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Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History 16

Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History 16

2020-06-30
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Volume 16. North America, South-East Asia, China, Japan, and Australasia (1800-1914) Edited by David Thomas and John A. Chesworth Publisher: Brill Publication Date: July 2, 2020 Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History 16 (CMR 16) co...
Supreme Court lifts ban on state aid to religious schooling

Supreme Court lifts ban on state aid to religious schooling

2020-06-29
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The Supreme Court made it easier for religious schools to obtain public funds, upholding a Montana scholarship program that allows state tax credits for private schooling. The court’s 5-4 ruling, with conservatives in the majority, came in a di...
‘Muslim Life in Germany 2020’ – new study on the way

‘Muslim Life in Germany 2020’ – new study on the way

2020-06-26
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Germany’s Federal Office's research center is conducting the "Muslim Life in Germany 2020” (MLD 2020) project, following the study in 2008 and 2016. Between July 2019 and February 2020, around 5,200 people answered questions to provide cu...
Muslim woman becomes Britain’s first hijab-wearing judge

Muslim woman becomes Britain’s first hijab-wearing judge

2020-06-26
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A woman in Britain who has become the first judge in the western world to wear a hijab hopes to be an inspiration to young Muslims. Raffia Arshad, 40, who grew up in Yorkshire, north England, has wanted to work in law since she was 11. Ms Arshad, a b...
ICAIS 2021: International Conference on Arabic and Islamic Studies

ICAIS 2021: International Conference on Arabic and Islamic Studies

2020-06-25
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Date: April 22-23, 2021 Venue: New York, United States The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program....
Why does Islamophobia exist in Muslim-majority countries?

Why does Islamophobia exist in Muslim-majority countries?

2020-06-25
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Growing Islamophobia is not just a phenomenon in Western Europe, in the Balkans where the continents largest number of Muslims are, it’s also a problem. A European Union-funded report from a Turkish thinktank, has shone a light on how anti-Mus...
Exploring ‘Islamist separatism’ in France: Experts, community leaders speak

Exploring ‘Islamist separatism’ in France: Experts, community leaders speak

2020-06-25
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French President Emmanuel Macron announced in February that France would crack down on “Islamist separatism” and end a system in which foreign countries send imams to preach in French mosques. Al Arabiya’s Rola al-Khatib spoke to e...
The Comparative Muslim Society Program

The Comparative Muslim Society Program

2020-06-24
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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies The Comparative Muslim Society Program builds bridges across disciplines and borders for better understanding of Muslim cultures and societies. Our faculty and students specialize in history, politics, ...
Fully-funded PhD Position in Sociology of Islam/Muslims in Europe

Fully-funded PhD Position in Sociology of Islam/Muslims in Europe

2020-06-24
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University College Dublin, Ireland Date: July 7, 2020 Starting Date: As soon as possible, between September 2020 and January 2021 The School of Sociology at University College Dublin is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates fo...
Comparative Islamic Studies (CIS)

Comparative Islamic Studies (CIS)

2020-06-24
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Editor: Ulrika Mårtensson, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology Book Review Editor: Martin Riexinger, Aarhus University Publisher: Equinox Publishing Comparative Islamic Studies aims to advance research on Islam through compara...
The Department of Theology and Religion, Birmingham University

The Department of Theology and Religion, Birmingham University

2020-06-23
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The Department of Theology and Religion has an outstanding international reputation in the study of all types of religion in the contemporary world, including inter-cultural theology, textual studies, Pentecostal and charismatic studies, inter-religi...
Fourth Annual Graduate Student Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at GMU

Fourth Annual Graduate Student Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at GMU

2020-06-23
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In collaboration with the Fall for the Book Festival Date: October 9, 2020 @ 9 AM to 5 PM Venue: Online The Colloquium invites advanced graduate students in the social sciences and humanities to submit reviews on noteworthy books published between...
Covid-19 and Muslim Religiosity: an AVACGIS Webinar Series

