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PhD Scholarships in Islamic Studies, with a focus on Muslims in Britain: University of Leeds

PhD Scholarships in Islamic Studies, with a focus on Muslims in Britain: University of Leeds

2016-12-27
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Application Deadline: February 1, 2017 Theology and Religious Studies (TRS) at the University of Leeds invites applications from academically excellent candidates for several Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded PhD studentships commen...
Study shows the U.S. attracts an elite Muslim and Hindu population

Study shows the U.S. attracts an elite Muslim and Hindu population

2016-12-27
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Hindus and Muslims who have migrated to the United States in recent years are especially well-educated, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. On average, Hindus in the U.S. have nearly 16 years of schooling, significantly more than ...
Religion, Power, and Resistance: New Ideas for a Divided World

Religion, Power, and Resistance: New Ideas for a Divided World

2016-12-26
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ISA Research Committee on the Sociology of Religion Call for Session Proposals Date: July 15-21, 2018 Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON, Canada Deadline for Session Proposals: March 15, 2017 Current environmental, economic, soc...
Muslims "Unlike" Us: British Muslim reviews BBC show

Muslims "Unlike" Us: British Muslim reviews BBC show

2016-12-25
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Like some hyped up reality TV contestant, Muslims are in-your-face 24/7, whether you like us or not. Admittedly, we most often appear on UK screens via news bulletins; dying in conflict, being attacked by far-right extremists or shoved into a police ...
Al-Hadi School

Al-Hadi School

2016-12-24
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Al-Hadi School of Accelerative Learning is a full-time accredited private Islamic school, established in 1996, and situated in Southwest Houston, Texas and caters to a diverse population that travels from many different areas of the city. The school ...
Feds suing Michigan community after mosque plan denial

Feds suing Michigan community after mosque plan denial

2016-12-24
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A suburb north of Detroit faces a federal lawsuit after a religious organization's proposal for a 20,500-square-foot mosque in a residential neighborhood was denied in 2015, with prosecutors saying it was discrimination. The U.S. Attorney's office fi...
Visiting Fellowships in Law and Social Change

Visiting Fellowships in Law and Social Change

2016-12-23
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Application Deadline: January 1, 2017 Harvard Law School's Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change invites applications for Visiting Fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year. This fellowship provides opportunities for outstanding sch...
UK Muslim women respond to hate with roses

UK Muslim women respond to hate with roses

2016-12-22
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A group of British Muslim women distributed roses to the public on Wednesday, December 14, in the first Muslim response to Monday’s stabbings at a train station by an attacked who shouted death to Muslims. “Making forest hill and the wor...
The 6th Executive Council Meeting of the World Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Ashari Muslim Communities

The 6th Executive Council Meeting of the World Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Ashari Muslim Communities

2016-12-21
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The 6th Executive Council Meeting of the term took place on Friday and Saturday, 2-3 December 2016 in Saint-Denis, Reunion. It was hosted by the Union des Associations Khodjas Shia Isna Ashri de la Reunion (UAKSIR). The first...
"Reviving the Islamic Spirit"

"Reviving the Islamic Spirit"

2016-12-20
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2016 Convention Theme Celebrating the 15th Anniversary Date: December 23-25, 2016 Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9, Canada “Reviving the Islamic Spirit” convention is an attempt by the y...
The Islamic Education Center of Houston

The Islamic Education Center of Houston

2016-12-19
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The Islamic Education Center of Houston serves the community as a center for the Friday congregation, Islamic celebrations, community programs, and above all – a center for imparting knowledge about Islam and promoting Islamic values. A large p...
Religion, State & Society

Religion, State & Society

2016-12-18
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Call for Papers: Religion and the Rise of Populism: Migration, Radicalism and New Nationalisms Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017 The editors of the journal Religion, State and Society are pleased to invite contributions to a spe...
"I Am Rohingya": A Documentary

"I Am Rohingya": A Documentary

2016-12-17
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A Film by Innerspeak 14 Rohingya refugee youth living in Ontario got together to save their people through theatre. Violencem. Murder. Crisis. Stateless. Refugee. Genocide. The most oppressed people on Earth. This is what you will find when you Goog...
Where is the world's most 'godless' city?

