why are constitutions so central, to...
DW Documentary: Women in Islam (2020)

DW Documentary: Women in Islam (2020)

2020-10-07
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In this film, director Nadja Frenz introduces Muslim women who have set out to find their own path to emancipation. Together they investigate the role of women in Islam and study the Surah, the chapters of the Quran. Can the western concepts of gende...
Report: The Proliferation of Religious Art and the Degradation of the Image's Power

Report: The Proliferation of Religious Art and the Degradation of the Image's Power

2020-10-07
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Walter Benjamin argued that in an age of mass technology the increased reproducibility of art objects would degrade their ‘authenticity’ and ‘aura’. In the Shia community of Sydney, photographs and moving images proliferate al...
Australian Journal of Islamic Studies (AJIS)

Australian Journal of Islamic Studies (AJIS)

2020-10-06
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Volume 5, No 2 (2020) Editor-in-Chief: Mehmet Ozalp, Charles Sturt University Publisher: Islamic Sciences and Research Academy of Australia The Australian Journal of Islamic Studies is an open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal dedicated t...
Canadian Muslims urge gov’t to act against hate groups

Canadian Muslims urge gov’t to act against hate groups

2020-10-06
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Following the murder of a caretaker at a Toronto mosque earlier this week, the head of a Muslim organization called for the government to do more to “eradicate this scourge” of white supremacism in Canada. Mohamed-Aslim Zafis was stabbed...
Half of UK Conservative party members believe Islam 'incompatible with British way of life'

Half of UK Conservative party members believe Islam 'incompatible with British way of life'

2020-10-05
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A new poll suggests that nearly half of all members of the ruling Conservative Party in the United Kingdom believe Islam is incompatible with British life. The poll, conducted by YouGov on behalf of Hope Not Hate, surveyed 1,213 members of the Conse...
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