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Complex Religion: Intersections of Religion and Inequality

Complex Religion: Intersections of Religion and Inequality

2017-07-31
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Special Issue – Social Inclusion, Volume 6, Issue 2 Call for Papers Editor: Melissa J. Wilde (University of Pennsylvania, USA) Deadline for Abstracts: September 15, 2017 Submission of Full Papers: January 15-31, 2018 Although scholars...
Billboard educates Americans on prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Billboard educates Americans on prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

2017-07-31
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GainPeace, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization, has launched a new campaign titled “Truthful Man” to educate Americans on the true manners of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and countering a hate campaign that went up last month....
U.S. Muslims concerned about their place in society, but continue to believe in the American dream

U.S. Muslims concerned about their place in society, but continue to believe in the American dream

2017-07-31
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Findings from Pew Research Center’s 2017 survey of U.S. Muslims
Mosquers Film Festival opens

Mosquers Film Festival opens

2017-07-27
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MOSQUERS 2017 Date: September 09, 2017 Venue: Winspear Centre, Edmonton, AB T5J 4X8, Canada Submissions Deadline: August 7, 2017 The Mosquers Film Festival is North America’s leading film competition with a focus on promoting awa...
Religion and the Global City

Religion and the Global City

2017-07-26
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Edited by David Garbin and Anna Strhan Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (June 29, 2017) Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Religion, Space and Place This is the first book to explore how religious movements and actors shape and are shaped by as...
Brill's Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize 2017

Brill's Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize 2017

2017-07-25
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Submissions Deadline: October 1, 2017 To encourage and support early-career scholars seeking to publish in leading academic journals, Brill is awarding an annual prize for an outstanding article in the field of Middle East and Islamic Studies. Brill...
International Society for Islamic Legal Studies (ISILS)

International Society for Islamic Legal Studies (ISILS)

2017-07-24
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The International Society for Islamic Legal Studies (ISILS) was conceived in 2003, in Murcia, Spain, during the convening of the Fourth International Conference on Islamic Legal Studies (ILS). A group of participants came together to take steps to es...
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Islamic Studies

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Islamic Studies

2017-07-23
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Stanford University Call for Applications Application Deadline: September 15, 2017 The Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, a tenured Associate Professor or a tenured F...
Sociology of Islam Journal: Special Issue on Immigration, Political Economy and Islam

Sociology of Islam Journal: Special Issue on Immigration, Political Economy and Islam

2017-07-23
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Sociology of Islam, Volume 5, Issue 2-3, 2017 Editors-in-Chief: Gary Wood, Virginia Tech and Tugrul Keskin, Shanghai University Guest Editors: Ray Jureidini and Sari Hanafi Publisher: Brill Sociology of Islam (SOI) p...
"Material Culture Methods in the Middle Islamic Periods"

"Material Culture Methods in the Middle Islamic Periods"

2017-07-22
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Call for Papers Date: December 8-10, 2017 Venue: Bristol Hotel, Bonn, Germany Sponsor: Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, University of Bonn Abstract Submission Deadline: September 8, 2017 This year’s international conference is devoted to the stu...
First Annual Great Lakes Adiban Workshop

First Annual Great Lakes Adiban Workshop

2017-07-22
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Date: Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2017 Venue: Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5324, USA We are pleased to announce our first annual workshop, which will take place on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, a convenien...
CAIR report shows 2017 on track to becoming one of worst years ever for anti-Muslim hate crimes

CAIR report shows 2017 on track to becoming one of worst years ever for anti-Muslim hate crimes

2017-07-22
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released an update on anti-Muslim incidents in the second quarter (April-June) of 2017. CAIR’s quarterly report indicate...
Toronto Muslim and Jewish Women find power and joy in building a sisterhood

Toronto Muslim and Jewish Women find power and joy in building a sisterhood

2017-07-21
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With the establishment of the Toronto chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, thirty-four Muslim and Jewish women have come together to support each other against hostile acts directed toward both groups. One of the Sisterhood’s largest cha...
United Nations Secretary-General launches first action plan for religious leaders to prevent incitement to violence

United Nations Secretary-General launches first action plan for religious leaders to prevent incitement to violence

2017-07-21
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The first ever action plan specifically designed to enable religious leaders to prevent incitement to violence - the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes - was launched o...
A New Boston Ad Campaign Shows How People Can Combat Islamophobia

A New Boston Ad Campaign Shows How People Can Combat Islamophobia

2017-07-19
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Boston has adopted a new method to combat Islamophobia. City authorities have begun a poster campaign encouraging bystanders to make a non-confrontational intervention in case they see harassment against Muslims. The campaign started on July 17 when ...
Science and Religion Conference

