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France to close down nation’s biggest anti-Islamophobia organization

France to close down nation’s biggest anti-Islamophobia organization

2020-11-30
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France’s Interior Minister has announced plans to dissolve the country’s largest anti-Islamophobia organization, the Collective against Islamophobia in France (CCIF). After the killing last month of French schoolteacher Samuel Paty, who s...
International Day to Combat Islamophobia

International Day to Combat Islamophobia

2020-11-30
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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has decided to designate March 15 as the "International Day to Combat Islamophobia" each year. The OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) has passed a resolution in this respect in their meeting in Niamey...
Ancient Islamic burial ground in Spain discovered during roadworks

Ancient Islamic burial ground in Spain discovered during roadworks

2020-11-19
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Workmen discovered one of the oldest Islamic burial sites in Spain. Archaeologists expect the majority of more than 400 graves dating from the eighth century, which were only discovered in recent weeks, to be exhumed by the end of the year. Workers c...
Webinar: Islam and “Separatism” in Europe: Is France Going Too Far?

Webinar: Islam and “Separatism” in Europe: Is France Going Too Far?

2020-11-18
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Date: December 10, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Facebook Live: @ReligiousFreedomInstitute Youtube: Religious Freedom Institute A spate of terrorist attacks by Muslim immigrants has again hit Europe. France and Austria have announced a set of severe ...
Course: Understanding Islam and Contemporary Muslim Societies

Course: Understanding Islam and Contemporary Muslim Societies

2020-11-17
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Date: January 25 – May 15, 2021 Application Deadline: January 21, 2021 Platform: Harvard Extension School Instructor: Ali S. Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University The course is an introduction...
Prize: Best Doctoral Thesis or First Monograph in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World

Prize: Best Doctoral Thesis or First Monograph in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World

2020-11-16
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BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize 2021 Application Deadline: December 31, 2020 - 5.00 pm GMT The Sixth Round of the BRAIS-De Gruyter Prize in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World is now open for submissions. The British Association for Islamic Stu...
Euro-Islam: news and analysis on Islam in Europe and North America

Euro-Islam: news and analysis on Islam in Europe and North America

2020-11-15
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This project is led by Professor Jocelyne Cesari and is supported by the University's Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion. Euro-Islam is a network of scholars who conduct comparative research on Islam and Muslims in Europe...
Macron accuses English-language media of 'legitimising' violence in France

Macron accuses English-language media of 'legitimising' violence in France

2020-11-15
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Facing protests in the Muslim world over his response to terror attacks in France, President Emmanuel Macron phoned a New York Times media columnist to rail against “bias” in the English-language media and accuse some newspapers of &ldquo...
Creating an alternative umma – clerical authority and religio-political mobilization in transnational Shii Islam

Creating an alternative umma – clerical authority and religio-political mobilization in transnational Shii Islam

2020-11-15
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This project is led by Professor Oliver Scharbrodt and is funded by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant. This interdisciplinary project investigates the transformation of Shii Islam in the Middle East and Europe since the 1950s. Specifica...
SeSaMO On-line Doctoral Workshop 2021

SeSaMO On-line Doctoral Workshop 2021

2020-11-15
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Call for Papers Date: April 20-21, 2021 Venue: Bologna, Italy Abstract Submission Deadline: December 20, 2020 The Italian Society for Middle Eastern Studies (SeSaMO) organizes an on-line workshop open to all PhD students based in Italian universi...
Christianity in Iraq at the Turn of Islam: History & Archaeology

Christianity in Iraq at the Turn of Islam: History & Archaeology

2020-11-14
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Call for Papers Submission Deadline: February 28, 2021 An international round table organized on May 4 and 5, 2019 at the University of Salahaddin (Erbil, Iraq) highlighted the interest for a collective work that will address the question of Christ...
Religious intolerance is 'bigger cause of prejudice than race', says report

Religious intolerance is 'bigger cause of prejudice than race', says report

2020-11-14
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How We Get Along, a two-year study of diversity by the Woolf Institute, is due to conclude that most people are tolerant of those from different ethnic or national backgrounds, but many have negative attitudes based on religion. Religion is a &ldquo...
British Muslims and COVID-19: Impacts, Experiences and Responses

British Muslims and COVID-19: Impacts, Experiences and Responses

2020-11-14
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Date: December 8, 2020 @ 1pm - 5pm Venue: Online (via Zoom) Research on Covid-19 has highlighted its impact on Black and Asian Minority Ethnic groups (BAME) communities (Public Health England, 2020). However, these studies only offer a limited unde...
It took a century to open a mosque in Athens. Then came the pandemic.

