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The Impact of Religion Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy

The Impact of Religion Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy

2017-03-30
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Call for papers Date: April 24 - 26, 2018  Venue: Uppsala University, Sweden Abstract Submission Deadline: October 31, 2017 The Impact of Religion conference offers an interdisciplinary forum for sharing recent research on the role of religi...
Muslims pray outside to protest mosque closure in Paris

Muslims pray outside to protest mosque closure in Paris

2017-03-30
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Hundreds of Muslims have taken to praying on the streets of a Paris suburb to protest the closure of the hall they had been using as a prayer room. Protesters gathered outside the town hall of the northern Paris suburb of Clichy on Friday. The Muslim...
German official wants 'Islam law' to shed light on funding and teachings by 'imported imams'

German official wants 'Islam law' to shed light on funding and teachings by 'imported imams'

2017-03-30
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Germany’s Deputy Finance Minister has called for the introduction of an “Islam law” which should enable more transparency in the Muslim community's affairs by setting up an official mosque registry and encouraging imams to conduct s...
The ICAIS 2017

The ICAIS 2017

2017-03-28
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19th International Conference on Arabic and Islamic Studies Date: April 27-28, 2017 Venue: Renaissanc Brussels Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, Brussels 1050, Belgium The ICAIS 2017: 19th International Conference on Arabic and Islamic Studies ...
Call for Papers: Surveillance and Religion

Call for Papers: Surveillance and Religion

2017-03-28
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Special Issue of ‘Surveillance and Society’ journal Submission Deadline: August 1, 2017 Publication Date: early 2018 Edited by: Eric Stoddart, University of St Andrews, UK, and Susanne Wigorts Yngevesson, Stockholm School of Theology ...
French efforts to stop Muslim youths turning to extremism failing

French efforts to stop Muslim youths turning to extremism failing

2017-03-28
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France’s attempts to counter the radicalization of its young people are in turmoil, with a group home intended to turn them away from Islamic extremism empty, the head of a highly publicized nonprofit convicted of misuse of public funds, and pl...
Hundreds Shield US Oldest Mosque to Support Muslims

Hundreds Shield US Oldest Mosque to Support Muslims

2017-03-27
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Hundreds of people from different faith groups and ethnicities circled America’s oldest mosque in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Sunday, March 26, forming a human shield to show support to American Muslims against threats and hate mails sent to mosques...
Producing Knowledge on Islam in Europe: Epistemology, Methodology, Reflexivity

Producing Knowledge on Islam in Europe: Epistemology, Methodology, Reflexivity

2017-03-26
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Postgraduate Workshop Date: April 25, 2017 Venue: Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, West Rd, Cambridge CB3 9BS, UK Organized in partnership between postgraduates at SOAS and the University of Cambridge, and kindly sponsored by the&nbs...
Introduction to Jurisprudential Maxims

Introduction to Jurisprudential Maxims

2017-03-26
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Author: Baqir al-Irawani Translator: Zaid Alsalami Publisher: ICAS Press Jurisprudential maxims (al-qawa‘id al-fiqhiyyah) play an important role in determining one's legal duty in particular situations. When applied, these maxims - such as t...
Early Christianity and Islam in Relationship to the Constitutional Order

Early Christianity and Islam in Relationship to the Constitutional Order

2017-03-24
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Date: April 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Venue: 303 International Center, Muslim Studies Center, Michigan State University, 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA Special Guest Speaker: Blaque Hough Hailing from Michigan, ...
Muslim Studies Program (MSP)

Muslim Studies Program (MSP)

2017-03-23
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International Studies and Programs Michigan State University (MSU) One of the newer programs within MSU’s International Studies and Programs, the Muslim Studies Program (MSP) supports teaching and research about Muslims around the globe from ...
Florida bill would protect religious expression in schools

Florida bill would protect religious expression in schools

2017-03-22
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Students’ right to pray in schools would be guaranteed under a bill barreling through the Florida Legislature. The bill specifies that students in public schools are permitted to engage in prayer and that school personnel are allowed to participate in student-led prayers. The bills also guarantee protection for students who wear religiously themed jewelry.
Jibreel Institute

Jibreel Institute

2017-03-16
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Jibreel Institute is a new exclusive Arabic & Islamic Studies provider for adults at the prestigious East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre. A curriculum of quality classical and contemporary scholarship, with balance and creativity made a...
“What A Relief” Podcast 50: Islam In Spanish: Empowering An Underserved Community Part II

“What A Relief” Podcast 50: Islam In Spanish: Empowering An Underserved Community Part II

2017-03-15
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B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon  talked to Jaime Mujahid Fletcher in this episode of “What a Relief!” In this episode, B.C. & Mordant continue their talk with Jaime Mujahid Fletcher from Islam in Spanish. He shar...
Employers in EU can ban visible religious symbols like Islamic headscarves

Employers in EU can ban visible religious symbols like Islamic headscarves

2017-03-15
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Employers in European Union countries can ban employees from wearing visible symbols of religion such as Islamic headscarves and Christian crosses, a top European court ruled Tuesday. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) made the decision after two M...
Round Table: Justice and Ethics in Shii Thought

Round Table: Justice and Ethics in Shii Thought

2017-03-13
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Justice and Ethics in Shīʿī thought: From Theoretical Foundations to Sharia Implications Date: April 6, 2017 @ 3.00pm – 5.00pm Venue: Al-mahdi Institute, Weoley Park Road, Birmingham B29 6RB, UK Al-Mahdi Institute will hold a roundtable disc...
The Journal of Rotterdam Islamic and Social Sciences (JRISS)