Science and Religion Conference

2017-07-16
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‘What is Consciousness and Why Observers Matter in Quantum Theory’ Date: September 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Venue: Trinity Hall, Cambridge, CB2 1TJ, UK Registration for Cambridge Muslim College’s first Science and Relig...
Religious Freedom Project

Religious Freedom Project

2017-07-15
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Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs In the West, the historic consensus over the meaning and value of religious freedom seems to be breaking down. This problem has particular salience in America. We have always thought of religiou...
The 13th Annual National Muslim Congress Conference

The 13th Annual National Muslim Congress Conference

2017-07-15
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Date: August 18-20, 2017 Venue: Hyatt Regency DFW, 2334 North International Parkway, Dallas, TX, USA The 13th Annual National Muslim Congress Conference will be held in Dallas, TX on Aug 18-20th 2017. In attendance will be a number of renowned...
The EASR Annual Conference 2017: Communicating Religion

The EASR Annual Conference 2017: Communicating Religion

2017-07-15
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Date: September 18-21, 2017 Venue: University of Leuven, Belgium Communication plays a crucial role in religion and religious praxis. Religions claim to be able to create links with the divine and the transcendent, between humans and superhuman age...
House rejects controversial study of Islam

House rejects controversial study of Islam

2017-07-13
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The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday rejected a controversial GOP proposal identifying “Islamic religious doctrines, concepts or schools of thought” that could be used by terrorist groups — something opponents say is unconsti...
UK event hears call for action on anti-Muslim coverage

UK event hears call for action on anti-Muslim coverage

2017-07-13
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U.K. politicians should consider regulation to tackle the tide of negative media coverage about British Muslims. This was the message from a Liverpool conference this week which examined damaging and biased news stories about Britain's Muslim communi...
Young British Muslims are launching their own publications to provide a different media narrative

Young British Muslims are launching their own publications to provide a different media narrative

2017-07-13
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The editors of two magazines targeting Britain’s 2.8m Muslims have spoken about why they felt the need to provide a different media perspective for the minority group. The Black Muslim Times UK is a website set up British Nigerian Halimat Shode...
Muslim leaders arrive in Berlin on European tour against terrorism

Muslim leaders arrive in Berlin on European tour against terrorism

2017-07-13
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A bus-load of imams are on a six-day tour of European cities hit by attacks in recent years to denounce terrorism, including Brussels, Nice, Toulouse and London. After leaving Paris on Saturday, they arrived on Sunday in Berlin. They are due to ...
Islam and Justice: AAIMS Inaugural Conference on the Study of Islam and Muslim Societies

Islam and Justice: AAIMS Inaugural Conference on the Study of Islam and Muslim Societies

2017-07-13
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Call for Papers Date: December 18-19, 2017 Venue: The Spot-B01 (Copland Theatre), University of Melbourne (Parkville), Australia Abstract Submission Deadline: August 11, 2017 Hosted by the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies ...
PhD Fellowship at the Faculty of Theology, Qur’anic studies

PhD Fellowship at the Faculty of Theology, Qur’anic studies

2017-07-13
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University of Copenhagen Call for Application Application Deadline: September 1, 2017 Subject to available grants, the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, hereby announces that a three-year PhD scholarship will be available from October...
Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS)

Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS)

2017-07-12
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AAIMS is an inter-disciplinary network of scholars at Australian universities. AAIMS promotes teaching and research excellence on Islam and Muslim experiences as a minority or majority. AAIMS is a leading academic Australian association for scholars...
Coercion and Responsibility in Islam

Coercion and Responsibility in Islam

2017-07-12
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A Study in Ethics and Law By Mairaj U. Syed Publisher: Oxford University Press (November 17, 2016) Series: Oxford Islamic Legal Studies In Coercion and Responsibility in Islam, Mairaj Syed explores how classical Muslim theologians and jurist...
Stanford Institute on Islam

Stanford Institute on Islam

2017-07-11
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Course Description:  - Exploring how you can deepen your students’ understanding of Islam and Muslim societies. - Establish a critical background on elementary concepts, practices, traditions of Islam. - Acquire tools for navigating t...
Interactions Between Twelver Shiites and Christians: History, Theology, Literature

Interactions Between Twelver Shiites and Christians: History, Theology, Literature

2017-07-11
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Call for Papers Date: April 11-13, 2018 Venue: Institut Catholique de Paris, Paris, France Languages of the Conference: English, French Submission Deadline: November 1, 2017 International conference with the participation of Rudi Matth...
Stanford program addresses the complexities of Islam, equips Bay Area teachers with tools to educate students

Stanford program addresses the complexities of Islam, equips Bay Area teachers with tools to educate students