Covid-19 and Muslim Religiosity: an AVACGIS Webinar Series

2020-06-22
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Date: June 16, 2020 to August 24, 2020 The Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies (AVACGIS) at George Mason University is organizing a webinar series that will explore the impact of Covid-19 on various dimensions of Muslim religious life in ...
Muslims, Jews petition to remove statue of St. Louis’ crusader namesake

Muslims, Jews petition to remove statue of St. Louis’ crusader namesake

2020-06-20
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Amid calls to take down statues of leaders with a history of racism ringing out across the US, Jews and Muslims in St. Louis have launched a petition to take down a monument to their city’s namesake, and even hope to rename the city. St. Louis...
Muslim org wants White House to reject Islamophobic Pentagon policy pick

Muslim org wants White House to reject Islamophobic Pentagon policy pick

2020-06-14
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Emgage Action, a national advocacy organization for Muslim Americans, says it is disheartened by Islamophobic comments made by Retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata, the White House’s nominee for a top position as Pentagon policy chief. The orga...
Muslims join to demand police reforms, back black-led groups

Muslims join to demand police reforms, back black-led groups

2020-06-14
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In the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody, dozens of American Muslim organizations have come together to call for reform to policing practices, and to support black-led organizations. “The victimization of unarmed Black Musli...
Churches are closed, but religion has a new home on the internet

Churches are closed, but religion has a new home on the internet

2020-06-14
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During the coronavirus pandemic, houses of worship across the country have shut their doors along with other public places. Some states have begun to ease restrictions and allow in-person worship to resume amid public and presidential pressure, but m...
Islam, Peace, and Justice Conference

Islam, Peace, and Justice Conference

2020-06-13
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Call for Papers Date: September 20-21, 2021 Abstract Submission Deadline: March 22, 2021 Hosted by: The Department of Religion and Culture, St. Thomas More College Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Treaty Six Territory, and the Homeland of the M&ea...
Call for Papers: Embracing religion as counter-conduct: Ethics and “political spirituality” among western youth

Call for Papers: Embracing religion as counter-conduct: Ethics and “political spirituality” among western youth

2020-06-13
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Call for Papers Editor: Géraldine Mossière, Associate Professor, Institut d’études religieuses, Université de Montréal Abstract Submission Deadline: July 15, 2020  In this special review, we want to a...
Mizan Series 4: Deconstructing Islamic Studies

Mizan Series 4: Deconstructing Islamic Studies

2020-06-12
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Edited by Majid Daneshgar, and Aaron W. Hughes Publisher: Harvard University Press Publication Date: July 14, 2020 The study of Islam has historically been approached in two different ways: apologetical and polemical. The former focuses on the pre...
Call for Papers: Special Issue: "Religious Transformation in the Middle East - spirituality, religious doubt, and non religion"

Call for Papers: Special Issue: "Religious Transformation in the Middle East - spirituality, religious doubt, and non religion"

2020-06-11
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A Special Issue of Religions Call for Papers Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. C. van Nieuwkerk, Radboud University, The Netherlands Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) Manuscript Submission Deadline: December 1, 2020 At prese...
Violence in Islamic Thought from the Qur'an to the Mongols

Violence in Islamic Thought from the Qur'an to the Mongols

2020-06-10
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Edited by Robert Gleave, István Kristó-Nagy Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Publication Date: June 2020 Examines the development of Muslim theological, legal, literary and cultural discussions about violence and its legitimatio...
Workshop: “Religion, State, and Society in Post-Communist Countries: Thirty Years after the End of the Cold War”

Workshop: “Religion, State, and Society in Post-Communist Countries: Thirty Years after the End of the Cold War”

2020-06-09
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International Workshop and Publishing Project Call for Papers Date: February 12-13, 2021 Venue: Tartu, Estonia Abstract Submission Deadline: July 31, 2020 Many religious minorities that had gone underground were afforded the opportunity to have ...
Institute for the Study of Islam and Muslim Societies (IISMM)

Institute for the Study of Islam and Muslim Societies (IISMM)

