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Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies (CIWAS)

Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies (CIWAS)

2017-04-30
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The Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies (CIWAS) is the product of an exciting new collaboration between Royal Holloway, University of London and the Imam Sadr Foundation (ISF) and affiliated donors. While based in the Department of Politics and...
Monograph Series: The Early and Medieval Islamic World

Monograph Series: The Early and Medieval Islamic World

2017-04-30
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Call for Book Proposals I.B.Tauris invites submissions for inclusion in its academic monograph series, The Early and Medieval Islamic World. Led by series editor Professor Roy Mottahedeh (Harvard University), the series promotes innovative rese...
Religion and Division: Causes, Consequences and Counters

Religion and Division: Causes, Consequences and Counters

2017-04-30
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79th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion Date: August 13-14, 2017 (with Opening Reception on Aug. 12th) Venue: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Program Chair: Di Di, Rice University, dd20@rice.edu Nearly daily, it seems, ...
Pew Research Center study finds escalating global restriction on religion

Pew Research Center study finds escalating global restriction on religion

2017-04-30
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The eighth annual study on global restrictions on religion, published by Pew Research Center April 10 reports an increase in countries with “high” or “very high” levels of government laws, policies and actions t...
Masters in Research (MRes) Studentship – CIWAS

Masters in Research (MRes) Studentship – CIWAS

2017-04-24
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The Centre for Islamic & West Asian Studies (CIWAS) Call for Applications Application Deadline: June 15, 2017 Applications are invited for eight studentships to be awarded for a Masters by Research Programme in Islamic and West Asian Studies. ...
MScT Scholarship in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies

MScT Scholarship in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies

2017-04-17
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University of Edinburgh Application Deadline: May 2, 2017 The Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh is delighted to invite applications for a fees only MSc Taught degree scholarship for any of its programs (IMES, Middl...
Religion in the World: Beyond the Secular Paradigm

Religion in the World: Beyond the Secular Paradigm

2017-04-17
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Date: July 3-7, 2017 Venue: Utrecht, The Netherlands Organizer: Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities (UU) Course fee (incl. housing): € 650 Level: Bachelor level This course focuses on current debates in the academic Study of Religion ...
Encyclopaedia Islamica

Encyclopaedia Islamica

2017-04-16
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Edited by Wilferd Madelung and Farhad Daftary Publisher: BRILL The 16 volume Encyclopaedia Islamica is due to become one of the major comprehensive reference works on Islam and the Muslim world. It is an abridged and edited translation of the Persi...
Theologies and Ethics of Justice

Theologies and Ethics of Justice

2017-04-15
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New Directions in 21st Century Islamic Thought The 10th Annual Summer Institute for Scholars Date: July 26-29, 2017 Venue: Herndon, VA 20170, USA Recent debates within the Muslim community on issues of political legitimacy, loyalty and obedienc...
Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (as) Scholarship Application

Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (as) Scholarship Application

2017-04-13
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Application Deadline: June 30, 2017 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 u...
Germany Muslim Population Percentage 2017 By City Demographics Religion German

Germany Muslim Population Percentage 2017 By City Demographics Religion German

2017-04-11
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Owing to labor migration in the 1960s and several waves of political refugees since the 1970s, Islam has become a visible religion in Germany. According to a national census conducted in 2011, 1.9% of Germany's population (around 1.5m people) de...
The Push to Ban Arabic Sermons in Europe's Mosques

The Push to Ban Arabic Sermons in Europe's Mosques

2017-04-11
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In several Western European countries, some politicians want to force imams to deliver sermons only in the official language: In Germany, imams should preach in German; in Italy, in Italian; in Britain, in English; in France, in French. To justify th...
Hassenfeld Chair in Islamic Studies

Hassenfeld Chair in Islamic Studies

2017-04-11
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Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA Application Deadline: September 21, 2017 Brandeis University invites applications to fill the Hassenfeld Chair in Islamic Studies in the field of Ottoman history and culture. This is a full time faculty positio...
Religious Tolerance Improved in Canada but Still Needs Work, Study Shows

Religious Tolerance Improved in Canada but Still Needs Work, Study Shows

2017-04-09
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A new poll on religious views in Canada shows that while acceptance of religious minorities has improved over the past four years, more work is still needed. The poll, conducted by the Angus Reid Institute, found although some 68 percent of Can...
The Centre for Islamic Shi'a Studies (CISS)

The Centre for Islamic Shi'a Studies (CISS)

2017-04-07
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The Center for Islamic Shi‘a Studies (CISS) is a research center which specializes in the study of intellectual traditions and scholarly outputs, articulated by persons or entities committed to the Shi’a Islamic faith, and/or persons or g...
Living with and Loving the Neighbor

Living with and Loving the Neighbor

2017-04-07
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Peacebuilding in Judaism, Christianity and Islam Course Duration: 6 Weeks Date: June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017 Venue: Bossey, Switzerland Intended for an international audience of young people (ages 20-35) interested and engaged in inte...
Cambridge IGCSE Islamiyat (Islamic Studies)

Cambridge IGCSE Islamiyat (Islamic Studies)

2017-04-05
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Instructor: Shaykh Michael Mumisa Course Duration: 12 months (38 weeks) Starting Date: May 1, 2017 Registration Deadline: April 25, 2017 Cambridge IGCSE Islamiyat syllabus enables learners to develop an understanding of the importance of the...
Pope meets British imams at the Vatican

Pope meets British imams at the Vatican

2017-04-05
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Pope Francis met four British imams at the Vatican, two weeks after the London extremist attack. The meeting was part of the Pope’s effort to encourage Muslim leaders who renounce using religion to justify violence. The audience was scheduled ...
The Changing Global Religious Landscape

The Changing Global Religious Landscape

2017-04-05
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More babies were born to Christian mothers than to members of any other religion in recent years, reflecting Christianity’s continued status as the world’s largest religious group. But this is unlikely to be the case for much longer: Less...
Germany dismisses 'Islam law' as integration debate resurfaces

Germany dismisses 'Islam law' as integration debate resurfaces

2017-04-03
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Germany has no plans to introduce an 'Islam law' codifying the rights and obligations of Muslims, a government spokesman said on Monday, dismissing an idea floated by allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of federal elections in September. Merkel,...
Cinema 9 CFP: Islam and Images

Cinema 9 CFP: Islam and Images

2017-04-02
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CINEMA: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image Call for Papers Submission Deadline: April 30, 2017 Edited by: Patrícia Castello Branco (IFILNOVA) Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad (SOAS University of London)  Sérgio Dia...
Local mosques open their doors to promote understanding of faith

Local mosques open their doors to promote understanding of faith

2017-04-02
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Across Eastern Massachusetts Sunday, Muslims gathered, shoulder to shoulder, to begin afternoon prayers. But at the back of the room at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury, a crowd of Christians, Jews, agnostics, and atheists had...
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