Where is the world's most 'godless' city?

2016-12-16
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Norwich has the highest proportion of residents describing themselves as having no religion, while Berlin has been called the ‘atheist capital of Europe’. But what about the rest of the world? And is such an assessment meaningful? Discove...
MPs stand against Islamophobia

MPs stand against Islamophobia

2016-12-14
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MP Iqra Khalid and MP Frank Baylis hosted a reception yesterday at the Sir John A McDonald Building to celebrate the contributions of Canadian Muslims and to stand against discrimination in all its forms. The event was attended by Members f...
London Youth, Religion, and Politics

London Youth, Religion, and Politics

2016-12-13
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Engagement and Activism from Brixton to Brick Lane By Daniel Nilsson DeHanas Publisher: Oxford University Press (August 30, 2016) The book addresses controversial issues of the integration of Muslim youth by placing them in context with other reli...
Germany's top court rules Muslim schoolgirls must join swimming lessons

Germany's top court rules Muslim schoolgirls must join swimming lessons

2016-12-13
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Germany's highest court ruled on Wednesday, December 7, that ultra-conservative Muslim girls must take part in mixed swimming classes at school…Germany is in the grip of a heated public debate about the role of Islam in society as it seeks to ...
Enchantments, Disenchantments, Re-enchantments: Religion, State, and Society through History

Enchantments, Disenchantments, Re-enchantments: Religion, State, and Society through History

2016-12-12
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Call for Papers Date: June 29-July 1, 2017 Venue: Central European University, 1051 Budapest, Nador u. 11, Hungary Deadline for Abstract Submission: January 15, 2017 Organized by: Center for Religious Studies Since the emergence of the first his...
The Second Vatican Council & the New Catholic Theology of Islam

The Second Vatican Council & the New Catholic Theology of Islam

2016-12-12
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Research Seminar by Al-Mahdi Institute Date: December 15, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Venue: Al-Mahdi Institute, 60 Weoley Park Rd, Birmingham B29 6RB, UK Cost: Free admission Al-Mahdi Institute’s Research Seminars are a platform that ...
Charting Americans' religious beliefs and practices

Charting Americans' religious beliefs and practices

2016-12-12
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About 218 million of the United States’ roughly 245 million adults say they believe in God. Such deeply personal views might seem abstract or distant when expressed as large numbers, but this is not the only way to look at religious belief in t...
Amazon Bows Down To Islam - Muslims Force Withdrawal of 'Allah' Doormats

Amazon Bows Down To Islam - Muslims Force Withdrawal of 'Allah' Doormats

2016-12-10
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Amazon has apologized after selling doormats with Allah's name on them. Outraged Muslims said they were offended by the product which allowed people to wipe their feet on Allah's name. The retail giant has now axed the doormat and dog mat products an...
Religion and Ethics in Contemporary Speculative Fiction

Religion and Ethics in Contemporary Speculative Fiction

2016-12-09
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Call for Papers Proposal Submission Deadline: January 1, 2017 Organized by: Everett Community College, Everett, WA, US Speculative fiction (SF) allows authors and readers to explore worlds that differ somehow from the one in which we currently liv...
No Doubt: God, Religion & Politics in the Modern World

No Doubt: God, Religion & Politics in the Modern World

2016-12-08
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Lecturer: Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi Date: February 10-12, 2017 Venue: Manchester, UK It's all fun and interesting to study classical theology, but at the end of the day those historical controversies are not the questions that are being discussed on ...
Austria's foreign minister call for an immediate ban on Koran distribution

Austria's foreign minister call for an immediate ban on Koran distribution

2016-12-08
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Austria’s foreign minister Sebastian Kurz has called for an immediate ban on Islamic fundamentalists who distribute copies of the Koran, saying that the law needs to be changed to crack down on “Salafist campaigns – an expression of...
Islamic Studies in the Twenty-first Century: Transformations and Continuities

Islamic Studies in the Twenty-first Century: Transformations and Continuities

2016-12-07
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Edited by: Léon Buskens, Annemarie van Sandwijk Publisher: Amsterdam University Press (August 17, 2016) The NISIS (Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies) publication “Islamic Studies in the Twenty-first Century: Transf...
The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies

