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Islamic Seminary of America (ISA)

Islamic Seminary of America (ISA)

2017-09-29
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In August 2016 (1437) Sh. Khalil Abdur-Rashid, Sh. Omar Suleiman and some other Dallas TX area visionaries established the Islamic Seminary of America (ISA). In a very short period of time, ISA accomplished the following: 1. Taught over 400 adult an...
Muslims more likely than Americans overall to say blacks lack equal rights in U.S.

Muslims more likely than Americans overall to say blacks lack equal rights in U.S.

2017-09-29
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Two-thirds of Muslims in the United States (67%) say the country needs to continue making changes to give blacks equal rights with whites, a higher percentage than the share of Americans in general who say this (57%). Muslim Americans are also more ...
Funding Opportunity: Global Religion Research Initiative

Funding Opportunity: Global Religion Research Initiative

2017-09-28
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The Center for the Study of Religion and Society within the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Religion Research Initiative (GRRI), funded by the Templeton Religion Trust of Nassau,...
Workshop:  Rulers as Authors in the Islamic world

Workshop: Rulers as Authors in the Islamic world

2017-09-27
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The Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC) cordially invites you to a workshop on "Rulers as Authors in the Islamic world: Knowledge, authority and legitimacy".
Sacred Journeys 5th Global Conference: Pilgrimage & Beyond

Sacred Journeys 5th Global Conference: Pilgrimage & Beyond

2017-09-27
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Call for Papers Date: July 5-6, 2018 Venue: Indiana University (IU) Europe Gateway, Berlin, Germany Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018 The latest research indicates that more than 400 million people embark annually on traditional pil...
Boston College Biennial Conference on the History of Religion

Boston College Biennial Conference on the History of Religion

2017-09-26
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Call for Papers Date: March 23-24, 2018 Venue: Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA Proposal Submission Deadline: November 15, 2017 From illuminated manuscripts to Buddhist stupas to the Pope’s twitter account, the representation of relig...
Islam & Atheism: Irreconcilable Enemies?

Islam & Atheism: Irreconcilable Enemies?

2017-09-26
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How can Humanist & Muslims make it work? Date: November 13, 2017 Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL, UK Modern Britain is a plural society. Around one in twenty of us - and one in eight Londoners - identifies as a Muslim, ...
Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies

Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies

2017-09-25
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University of California, Los Angeles Call for Applications Application Deadline: October 15, 2017 The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, announces a search for a tenure-track position...
Nearly half of Islamic schools in England require girls to wear hijabs, says report

Nearly half of Islamic schools in England require girls to wear hijabs, says report

2017-09-25
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Education chiefs have been urged to allow Muslim girls “free choice” after it emerged that pupils at dozens of Islamic schools are being forced to wear hijabs.
'Misleading' coverage of UK Muslims fueling hostility

'Misleading' coverage of UK Muslims fueling hostility

2017-09-25
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Muslim campaigner values free media but says newspapers must drop 'inaccurate' stories.
Pathways for Mutual Respect

Pathways for Mutual Respect

2017-09-20
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Pathways for Mutual Respect (PFMR) is a non-profit organization aiming to cultivate peace by creating opportunities for the practice of mutual respect. It was founded in 2006 by a few likeminded people, led by John Hartley, the current director of PF...
ALTERUMMA Project

ALTERUMMA Project

2017-09-20
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Creating an Alternative umma: Clerical Authority and Religio-political Mobilisation in Transnational Shii Islam Project Date: From 2018-01-01 to 2022-12-31 Coordinated in: United Kingdom Host Institution: The University of Birmingha...
Two PhD Studentships on the Transformation of Shii Islam since the 1950s

Two PhD Studentships on the Transformation of Shii Islam since the 1950s

2017-09-19
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University of Birmingham Call for Applications Application Deadline: October 27, 2017 The Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham seeks to award 2 PhD studentships to work on the ERC-funded project ‘Creating an Al...
Call for Book Proposals

Call for Book Proposals

2017-09-19
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By the Religion in Society Research Network  The Religion in Society Research Network is seeking new academic book proposals. We welcome submissions from across national origins, experience levels, and disciplinary perspectives. ...
Religion and Welfare in Europe

Religion and Welfare in Europe

2017-09-19
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Gendered and Minority Perspectives Edited by Lina Molokotos-Liederman with Anders Backstrom and Grace Davie Publisher: Policy Press (September 13, 2017) Using welfare as a prism, Religion and Welfare in Europe explores reg...
Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

2017-09-18
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Call for Papers Date: December 4-6, 2017 Venue: The Old Library of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, UK Sponsored by: Oxford Academic Symposia Abstract Submission Deadline: November 10, 2017 The Oxford Symposium on Religious S...
High Training School in Sociology of Religion in Rome

High Training School in Sociology of Religion in Rome

2017-09-18
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Date: December 27-30, 2017 Venue: Rome, Italy The High Training School in Sociology of Religion will take place in Rome from 27 to 30 December 2017, in collaboration with the International Center for the Sociology of Religion (ICSOR) and the Sectio...
Strong religious beliefs are only one part of Muslim American identity

Strong religious beliefs are only one part of Muslim American identity

2017-09-17
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Nearly all Muslim Americans (97%) say they take pride in being a member of the Islamic faith. But their devotion to core religious beliefs and practices is only part of a religious identity that also includes concerns about social justice and the env...
While Christianity dies in Germany, Islam springs up in its place

While Christianity dies in Germany, Islam springs up in its place

2017-09-17
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Christianity in Germany, and indeed in all of Europe, is dying. There are about 47 million Catholics and Protestants combined in Germany, representing roughly 60 percent of the German population, but that number is falling by 500,000 a year through d...
The Unity Conference

