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First International Course on “Gender and Women’s Studies”

First International Course on “Gender and Women’s Studies”

2017-11-26
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Organized by Women and Family Research Center (WRC) Date: March 3-6, 2018 Venue: Qom, Iran Gender, though has always been crucial in shaping societies, now there are much clear views of the ways in which gender and society interact. Misconceptions...
The i-zation of Society, Religion, and Neoliberal Post-SecularismIslamophobia: Still a Challenge for Us All

The i-zation of Society, Religion, and Neoliberal Post-SecularismIslamophobia: Still a Challenge for Us All

2017-11-26
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A 20th-Anniversary Report Edited by: Farah Elahi and Omar Khan Publisher: Runnymede (November 2017) Colleagues may be interested in the launch of this new Runnymede Trust anniversary report on Islamophobia, which ‘brings together varied pers...
EARLI SIG19 - Conference on Religious and Spiritual Education

EARLI SIG19 - Conference on Religious and Spiritual Education

2017-11-25
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Worldviews in Creating Meaning and Purpose for Learning Call for Papers Date: June 11-13, 2018 Venue:  University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland Proposal Submission Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017 The sixth biennial conference of the European...
The i-zation of Society, Religion, and Neoliberal Post-Secularism

The i-zation of Society, Religion, and Neoliberal Post-Secularism

2017-11-24
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by Adam Possamai Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (November 28, 2017) This book explores the elective affinity of religion and post-secularism with neoliberalism. With the help of digital capitalism, neoliberalism dominates, more and more, all as...
Islamophobia Conference 2017: The Rise of Nativism

Islamophobia Conference 2017: The Rise of Nativism

2017-11-21
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Date: December 10, 2017 Venue: P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton St, Kings Cross, London NW1 1JD, UK Last year’s Islamophobia conference discussed the creation of a police state in the UK. While the policies aimed at surveilling, criminalizing and extr...
University Lecturer in the Eastern Islamic World and Persian-Speaking Lands

University Lecturer in the Eastern Islamic World and Persian-Speaking Lands

2017-11-21
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Call for Applications Application Deadline: December 17, 2017 Salary Range: £39,992 - £50,618 per annum The Department of Middle Eastern Studies of the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge wis...
Approaching Religious Texts in Early Islam: The Sanaa Qur’an Palimpsest as Example

Approaching Religious Texts in Early Islam: The Sanaa Qur’an Palimpsest as Example

2017-11-20
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Date: December 11, 2017 Venue: The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 210 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DA, UK The round table brings together five scholars of the Qur’an and early Islamic documents on the occasion of the publication of Asma...
CAIR supports Virginia students threatened with suspension for praying between classes

CAIR supports Virginia students threatened with suspension for praying between classes

2017-11-20
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, expressed support for students at a Virginia high school who were recently threatened with suspension for praying together bet...
Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor of Study of Religions

Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor of Study of Religions

2017-11-19
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University of Helsinki Call for Applications Application Deadline: December 12, 2017 Founded in 1640, the University of Helsinki is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an internationa...
Despite lack of mosques, France to stop Muslims from praying in the streets

Despite lack of mosques, France to stop Muslims from praying in the streets

2017-11-19
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France strictly regulates religious expression, and building new places of worship for the 5 million Muslims is a controversial issue for the secular country.  After fighting between Muslim worshipers and French authorities in a Paris suburb, th...
Contemporary Religion in Historical Perspective: Publics and Performances

Contemporary Religion in Historical Perspective: Publics and Performances

2017-11-19
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Date: February 19-21, 2018 Venue: Kents Hill, Milton Keynes, UK Themes:  Education, Media, Pilgrimage, Politics, Ritual, Spirituality Bringing historical perspective to the contemporary role of religion in the public sphere, this conference w...
The 5th Kuala Lumpur International Islamic Studies & Civilisations Conference 2017

The 5th Kuala Lumpur International Islamic Studies & Civilisations Conference 2017