2020-06-08
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Institut d'études de l'Islam et des sociétés du monde musulman Created in 1999 by the Ministry of National Education, Research and Technology, within the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), the Institute for t...
Materiality of Languages: Byzantium and Early Islamic Near East from 324 to 1204

Materiality of Languages: Byzantium and Early Islamic Near East from 324 to 1204

2020-06-07
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Session at 56th International Congress on Medieval Studies Call for Papers Date: May 13-16, 2021 Venue: Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, US Abstract Submission Deadline: July 1, 2020 Papers are sought for “Materiality of ...
International Quṭb Al-Dīn Al-Shīrāzī Symposium

International Quṭb Al-Dīn Al-Shīrāzī Symposium

2020-06-06
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On the Occasion of the 710th Anniversary of His Death Call for Papers Date: May 20-22, 2021 Venue: Sivas, Turkey Abstract Submission Deadline: August 31, 2020 Organizer: Faculty of Theology, Sivas Cumhuriyet University and Faculty of Humanities...
Panel for the 4th Congress of Studies on the Middle East and Muslim Worlds

Panel for the 4th Congress of Studies on the Middle East and Muslim Worlds

2020-06-05
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Panel on “Political Socialization in MENA Societies: when and where does “the Political” begin?” Call for Papers for Panel Proposal Date: June 28-30, 2021 Venue: Aix-en-Provence, France Abstract Submission Deadline: ...
CILE Seminar: Anti-Migration Politics and Islamic Ethics

CILE Seminar: Anti-Migration Politics and Islamic Ethics

2020-06-05
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Date: 20-22 September 2020 Venue: Doha, Qatar (or online) This seminar aims to explore the current growing hostilities towards migrants, asylum seekers and refugees around the world from the perspectives of Islamic ethical principles, legal and pol...
Italy’s first Islamic burial place planned for Rome

Italy’s first Islamic burial place planned for Rome

2020-06-04
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Italy’s first Islamic cemetery may soon be built on a green space in Tragliatella, a few kilometers north of Rome. The burial place — to be built on a 400 hectare area near the border between Fiumicino, close to the international airport,...
Muslim student sues Scottsdale Community college and professor over Islam quiz questions

Muslim student sues Scottsdale Community college and professor over Islam quiz questions

2020-06-03
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Business United for Scottsdale Schools (BUSS) is a workforce-development and education initiative that benefits Scottsdale Community College and Scottsdale Unified School District. A local Islamic group filed a lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court ...
'Your pain is our pain': UK Muslim body expresses solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests

'Your pain is our pain': UK Muslim body expresses solidarity with Black Lives Matter protests

2020-06-03
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The Muslim Council of Britain said it stands in solidarity with anti-racism and police brutality protesters in the US, UK and beyond, pledging to address anti-Black racism within Muslim communities. The UK's largest umbrella body of mosques and Musl...
Seed Funding and Small Research Grants 2020-2021

Seed Funding and Small Research Grants 2020-2021

2020-06-02
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Call for Applications International Network for the Study of Science and Belief in Society Application Deadline: October 1, 2020 The International Network for the Study of Science and Belief in Society is inviting applications to the ‘Seed F...
Conference: Reading the Gospels in Islamic Context

Conference: Reading the Gospels in Islamic Context

2020-06-02
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Call for Papers Date: September 7-9, 2020 Hosted by: Centre for Muslim Christian Studies, Oxford, UK Abstract Submission Deadline: June 15, 2020 Under current Covid19 restrictions, the conference will be hosted fully or partly online. A three-d...
General observation and the sharing of knowledge: The Role of COVID-19 in Pilgrimage to Saints’ Shrines and Sacred Sites

General observation and the sharing of knowledge: The Role of COVID-19 in Pilgrimage to Saints’ Shrines and Sacred Sites

2020-06-01
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With the outbreak of COVID-19, pilgrims and devotees of sacred places, governmental institutions and their health sectors, and also religious leaders and clerics are challenged. Each is endeavoring to be reasonable and resolve several key issues of t...
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