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Danish Muslims feel backlash as immigration becomes election issue

Danish Muslims feel backlash as immigration becomes election issue

2019-05-31
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Growing numbers of Danish Muslims say they have faced verbal abuse, exclusion and hate crimes since mainstream political parties began adopting anti-immigrant policies previously the preserve of the far right. The ruling center-right Liberal Party a...
Challenges of the 21st Century for Sociology of Religion

Challenges of the 21st Century for Sociology of Religion

2019-05-23
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4th ISA Forum of Sociology Call for Papers Date: July 14-18, 2020 Venue: Porto Alegre, Brazil Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30, 2019 The debate on religion, its role, its development, and its future has been intense, extensive and soph...
1st Annual Conference on Muslim Minorities and Human Rights

1st Annual Conference on Muslim Minorities and Human Rights

2019-05-22
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“Islam, Muslims in Britain: Radicalisation, Deradicalisation, Islamophobia and Human rights” Call for Papers Date: September 5, 2019 Organizer: Centre for Arab Progress, London Abstract Submission Deadline: July 6, 2019 The conferenc...
Gender, Religion and Sexuality Symposium

Gender, Religion and Sexuality Symposium

2019-05-21
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Date: June 29, 2019 Venue: The University of Newcastle Sydney, Sydney, Australia This one-day symposium brings together postgraduate students and early career researchers working in the interdisciplinary area of religion, gender and sexuality to ex...
Postgraduate Symposium: Muslims in the UK and Europe

Postgraduate Symposium: Muslims in the UK and Europe

2019-05-20
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Date: June 6-7, 2019 Venue: Moller Centre, Cambridge, UK Organized by: The Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge The postgraduate symposium, taking place from 6-7 June 2019, will be a platform for students to present and exchang...
Madinah & Bab 2019 Summer Course

Madinah & Bab 2019 Summer Course

2019-05-19
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Date: 25 July - 15 August 2019 Venue: Qom, Iran Organizer: The World Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslim Communities The Madinah & Bab youth summer course is officially back for the 17th year running for young people aged between 14- ...
Austria passes law banning hijab in primary schools but not Sikh turban or Jewish kippah

Austria passes law banning hijab in primary schools but not Sikh turban or Jewish kippah

2019-05-17
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The Austrian parliament has approved a law banning girls in primary schools from wearing the hijab. The bill which was passed on Wednesday is likely to be challenged as discriminatory in Austria’s Constitutional Court. The law received support...
Dr. Hossein Kamaly to fill Imam Ali Chair for Shi’i Studies

Dr. Hossein Kamaly to fill Imam Ali Chair for Shi’i Studies

2019-05-14
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President Joel N. Lohr and Hartford Seminary are pleased to announce that, as of July 1, Dr. Hossein Kamaly will hold the Imam Ali Chair for Shi’i Studies and Dialogue among Islamic Legal Schools. He will also be Associate Professor of Islamic ...
The Islamic Manuscript Association

The Islamic Manuscript Association

2019-05-14
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The Islamic Manuscript Association is an international non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Islamic manuscript collections and supporting those who work with them. It was formed in response to the urgent need to address the poor preservati...
The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding releases the “American Muslim Poll 2019"

The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding releases the “American Muslim Poll 2019"

2019-05-13
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The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) has released the “American Muslim Poll 2019”, its fourth annual poll in which different religious groups, and those that consider themselves non-affiliated, are surveyed in order to...
CFP: “Public policies and the production of religious difference”

CFP: “Public policies and the production of religious difference”

2019-05-13
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Annual conference of the Dutch Association for the Study of Religion: Religion and the Production of Difference Call for Papers Date: 30 October – 1 November 2019 Venue: Groningen, Netherlands Deadline: June 1, 2019 Julia Martínez A...
The Efficacy of Financial Structures for Islamic Taxes and Dues

The Efficacy of Financial Structures for Islamic Taxes and Dues

2019-05-12
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The 7th Annual Contemporary Fiqhī Issues Workshop Date: July 4-5, 2019 Venue: Al-Mahdi Institute, Birmingham, UK Islam has institutionalized, endorsed, and at times even enforced different forms of paying dues with the objective of providing for ...
Youth Development Program (YDP)

Youth Development Program (YDP)

2019-05-11
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Date: June 22-23, 2019 Venue: Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Swallow House, Timbold Drive, Kents Hill Park, Milton Keynes, UK Application Deadline: June 2, 2019 The Council of European Jamaats (CoEJ) is running its annual “Y...
Islamic Perspectives on Organ Donation after Death

Islamic Perspectives on Organ Donation after Death

2019-05-11
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The 1st workshop of the ‘Islamic Perspectives on Ethical Issues’ series Call for Papers Date: October 3-4, 2019 Venue: Al-Mahdi Institute, Birmingham, UK Proposal Submission Deadline: July 26, 2019 The Islamic Perspectives on Ethical...
Islamic research in Germany: A new Qur’anic commentary – and old questions of politicization

Islamic research in Germany: A new Qur’anic commentary – and old questions of politicization

2019-05-10
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Austrian theologian Mouhanad Khorchide, professor for Islamic religious pedagogy and director of the Centre for Islamic Theology at the University of Münster in Germany, has published the first part of a wide-ranging commentary of the Qur’...
Muslim interfaith head from Preston invites Tommy Robinson for “peaceful sit-down”

Muslim interfaith head from Preston invites Tommy Robinson for “peaceful sit-down”

2019-05-10
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The co-founder of a Muslim interfaith group in Preston has invited the anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson to a “peaceful and respectful” meeting. Robinson – real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – is standing as an Independent MEP ...
The Donner Institute Prize for Outstanding Research into Religion 2019

The Donner Institute Prize for Outstanding Research into Religion 2019

2019-05-09
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The Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History hereby calls for nominations for its annual prize for outstanding research pertaining to the field of religion. The prize is awarded to a researcher in the field for a significant, r...
The new book from France about Islamist terror is a must-read

The new book from France about Islamist terror is a must-read

2019-05-09
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Here is a book project urgently crying out for US/UK English-language publisher. The book in question came out in French two weeks ago and swiftly made the bestseller lists over there. Amid a storm of media coverage, France's top weekly newsmagazine,...
Manuscripts of the Muslim World project made recently available digital copies of 208 manuscripts

Manuscripts of the Muslim World project made recently available digital copies of 208 manuscripts

2019-05-07
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The goal of the project is to provide digital editions of more than 500 manuscripts and 827 paintings from the Islamicate world broadly construed. Together these holdings will represent in great breadth the flourishing intellectual and cultural herit...
Christians encouraged to use Ramadan to pray for Muslims

Christians encouraged to use Ramadan to pray for Muslims

2019-05-05
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Christians are being encouraged to use Ramadan as a time to pray for Muslims. Christian charity Interserve is calling on believers to pray for the protection of the Muslim community and that they would come to know Jesus. In a statement, it said: ...
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