The Unity Conference

2017-09-16
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On September 16, Think for Actions presented the results from their nationwide Canadian Community Engagement Study accessing the interaction between Canadians of all faiths. They addressed ways to combat Islamophobia, Racism, Discrimination and provi...
Abraham’s Discovery of God in Islamic and Jewish Narratives

Abraham’s Discovery of God in Islamic and Jewish Narratives

2017-09-06
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Lecture by Shari L. Lowin Date: November 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm Venue:  Claxton Room, Elliott University Center, UNCG, 507 Stirling St, Greensboro, NC 27412, USA Shari L. Lowin is Professor of Islamic and Jewish Studies in the Religious Studi...
Multiple Religious Identities – Individuals, Communities, Traditions

Multiple Religious Identities – Individuals, Communities, Traditions

2017-09-06
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16th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) Call for Proposals Date: June 17-21, 2018 Venue: University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017 As empirical realities, religions are ne...
Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies

Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies

2017-09-05
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Colgate University, New York The department of Religion at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Islamic Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2018. Ph.D. degree is expected prior to or...
One Day Course: Free 'Introduction to Islam'

One Day Course: Free 'Introduction to Islam'

2017-09-05
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Date: September 24, 2017 @ 12 pm – 4 pm Venue: Library Hall, London Central Mosque, 146 Park Rd, Marylebone, London NW8 7RG, UK If you are new to Islam, wishing to refresh your knowledge or just interested to learn more about Islam in general...
Islam in the Media: Are we getting it right?

Islam in the Media: Are we getting it right?

2017-09-04
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A Panel Discussion Organized by One World Media Date: September 21, 2017 @ 5:15 pm – 8:30 pm Venue: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1 Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN, UK Join us to discuss UK media’s coverage of Isla...
Fighting 'Islamic terrorism' is France's top priority, says Macron

Fighting 'Islamic terrorism' is France's top priority, says Macron

2017-09-04
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French President Emmanuel Macron has made the fight against "Islamic terrorism" in Syria and Iraq the top priority in his foreign policy agenda. Speaking Tuesday to French diplomats gathered at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Macron called the Islamic St...
“One thing is clear, faith communities can be a tremendous driver of change”

“One thing is clear, faith communities can be a tremendous driver of change”

2017-09-03
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Gathering at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden on 30 August, representatives from a range of faith communities and organizations engaged in water issues held a session exploring how faith communities can help achieve the sixth Sustainable Develop...
Dialogue on sacred texts yields peace-building insights

Dialogue on sacred texts yields peace-building insights

2017-09-03
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At a meeting at the Center for Interreligious Dialogue (CID) in Tehran, Iran on 20-23 August, delegations from the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Iranian Shia community gathered, with a sense of warmth and a willingness for deep exchange, fo...
Hartford Seminary

Hartford Seminary

2017-09-03
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With roots that go back to 1834, Hartford Seminary is a non-denominational graduate school for religious and theological studies. What makes us unique is our multi-faith environment and our proven ability to prepare leaders for the complex world that...
"Religious? Secular? Re-thinking Islam and Space in Europe"

"Religious? Secular? Re-thinking Islam and Space in Europe"

2017-09-03
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Call for Papers Date: November 30, 2017 – December 1, 2017 Venue: University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK Submission Deadline: September 17, 2017 Organized by: Mr Chris Moses (University of Cambridge), Mr ...
Online Course: Introduction to Shiʿi Islam

Online Course: Introduction to Shiʿi Islam

2017-09-02
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Fall 2017 | Hartford Seminary Date: Tuesdays, 4:00-6:45 PM Instructor: Dr. Seyfeddin Kara This course provides a historical study of the development of Shiʿi Islam against the backdrop of key events such the succession crisis and Occultation (Ghay...
Deep Equality in an Era of Religious Diversity

Deep Equality in an Era of Religious Diversity

2017-09-02
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By Lori G. Beaman Publisher: Oxford University Press (August 15, 2017) While religious conflict receives plenty of attention, the everyday negotiation of religious diversity does not. Questions of how to accommodate religious minorities and of the ...
Study: Integration of Muslims in Germany moving ahead

Study: Integration of Muslims in Germany moving ahead

2017-09-02
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The integration of Germany’s more than 4 million Muslims is moving ahead, especially when it comes to employment and language skills, according to a study released Thursday. The Bertelsmann Foundation said in its Religion Monitor 2017 study th...
Colloquium on Academic Shi’a Studies

Colloquium on Academic Shi’a Studies

2017-09-01
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Session with a Group of Shi’a Studies Scholars A group of 14 scholars from different countries who were interested to participate in a one-week intensive course on Shi’ism that was organized by the University of Religions and Denominat...
Freedom of religion and conscience: Restoring civility, protecting pluralism

Freedom of religion and conscience: Restoring civility, protecting pluralism

2017-09-01
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Date: September 13, 2017 @ 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM Venue: The Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW. Washington, DC 20036, USA Deep and increasingly bitter polarization along partisan, ideological, and religious lines seems to have b...
New national council to issue progressive rulings for Britain's Muslims

New national council to issue progressive rulings for Britain's Muslims

2017-09-01
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Qari Asim, one of UK’s most prominent imams, says central religious authority will interpret Islam in line with British values.
US's largest anti-Muslim group cancels dozens of rallies after seeing size of anti-fascist crowds in Boston

US's largest anti-Muslim group cancels dozens of rallies after seeing size of anti-fascist crowds in Boston

2017-09-01
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The group was planning to hold 67 events across 36 states.
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