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Assistant Professor with a Specialization in Islam of the Late Medieval or Early Modern Period

Assistant Professor with a Specialization in Islam of the Late Medieval or Early Modern Period

2018-12-30
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School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University, USA Call for Applications Application Deadline: January 31, 2019 The Department of Religious in the School of International and Public Affairs is pleased to announce a s...
The Fifth Annual Conference on Shi‘i Studies

The Fifth Annual Conference on Shi‘i Studies

2018-12-29
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Call for Papers Date: April 27-28, 2019 Venue: The Islamic College, London, UK Abstract Submission Deadline: February 3, 2019 The Islamic College invites abstracts to be submitted for its fifth conference specializing in the flourishing field of ...
Pilgrimage and the Senses

Pilgrimage and the Senses

2018-12-29
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Call for Papers Date: June 7, 2019 Venue: University of Oxford Abstract Submission Deadline: January 20, 2019 Keynote Speaker: Professor Kathryn Rudy (University of St. Andrews) This interdisciplinary conference hosted at the University of Oxfor...
Islam in Modern Societies: Facts, Issues, and Perspectives in the West

Islam in Modern Societies: Facts, Issues, and Perspectives in the West

2018-12-28
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By Jamel Khermimoun Publisher: Westbow Press (July 6, 2018) “Jamel Khermimoun considers that Muslims born in France and in the West now build their identity not from an imported model but from a strong sense of belonging to the nation, which ...
German politicians propose a 'religion tax' for Muslims to counter extremism

German politicians propose a 'religion tax' for Muslims to counter extremism

2018-12-28
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When Germans file their annual tax returns, religion matters a great deal. If you're Catholic, tax authorities will likely collect an income tax surcharge of about 10 percent on behalf of your local church. The same applies to most Protestants. The ...
Journal of Islamic Ethics (JIE), Volume 2 (2018)

Journal of Islamic Ethics (JIE), Volume 2 (2018)

2018-12-27
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Editor-in-Chief: Dr Mohammed Ghaly Publisher: Brill The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) announces the publishing of the second volume of its “Journal of Islamic Ethics” (JIE) in collaboration with BRILL. Over ...
IEG Fellowships for Doctoral Students

IEG Fellowships for Doctoral Students

2018-12-26
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Application Deadline: February 15, 2019 IEG Fellowships beginning: September 2019 or later Location: Germany The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards 8–10 fellowships for international doctoral students in European history, the...
Illuminating Islam’s Peaceful Origins

Illuminating Islam’s Peaceful Origins

2018-12-26
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• God in The Qur’an By Jack Miles 256 pp. Publisher: Knopf Doubleday (November 2018) • Muhammad: Prophet of Peace Amid the Clash of Empires By Juan Cole 326 pp. Publisher: PublicAffairs (October 2018) Is Allah, the God of Mus...
Professorship (W2) in Islamic Law

Professorship (W2) in Islamic Law

2018-12-25
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The Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Sciences at Leipzig University Call for Applications Application Deadline: January 18, 2019 The Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Sciences at Leipzig University invites applications for a professorship...
International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research in Islamic Studies 2019

International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research in Islamic Studies 2019

2018-12-25
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ICMIS 2019 Call for Papers Date: January 19, 2019 Venue: Grand Riverview Hotel, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia Abstract Deadline: January 16, 2019 International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research in Islamic Studies (ICMIS) 2019 is pioneer ...
Imam Ali Chair for Shi‘i Studies and Dialogue among Islamic Legal Schools

Imam Ali Chair for Shi‘i Studies and Dialogue among Islamic Legal Schools

2018-12-24
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Call for Applications Hartford Seminary announces an opening for a Shi‘i scholar with a distinguished record that includes an academic doctorate, religious training and lived religious commitments to occupy the newly endowed Imam Ali Chair for...
British soldiers, Pakistani officials and Israeli diplomats celebrate Mawlid, Christmas and Chanukah together

British soldiers, Pakistani officials and Israeli diplomats celebrate Mawlid, Christmas and Chanukah together

2018-12-21
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Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims were among the 200 people who gathered at the Ilford Muslim Community Centre on Thursday 13 December to celebrate the Mawlid, Christmas and Chanukah. Among the guests were members of the British Armed Force...
Conference of European Churches: “Differences of religion do not separate us, but rather enrich us in many areas of life”

Conference of European Churches: “Differences of religion do not separate us, but rather enrich us in many areas of life”

2018-12-19
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The Conference of European Churches (CEC) and Cumberland Lodge conducted a conference titled “Towards Peaceful co-existence in the Middle East: challenges and opportunities.” Co-hosted by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, the gath...
The British Islam Conference 2019

The British Islam Conference 2019

2018-12-15
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A Marketplace of Ideas Date: February 23-24, 2019 Venue: 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA, UK A weekend promoting collaboration and thinking around the idea of a British Islam and encouraging the development of British Muslim thought, identity...
The International Seminar: Women, Faith and Culture