2017-11-18
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Challenges and Opportunities of The 4th Industrial Revolution Date: December 2-3, 2017 Venue: Hotel Bangi-Putrajaya, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia The breadth and diversity of research areas concerning Islamic Studies and Civilizations is a testi...
Conference on Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East

Conference on Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East

2017-11-18
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The International Conference on “Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East,” was held in Athens on 30 and 31 October 2017, was a major international event taking place at a time when developments in the ...
Workshop: 'From Oriens Christianus to the Islamic Near East'

Workshop: 'From Oriens Christianus to the Islamic Near East'

2017-11-16
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Theological, Historical and Cultural Cross-pollination in the Eastern Mediterranean of Late Antiquity Date: December 7-8, 2017 Venue: Freie Universität Berlin, Kaiserswerther Str. 16-18, 14195 Berlin, Germany Admission: Free and ope...
Workshop: The Study of Ḥadīth Commentaries

Workshop: The Study of Ḥadīth Commentaries

2017-11-15
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Uncovering an Important Genre of Islamic Scholarship A Workshop organized by the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures Venue: Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, Hamburg, Germany Date: 30 November - 2 December 2017 Ḥadīth commentat...
Assaults against Muslims in U.S. surpass 2001 level

Assaults against Muslims in U.S. surpass 2001 level

2017-11-15
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The number of assaults against Muslims in the United States rose significantly between 2015 and 2016, easily surpassing the modern peak reached in 2001, the year of the September 11 terrorist attacks, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of&nb...
The Challenge of Islam in the UK

The Challenge of Islam in the UK

2017-11-14
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At the last census in 2011, there were 2.7 million Muslims in the UK, or 4.8% of the population. This has risen quite rapidly from only 105,000 in 1960. The previous census in 2001 showed a Muslim population of 1.6 million. Islam was theref...
Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies (IDEO)

Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies (IDEO)

2017-11-13
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Founded in the thirteenth century in southern France, the Order of Preachers quickly took interest in Middle East, where the Order soon settled: in Constantinople, Tunis, Baghdad, and later in Mossul. Dominican masters in Theology owe their...
Grand Shaikh of Al Azhar named world's most influential Muslim

Grand Shaikh of Al Azhar named world's most influential Muslim

2017-11-13
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The honor was bestowed on Shaikh Ahmad Muhammad Al-Tayyeb by the “Muslim 500”, an annual publication which ranks the most influential Muslims in the world. The Muslim 500 is compiled by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre...
Czech Republic's tiny Muslim community subject to hate

Czech Republic's tiny Muslim community subject to hate

2017-11-13
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Though no exact figures exist, the Muslim community in the Czech Republic is small, between 5,000 and 20,000, or less than 0.02 percent of the total population. Just a portion lives in Prague. Yet Islam has become a hot-button topic in Cze...
Confronting Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes in Britain

Confronting Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes in Britain

2017-11-12
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Challenges and Opportunities Part of the Islamophobia Awareness Month (iAM) Date: November 29, 2017 Venue: Finsbury Park Mosque, 7-11 St Thomas's Rd, London, UK Supported by: University of Birmingham | University of Sussex&nbs...
Reflection of Arbaeen Religious Rally in Karbala in the Western Media

Reflection of Arbaeen Religious Rally in Karbala in the Western Media

2017-11-12
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American Herald Tribune November 9 ,2017 An Estimated 20 Million Muslims Converge on the Iraqi City of Karbala for the Largest Anti-Terror Rally. The marchers are said to come from over 60 countries, and most of them have marched all the way to ...
Many Central and Eastern Europeans see link between religion and national identity

Many Central and Eastern Europeans see link between religion and national identity

2017-11-10
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Atheist regimes dominated much of Central and Eastern Europe until the fall of the Iron Curtain and collapse of the Soviet Union between 1989 and 1991. Today, however, many of the governments in the region have an official state religion or an unoffi...
A Critique of ISIS's Brutal Thought

