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Progressive politician tests appetite for less religious Poland

Progressive politician tests appetite for less religious Poland

2019-03-31
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Robert Biedron, the founder of a new progressive party in Poland, believes ties between the state and the Catholic Church in one of Europe’s most devout nations are “pathological” and need to be loosened. After four years of rule b...
Western/MENA attitudes to religion portray a lack of faith in common values

Western/MENA attitudes to religion portray a lack of faith in common values

2019-03-31
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YouGov was recently commissioned by the Muslim Council of Elders to conduct a multi-country study on attitudes to religion in the West and Middle East/North Africa region…The research included online surveys in France, Germany, Britain, the Un...
Muslim immigrants sue ICE for getting in the way of religious observance

Muslim immigrants sue ICE for getting in the way of religious observance

2019-03-27
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Muslim immigrants detained at a Florida jail made more than 20 requests — orally and in writing — for religious accommodation throughout last year. Their asks were simple: They wanted their meals to be religiously compliant, to be able to...
Bodies Matter: Death and Shiite Muslim Migrants

Bodies Matter: Death and Shiite Muslim Migrants

2019-03-26
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Date: July 8-13, 2019 Venue: Swansea University, Swansea, Wales, UK Conveners: Emel Akçalı (Swansea University, UK) Pedram Khosronejad (Oklahoma State University, USA) This is a call for a one-day brainstorming meeting regarding Death and...
Australian judge urges Muslims to disavow “violent verses of Quran”

Australian judge urges Muslims to disavow “violent verses of Quran”

2019-03-25
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An Australian judge has called on the country’s Muslims to publicly disavow “violent verses of the Quran that have inspired acts of terrorism.” Justice Desmond Fagan said hostile verses in the Quran that support “intolerance...
The Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies (TIMES) Symposium 2019

The Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies (TIMES) Symposium 2019

2019-03-24
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Date: June 12, 2019 Venue: University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK We are pleased to announce that the 3rd TIMES Post-Graduate Forum Symposium will be held on Wednesday 12th June 2019 at the University of Birmingham, UK. The event is free. Keyno...
Conceptualising Religion

Conceptualising Religion

2019-03-21
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33rd Biannual Conference of the German Association for the Study of Religion (DVRW) Date: September 3-6, 2019 Venue: Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hanover, Germany The Institute for the Study of Religion of the Leibniz Universität Hannov...
Sufism and Philosophy: Historical Interactions and Crosspollinations

Sufism and Philosophy: Historical Interactions and Crosspollinations

2019-03-19
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Date: April 26-27, 2019 Venue: University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK The intellectual history of Sufism is intertwined with that of philosophy in the Islamic world. From the mystical strains in the writings of Avicenna and Ibn Ṭufayl to the phil...
IRIC condemns the horrific massacre in New Zealand and expresses its condolences

IRIC condemns the horrific massacre in New Zealand and expresses its condolences

2019-03-17
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It is with great sadness and sorrow that we received the news of the most barbaric terrorist attacks and the heinous massacre of the innocent worshipers at mosques and places of worship in New Zealand.  This terrorist act resulted in the tragic ...
Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (as) Scholarship

Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (as) Scholarship

2019-03-16
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Submission Deadline: June 30, 2019 Through the annual Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (as) Scholarship, Muslim Congress seeks to support students in their pursuit of education. The Scholarship is open to high school seniors, students enrolled in a college or un...
Standing Up to Gender Violence in Israel-Palestine

Standing Up to Gender Violence in Israel-Palestine

2019-03-15
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The Legal Context of Contemporary Feminist Struggle Workshop Series on Gender, Law, and Society in the Muslim World The Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law and the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World organized a discussion...
Pope and grand imam sign historic pledge of fraternity in UAE

Pope and grand imam sign historic pledge of fraternity in UAE

2019-03-14
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In first papal visit to Arabian peninsula, Francis calls for end to wars in Middle East
Visiting Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Wellesley College

Visiting Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Wellesley College

2019-03-12
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Wellesley College seeks applications for a one-year, full-time, non-renewable Visiting Lectureship in Islamic Studies for 2019-2020. The position will be held in the Department of Religion. The successful candidate will offer a total of five courses,...
IIDR Course: Quran for Busy People

IIDR Course: Quran for Busy People

2019-03-11
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Date: April 13, 2019 Venue: London & Online IIDR is teaming up with Quran Coach Mamoon Yusaf to present a first-of-its-kind course on how to set and achieve each of your personal Quran goals in as little as a few minutes each day.  Durin...
The First International Conference on Peace and Conflict Resolution (ICPCR)

The First International Conference on Peace and Conflict Resolution (ICPCR)

2019-03-11
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Date: April 29-30, 2019 Venue: University of Tehran, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran The Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, aims to establish the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies in the near future. In previous years, an academic...
The Program in Islamic Studies at Johns Hopkins University

The Program in Islamic Studies at Johns Hopkins University

2019-03-10
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The Program in Islamic Studies at Johns Hopkins University was established in 2014. It is the culmination of the expression of strong interest on the part of undergraduate students and of many years of effort by faculty from almost all social science...
Religion, Governments, and Violent Extremism: What Have We Learned?

Religion, Governments, and Violent Extremism: What Have We Learned?

2019-03-09
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On February 13 a panel of experts on global peacemaking and international security debated the complex role religion and religious leaders play in causing or preventing violent extremism. The discussion featured Mohamed Elsanousi, the executive direc...
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