The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies

2016-12-07
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Advancing Islamic Studies through research, teaching and outreach at Stanford The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies is the central forum for the study of Islam and Muslim societies at Stanford University. We support research on Islam and Muslim soci...
ITALY: Neighbors outraged over secret mosque hidden in basement storeroom of apartment building

ITALY: Neighbors outraged over secret mosque hidden in basement storeroom of apartment building

2016-12-07
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Islam is not an established religion in Italy and there is only one official mosque in the country, Rome’s Grand Mosque. Politicians from the ruling coalition cite radical imams, polygamy and failure to uphold women’s rights by Muslim imm...
Classical Islamic World Book Prize

Classical Islamic World Book Prize

2016-12-06
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Gorgias Press is delighted to announce the launch of the inaugural international Classical Islamic World Book Prize (CIW). Based on the decision of an internationally renowned panel of scholars, the CIW will recognise three exceptional...
Slovakia toughens church registration rules to bar Islam

Slovakia toughens church registration rules to bar Islam

2016-12-06
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Slovakia passed legislation on Wednesday to effectively block Islam from gaining official status as a religion in the near future in the latest sign of growing anti-Muslim sentiment across the European Union. The former communist state has fiercely r...
“Religion, Cooperation and Conflict in Diverse Societies”

“Religion, Cooperation and Conflict in Diverse Societies”

2016-12-05
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Call for Papers Date: July 4-7, 2017 Venue: University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland Organized by: International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR) Submission Deadline: January 10, 2017 Religion’s role in conflict has been t...
Muslims Demand Right to Preach in Public Schools: Canada

Muslims Demand Right to Preach in Public Schools: Canada

2016-12-05
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Student Islamists are mounting a coordinated campaign to expand Muslim religious services in the high schools of Canada’s sixth largest city. So far, authorities are proving sympathetic, suspending a new policy meant to regulate student sermons...
Diploma in Arabic & Islamic Studies

Diploma in Arabic & Islamic Studies

2016-12-04
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Historic 2-Year Part-Time Diploma Program By Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi Registration Deadline 1: November 30, 2016 Registration Deadline 2: January 30, 2017 Cambridge Islamic College is offering a two-year foundational/intermediate level course in A...
ISNAD Institute

ISNAD Institute

2016-12-03
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Islamic Sciences of Nurturing and Development (ISNAD) is an education provider which aims to lead communities in Islamic education and learning which is up-to-date, acclimatized to the modern world, transformational, yet infused with the rich values ...
Peace in Islam; Islam and Peace

Peace in Islam; Islam and Peace

2016-12-03
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Islamic Peace Studies Initiative Inaugural Conference Date: March 16-18, 2017 Organized by: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Dearborn This inaugural academic conference will explore themes of peace in the Islamic tradition, considering topics...
Meeting in LA: Threatening Letters Sent to Mosques

Meeting in LA: Threatening Letters Sent to Mosques

2016-12-03
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On Monday, November 28th, 2016 Muslims leaders across Southern California met with LAPD and the FBI at the Islamic Center of Southern California to discuss the recent threatening letters that were sent to various mosques across California. Dr. Sayed ...
NYC mayor: We’ll sue if Trump makes Muslim registry

NYC mayor: We’ll sue if Trump makes Muslim registry

2016-12-02
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“We will sue to block it,” the New York Mayor said at New York City’s Cooper Union Monday, according to the New York Daily News. “We will use all the tools at our disposal to stand up for our people,” added de Blasi...
Chosen Prophet: Medinan Life

Chosen Prophet: Medinan Life

2016-12-01
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Unit Name: Chosen Prophet: Medinan Life Level: Foundation Duration: 10 weeks Starting Date: December 3, 2016 @ 9:30 am After the migration from Mecca to Medina, the Prophet (peace be upon him) initiated the first Islamic government, the basis of ...
Reporter becomes Canada’s first hijab-clad news anchor

Reporter becomes Canada’s first hijab-clad news anchor

2016-12-01
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A Toronto television journalist is believed to be Canada’s first anchor to don a Muslim head scarf at one of the city’s major news broadcasters. Ginella Massa was asked to fill in on the anchor desk for CityNews’ 11pmbroadcast last ...
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