The International Seminar: Women, Faith and Culture

2018-12-14
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The seminar, organized by the International Foundation of Interreligious and Intercultural Education (IFIIE) together with the International Affairs Institute (IAI), was held at the premises of the Italian Ministry of International Affairs and Intern...
Khoja Heritage Festival

Khoja Heritage Festival

2018-12-13
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“Khoja Community: Past, Present and Future” Call for Papers Date: April 6-7, 2019 Venue: Al-Zahra Centre, 81 Fearnley Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0RB, UK Proposal Submission Deadline: Jan 14, 2019 This conference is a part o...
Call for Papers: Journal “Occhialì – Rivista sul Mediterraneo islamico”

Call for Papers: Journal “Occhialì – Rivista sul Mediterraneo islamico”

2018-12-12
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 “Power, Authority and Body: The Transformations of Islam in South-East Europe Between the 20th and the 21st Century” Occhialì – Rivista sul Mediterraneo islamico, No.5 Editors: Nathalie Clayer (EHESS - CNRS) and Gianf...
The Ties that Bind

The Ties that Bind

2018-12-12
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Mechanisms and Structures of Social Dependency in the Early Islamic Empire Call for Papers Date: December 2-6, 2019 Venue: Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands Abstract Submission Deadline: January 31, 2019 As part of the ERC-funded project, &...
What is the most powerful Muslim country in the world?

What is the most powerful Muslim country in the world?

2018-12-11
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5Pillars editor Roshan Muhammed Salih has compiled a subjective list of the most powerful countries in the Muslim world. He judged them on nine criteria – the strength of their economies, internal cohesion, their political systems, levels of co...
Americans say religious aspects of Christmas are declining in public life

Americans say religious aspects of Christmas are declining in public life

2018-12-10
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As long-simmering debates continue over how American society should commemorate the Christmas holiday, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that most U.S. adults believe the religious aspects of Christmas are emphasized less now than in the past &n...
The Parliament of the World’s Religions is the closest thing we have to an international interfaith movement

The Parliament of the World’s Religions is the closest thing we have to an international interfaith movement

2018-12-10
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in 1893, during the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, thousands gathered over 17 days in September to witness a “World’s Parliament of Religions.” For many Americans, it was their first encounter with Hindus, Sikhs, Bud...
Islamic Studies & Christian-Muslim Relations

Islamic Studies & Christian-Muslim Relations

2018-12-08
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University of Edinburgh Awards: PhD, MPhil, MScR Study Modes: Full-time, Part-time Program Start Date: September 9, 2019 Application Deadline: August 31, 2019 In this research area, you can pursue interdisciplinary study of Islamic thought and p...
The 2nd Annual Conference of the East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

The 2nd Annual Conference of the East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

2018-12-07
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“East-West Encounters and Religious Change in Modernizing East Asia” Call for Papers Date: July 27-28, 2019 Venue: Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan Abstract Submission Deadline: January 31, 2019 East Asia has undergone globalizati...
Categories of Religion and the Secular in Islam (CRSI)

Categories of Religion and the Secular in Islam (CRSI)

2018-12-06
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University of Oxford, Faculty of Theology "Categories of Religion and the Secular in Islam" (CRSI) is an interdisciplinary network of scholars interested in critical approaches to 'religion' and 'the secular/non-religious' as discursive categories i...
Harmonizing Religion and Human Rights

Harmonizing Religion and Human Rights

2018-12-05
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How can we align religious life with human rights? What role should spiritual leaders play in promoting human rights? And what can everyday people of faith do to defend human rights and encourage mutual respect between people of different religions? ...
MPhil in Islamic Studies and History

MPhil in Islamic Studies and History

2018-12-04
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Call for Applications University of Oxford Application Deadline: January 11, 2019 The MPhil in Islamic Studies and History is a two-year course intended primarily for students who desire an intensive introduction to Islamic history and thought in ...
Map: How do European countries differ in religious commitment?

Map: How do European countries differ in religious commitment?

2018-12-04
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Europeans generally are less religious than people in other parts of the world. But within Europe, there are sometimes sizable differences in levels of religious commitment, according to an analysis of recent Pew Research Center surveys in 34 countri...
The new Islamophobia definition deals with symptoms not causes

The new Islamophobia definition deals with symptoms not causes

2018-12-03
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Last week the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims, published its report “Islamophobia Defined: A report into a working definition of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hatred”. That a parliamentary group has finally recogni...
Podcast: A Global Study on Government Restrictions and Social Hostilities Related to Religion

Podcast: A Global Study on Government Restrictions and Social Hostilities Related to Religion

2018-12-02
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Restrictions on religion rose around the globe in 2016, according to Pew Research Center’s annual study of global restrictions on religion. The share of countries with “high” or “very high” levels of government restricti...
McGill Institute of Islamic Studies Graduate Student Symposium 2019

McGill Institute of Islamic Studies Graduate Student Symposium 2019

2018-12-01
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Call for Papers Date: April 4-5, 2019 Venue: Quebec, Canada Abstract Submission Deadline: December 30, 2018 The organizing committee of the McGill Institute of Islamic Studies Graduate Student Symposium welcomes abstract submissions to their nint...
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