A Critique of ISIS's Brutal Thought

2017-11-10
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The rampage caused by radicalized groups in Southwest Asia and their atrocities have affected millions of people, most of the victims being Muslims. Therefore, Islamic Research and Information Center has prepared a revelatory article about the so ca...
World Council of Churches welcomes Muslim World League general secretary

World Council of Churches welcomes Muslim World League general secretary

2017-11-09
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Dr Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, general secretary of the Muslim World League visited the World Council of Churches (WCC) in the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland on 9 November, where he discussed with WCC leaders both the meaning and impo...
Arbaeen: Millions of Shia Muslims take part in world's greatest pilgrimage as ISIS is finally defeated

Arbaeen: Millions of Shia Muslims take part in world's greatest pilgrimage as ISIS is finally defeated

2017-11-09
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Twice the size of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, yet nowhere near as well known, the Arbaeen comes this year at a moment of victory for Shia Muslims over the extremist Sunnis of Isis. In the final part of his series, Patrick Cockburn re...
World's Biggest Pilgrimage Now Underway

World's Biggest Pilgrimage Now Underway

2017-11-08
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And Why You've Never Heard of It? 10th November 2017 Arbaeen Day, 20 million plus people will be walking 50 miles... FIND OUT WHY? World's Bi...
The Politics of Islam in Europe and North America

The Politics of Islam in Europe and North America

2017-11-07
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Call for Proposals Date: June 27-28, 2018 Venue: Paris, France Proposal Submission Deadline: November 30, 2017 The politics of Islam in Europe and North America has become critically important across political science and related disciplines. The...
Winter Semester 2017 Registration

Winter Semester 2017 Registration

2017-11-06
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Winter Semester 2017 Registration Professional Course on The Cultural Interaction between Islam and Western Societies Registration Deadline: December 5, 2017 The Islamic R...
Philosophical Hermeneutics in the Islamicate Context

Philosophical Hermeneutics in the Islamicate Context

2017-11-06
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Call for Papers Date: May 9-11, 2018 Venue: UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium Abstract Submission Deadline: January 1, 2018 The Center for Phenomenological Studies (CEP), together with the Department of Philosophy of the Istanbul 29 Mayis Uni...
Fifth Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS)

Fifth Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS)

2017-11-05
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Call for Panels and Papers Date: April 9-11, 2018 Venue: Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS), University of Exeter, UK Submission Deadline: December 3, 2017 Following BRAIS’s successful conferences in Edinburgh (April 2014), L...
2nd International Conference on Islamic Heritage Architecture and Art

2nd International Conference on Islamic Heritage Architecture and Art

2017-11-04
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Call for Papers Date: April 17-19, 2018 Venue: Malta (93km south of Sicily and 288km north of Africa) The Conference on Islamic Heritage Architecture and Art started in Valencia, Spain (2016) and, following its success, it is now being reconvened....
Conference on Media, Religion and Public Scholarship

Conference on Media, Religion and Public Scholarship

2017-11-03
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Call for Sessions and Papers Date: August 8-11, 2018 Venue: University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA Deadline for Panel and Paper proposals: December 4, 2017 The Center for Media, Religion and Culture and the College of Med...
Muslim Leaders Education Program leads to further education

Muslim Leaders Education Program leads to further education

2017-11-02
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High teas, workshops and role-plays are used to help Muslim women identify and deal with legal issues. The Home Gatherings are unique legal advice and networking events, delivered by 20 women leaders who completed the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre’s&...
5 Facts about Muslim Millennials in the U.S.

5 Facts about Muslim Millennials in the U.S.

2017-11-01
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The Muslim population in the United States is younger than the U.S. population at large. In fact, while Millennials make up 32% of all U.S. adults, they account for roughly half of American Muslim adults (52%). Muslim Millennials were born from 1981 ...
Water & Roses for Imam Hussein(a)

Water & Roses for Imam Hussein(a)

2017-11-01
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While thousands of Muslims marched through London and different parts of Europe to protest against ISIS and terrorism and to commemorate the event of Karbala on the Day of Ashura, the Union of Islamic Student Associations in Europe participated the e...
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