The Journal of Rotterdam Islamic and Social Sciences (JRISS)

2017-03-12
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Volume 7, No. 1 The seventh issue of the academic journal was published: The Journal of Rotterdam Islamic and Social Sciences (JRISS) Vol. 7, No. 1, 2016. It focuses on themes such as philosophy, epistemology, study of religion and comparative stud...
Toronto Mosque opens doors to promote understanding

Toronto Mosque opens doors to promote understanding

2017-03-10
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Masjid Toronto opened its doors to the public so that Torontonians could learn about Muslims and the religion of Islam. On February 17, worshippers attending Friday prayer services at the mosque were greeted by protestors carrying banners and with lo...
Building Bridges

Building Bridges

2017-03-09
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Davidson United Methodist Church had invited American Islamic Outreach Foundation to talk to about Islam On Sunday 26th February 2017. The class was of the senior members of the congregation. Zahir Shaikh and Dorene Alama the dir...
New Yorkers rally to say 'Today I am a Muslim, too'

New Yorkers rally to say 'Today I am a Muslim, too'

2017-03-09
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New Yorkers by the thousand, representing myriad backgrounds and faiths, converged on Times Square on Sunday, heeding a music mogul's calls to let Muslims know their fellow Americans stood by them. The demonstrators -- many of them hoisting placards ...
Unlocking the Medinan Qur'an: International Workshop

Unlocking the Medinan Qur'an: International Workshop

2017-03-09
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Date: March 19 - 21, 2017 Venue: Pembroke College, Oxford, UK Subject Fields: Islamic History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Arabic History / Studies Funded by: The Arts and Humanities Research ...
Re-thinking Secularization Theory

Re-thinking Secularization Theory

2017-03-08
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International Conference on Religion, Culture and Politics Date: March 18-19, 2017 Venue: Queens hotel, City Square, Leeds, UK Organizer: Centre for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences Religion is often discussed through the eyes of the se...
Muslims and the Making of America

Muslims and the Making of America

2017-03-07
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Date: March 14, 2017 @ 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Venue: National Press Club, Washington, D.C. Speakers: Amir Hussain, Melissa Rogers, and Rebecca Shah The panel is co-sponsored by Baylor University Press and the Religious Freedom Research Project of the B...
Misquoting Muhammad (SAW) on Women

Misquoting Muhammad (SAW) on Women

2017-03-05
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Date: March 12, 2017 @ 10.00am – 5.30pm Venue: The Osmani Centre, 58 Underwood Rd, London E1 5AW, UK Instructor: Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi This one-day course and extensive question and answer session will seek to clarify critical question...
Call for Book Chapters: "Islamophobia in Muslim Societies"

Call for Book Chapters: "Islamophobia in Muslim Societies"

2017-03-05
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In the last decade Islamophobia in Western societies where Muslims constitute the minority has been studied extensively. At the same time, Islamophobia is not only a Western phenomenon but a global one. It affects Muslim societies as much due to vari...
Theology of Shi‘ite Ziyārah: the Case for a Norm-Sensitive Approach to Religion

Theology of Shi‘ite Ziyārah: the Case for a Norm-Sensitive Approach to Religion

2017-03-04
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AMI Research Seminars Date: March 16, 2017 Venue: AMI Conference Room, Al-mahdi Institute, Weoley Park Road, Birmingham B29 6RB, UK Lecturer: Dr Jafar Morvarid (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad) Al-Mahdi Institute’s Research Seminars are a pl...
Vancouver Christians hike pressure against visit by Islam-denouncing evangelist

Vancouver Christians hike pressure against visit by Islam-denouncing evangelist

2017-03-04
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A growing number of Christians in Metro Vancouver want to stop controversial U.S. evangelist Franklin Graham from leading a major crusade next month in the city. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson recently met with evangelical, Catholic ...
Canada moves forward with anti-Islamophobia measures

Canada moves forward with anti-Islamophobia measures

2017-03-03
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The Canadian Parliament is debating a motion urging the government to “condemn Islamophobia” and “quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear.” Motion 103, or M-103 as it is commonly called, was introduced i...
Quranic Studies International Conference

Quranic Studies International Conference

2017-03-02
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Date: July 4, 2017 Venue: Peace House, 19 Paradise Square, Oxford, OX1 1LD, UK Quranic Studies International Conference that will take place in England is an event that is intended to bring together scholars and professionals with experience and in...
Danish man who burned Quran is prosecuted for blasphemy

Danish man who burned Quran is prosecuted for blasphemy

2017-03-02
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A 42-year-old man who burned a Quran and posted a video of it on Facebook has been charged with blasphemy in Denmark, a striking decision by prosecutors in a country that is largely secular but has grappled with the role of Islam in public life....
Pope: “Muslim terrorism does not exist”

Pope: “Muslim terrorism does not exist”

2017-03-01
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As the world grapples with the impact of President Trump’s Muslim ban, Pope Francis stressed that no religion is terrorist, adding that the claimed “Muslim terrorism” does not exist. “Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish...
Christian schools planned in Muslim areas of UK

Christian schools planned in Muslim areas of UK

2017-03-01
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Some cities set up Christian and other free schools in Muslim-dominated areas, a media report said today. The so-called "integrated" schools could be run by organizations such as the Church of England and enroll pupils from Christian, Muslim and...
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