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Muslims are a growing presence in U.S., but still face negative views from the public

Muslims are a growing presence in U.S., but still face negative views from the public

2021-08-31
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An unprecedented amount of public attention focused on Muslim Americans in the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The U.S. Muslim population has grown in the two decades since, but it is still the case that many Americans know little ab...
Fundamental Modern Questions and Challenges

Fundamental Modern Questions and Challenges

2021-08-29
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10 Nightly Zoom Sessions Dealing with Challenges Faced by Muslims in the West Each Online Short Course Will Be Followed by a Q&A Session Date: 30 Aug – 10 Sept 2021 (6 pm – 8 pm, London Time) Venue: Online (via Zoom) FREE FOR ALL ...
MA in Islamic Studies

MA in Islamic Studies

2021-08-28
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Department of Religion, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences The Master of Arts in Islamic Studies offers an insider’s perspective on Islamic tradition as a religion, a civilization, a culture and a political force. The GW Religion Departmen...
Academic Director for College of Islam Studies

Academic Director for College of Islam Studies

2021-08-28
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Call for Application University of Cambridge, UK Ideal candidates will possess a good mix of expertise in research and academia. You will be a specialist in teaching Islamic courses and already be working at Associate professor or Senior lecturer l...
Assistant Professor, Historian of Early Islam (until 1250)

Assistant Professor, Historian of Early Islam (until 1250)

2021-08-27
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Call for Application University of Chicago, IL, US Application Deadline: November 1, 2021 The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Profess...
Hawza Programme with MA

Hawza Programme with MA

2021-08-26
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The Hawza Programme taught at Al-Mahdi Institute continues the Shia heritage of teaching core Islamic sciences including Jurisprudence, Legal Theory, Arabic, Theology, Philosophy, Logic and more. Students enrolling on the Hawza Programme can opt to u...
International Conference: “Islamophobia and/in Post-Secular States”

International Conference: “Islamophobia and/in Post-Secular States”

2021-08-25
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Date: November 12-14, 2021 Venue: University of Alberta, The Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion in Public Life, Camrose, Alberta, US This conference will develop a more comprehensive understanding and theorization of the pervasiveness...
Every mosque in France should be worried about its future

Every mosque in France should be worried about its future

2021-08-25
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The president of a French mosque which was threatened with closure by the authorities has warned that every French mosque should be worried about its future. Mohamed Benali, of Gennevilliers Mosque near Paris, was speaking after the Minister of the I...
White House announces new religious affairs leaders, first Muslim religious freedom ambassador

White House announces new religious affairs leaders, first Muslim religious freedom ambassador

2021-08-24
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The White House announced Friday (July 30) a slate of nominations and appointments for top religious affairs roles, including the first Muslim American nominated to be the U.S. ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom. President Biden...
Women are becoming more involved in U.S. mosques

Women are becoming more involved in U.S. mosques

2021-08-23
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Women continue to be less involved than men in mosque life in the United States, but the pattern appears to be changing, according to a recent survey of American houses of worship. The share of mosques in which adult women account for more than a qua...
American Muslims are 2 times more likely to have attempted suicide than other groups

American Muslims are 2 times more likely to have attempted suicide than other groups

2021-08-23
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U.S. Muslims are two times more likely to have attempted suicide compared with other religious groups, according to a study published last month in JAMA Psychiatry. Nearly 8% of Muslims in the survey reported a suicide attempt in their lifetime compa...
Protect Duty: Counter-terror officers could be involved in running of mosques

Protect Duty: Counter-terror officers could be involved in running of mosques

2021-08-23
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The government is planning to impose new rules on mosques and madrassahs which would subject them to inspections and would oblige them to report suspected terrorist activities. The plans, which would see counter-terror officers involved in the runni...
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