It took a century to open a mosque in Athens. Then came the pandemic.

2020-11-13
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The mosque that took more than a century to open, surviving legal, political and financial challenges, has closed in less than a week, a temporary victim of the coronavirus pandemic. Athens, the Greek capital, had not had a dedicated, purpose-built ...
England’s faith leaders challenge lockdown ban on worship

England’s faith leaders challenge lockdown ban on worship

2020-11-13
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A coalition of senior faith leaders in England have challenged the government’s ban on communal worship, arguing that it has no scientific basis. A joint letter from the leaders of the country’s Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, and Sikh ...
Europe's Muslims are European. Stop outsourcing their plight to foreign leaders

Europe's Muslims are European. Stop outsourcing their plight to foreign leaders

2020-11-13
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Terror attacks in France and Austria have put Europe’s 25 million Muslims back in the spotlight. The unwanted attention is familiar. Discussing Muslims as a security risk invariably reaches fever pitch after an Islamist-inspired terrorist act. ...
MIDA/ENIS Summer School 2021

MIDA/ENIS Summer School 2021

2020-11-12
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Spoken images of/in Islam: Languages and Translations in Texts and Images Date: July 5-9, 2021 Venue: Catania, Sicily, Italy Application Deadline: April 1, 2021 The main objective of this school is to investigate the image–text relations in...
New guidance produced for journalists covering Muslims and Islam

New guidance produced for journalists covering Muslims and Islam

2020-11-12
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New guidance has been issued for journalists reporting on Muslims and Islam. The Independent Press Standards Organisation has produced the guidance, which outlines key questions for journalists to consider and includes relevant case studies. The pu...
Islamic and Jewish Studies around the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Ignaz Goldziher and His Correspondents

Islamic and Jewish Studies around the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Ignaz Goldziher and His Correspondents

2020-11-11
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Call for Papers Date: November 12-13, 2021 Abstract Submission Deadline: January 31, 2021 Convenors: Hans-Jürgen Becker (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen), Kinga Dévényi (Corvinus University of Budapest, and The Ori...
EU’s Michel wants school for imams to combat terrorism and radicalization

EU’s Michel wants school for imams to combat terrorism and radicalization

2020-11-11
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European Council President Charles Michel on Monday called for the creation of a European institute to train imams as a way to curb hate speech and prevent terrorism. Speaking in Vienna, where he paid tribute to the victims of last week’s terro...
Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative

Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative

2020-11-04
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Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative is a long-term project to create a central archive of Muslim lives, arts, education and cultures from across the UK. Our aim is to collect and document the presence and contribution of Muslim life in Br...
Minorities and the Media

Minorities and the Media

2020-11-04
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University of Bremen In our project we research the role of the contemporary media for modern religious communities. We concentrate on the digital (webpages) and on the printed media (journals, newspapers). We aim to answer the following questions: ...
PhD studentship for Making British Islam Across Generations

PhD studentship for Making British Islam Across Generations

2020-11-03
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AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge Application Deadline: January 7, 2021 An interesting opportunity for a post-graduate student from our friends at the Faculty of Divinity in Cambridge - if you are...
CIC's flagship Diploma in Arabic & Islamic Studies

CIC's flagship Diploma in Arabic & Islamic Studies

2020-11-02
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Successful completion of the two years will provide a solid foundation and a stepping-stone for further Islamic studies courses such as CIC’s Alimiyyah Degree level program. Well above A-Level standard achieved – high proficiency in class...
CFP: Special Issue on "Religious Communities in Exile and Diaspora"

CFP: Special Issue on "Religious Communities in Exile and Diaspora"

2020-11-01
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A Special Issue of Religions Call for Papers Guest Editor: Prof. Ellen Posman, Baldwin Wallace University Publisher: MDPI – Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Abstract Submission Deadline: December 31, 2020 Manuscript Submissio...
Muslim Congress Winter Courses

Muslim Congress Winter Courses

2020-11-01
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Starting Date: November 23, 2020 Duration: 8 weeks Muslim Congress is pleased to offer two new courses for Winter! These 8 week introductory courses are a great way to develop strong foundational understandings of core Islamic tenets. The “G...
HBKU's College of Islamic Studies webinar joins dots between Islamic social finance and UN Sustainable Development Goals

HBKU's College of Islamic Studies webinar joins dots between Islamic social finance and UN Sustainable Development Goals

2020-11-01
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The potential for Zakat financing to fill funding gaps for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was the opening subject of a three-part webinar series co-organized by the College of Islamic Studies (CIS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University ...
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