2017-07-10
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Bay Area teachers gathered at Stanford for a five-week program this spring that provided educators strategies to teach Islam. The program, a collaboration involving three Stanford organizations, doesn’t shy away from Islam’s complicated nature.
Austria: Muslim kindergarten study reviewed for text changes

Austria: Muslim kindergarten study reviewed for text changes

2017-07-09
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A study commissioned by an Austrian government minister critical of Vienna’s Muslim-run kindergartens has ignited a political fight between the minister’s party and rivals seizing on allegations that his staff rewrote parts of the study t...
Converting Spain: Muslim Converts and the Contemporary Renewal of the Moorish Mediterranean

Converting Spain: Muslim Converts and the Contemporary Renewal of the Moorish Mediterranean

2017-07-09
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The new Modern Mediterranean Societies Seminar Series opened with Dr. Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar (Anthropology, University of Nevada) presenting at the first BUJS Forum of the fall semester. She led an engaging discussion on her paper “Converting S...
International School of Islamic Studies held in Odessa

International School of Islamic Studies held in Odessa

2017-07-08
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This year, the International School of Islamic Studies, which has already become traditional, was taking place in Odessa. It was dedicated to “Islam in the modern world: historical, cultural, intellectual space,” Religion in Ukraine has r...
Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago

Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago

2017-07-07
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For over two decades, the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) has served as the unifying force that brings together over 400,000 Muslim Americans in the greater Chicago region, and now increasingly all of Illinois. With o...
Performing Religion: Actors, Contexts and Texts

Performing Religion: Actors, Contexts and Texts

2017-07-07
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Case Studies on Islam Edited by Ines Weinrich Publisher: Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB) (2016) Performing Religion investigates the relationship between texts, actors, and contexts in the study of Muslim devotion. Research in Islamic Studies to date...
Islamic Psychoanalysis / Psychoanalytic Islam

Islamic Psychoanalysis / Psychoanalytic Islam

2017-07-06
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Conference Report June 26-27, 2017 | University of Manchester This international conference organized by the College of Psychoanalysts – UK with the support of Manchester Psychoanalytic Matrix and CIDRAL University of Manchester promises to f...
Netherlands partly liable for 1995 massacre of Bosnian Muslim men, court rules

Netherlands partly liable for 1995 massacre of Bosnian Muslim men, court rules

2017-07-06
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A Dutch court ruled on Tuesday that the government was partly liable for the deaths of about 350 Muslim men in 1995 in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, the site of Europe’s worst mass murder since World War II. The court largely upheld a l...
Google search is doing irreparable harm to Muslims

Google search is doing irreparable harm to Muslims

2017-07-06
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A Dallas imam and his organization are taking on the world’s largest search engine to stop it from spreading hate. Suleiman is president of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and a professor of Islamic studies at Southern Methodist Unive...
"Death threats every day" for woman behind new liberal mosque

"Death threats every day" for woman behind new liberal mosque

2017-07-05
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The opening of a new mosque this month in Berlin further strained already-tense relations between Germany and Turkey, and has caused outrage in various corners of the Muslim world -- even prompting religious authorities in Egypt to issue a decree con...
London gave shelter to radical Islam and now it's paying the price, French terrorism expert says

London gave shelter to radical Islam and now it's paying the price, French terrorism expert says

2017-07-05
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The U.K. has mistakenly subcontracted the management of its Muslim population to community brokers, Gilles Kepel tells Haaretz, rebutting rival scholar Olivier Roy.  British law enforcement struggling to cope with a burgeoning wave of terrorism?...
The Middle East and Islam

The Middle East and Islam

2017-07-04
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New perspectives of Islamic History from the 16th century to the present June 25-29, 2017 | Duke University Workshop Report The Duke Islamic Studies Center and Qatar Foundation International presented a summer institute for 6-12 educators. A...
UK mosques should appoint British-born imams

UK mosques should appoint British-born imams

2017-07-04
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Mosques in the UK should hire British-born imams on a living wage who are better equipped than foreign religious leaders to understand the challenges faced by British Muslims, a report has recommended. The Missing Muslims: Unlocking British Muslim P...
How Canadian media normalizes Islamophobia

How Canadian media normalizes Islamophobia

2017-07-04
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Responding earlier this year to the fatal shooting of six Muslims at a Quebec City mosque, the Canadian Council of Imams stated, “Islamophobia has killed innocent Canadians.” The media is not a unified body, but all of its parts are ...
World Shia Muslims Population

World Shia Muslims Population

2017-07-01
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According to Pew Research Institute, a comprehensive demographic study of more than 200 countries finds that there are 1.6 billion Muslims of all ages living in the world today, representing 23% of an estimated 2009 world population of 6.8 billion. ...
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