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Anti-Islamophobia kit launched in European Parliament

Anti-Islamophobia kit launched in European Parliament

2018-09-27
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In the wake of growing racism across Europe, a project to counter Islamophobia was launched in the European Parliament on Wednesday. Experts and academics from across Europe gathered at the parliament for the launch of the two-year Counter-Islamophob...
NISIS Autumn School 2018: Travelling Muslims

NISIS Autumn School 2018: Travelling Muslims

2018-09-26
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Date: October 15-18, 2018 Venue: University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands From Monday 15 until Thursday 18 October 2018, the eighth annual NISIS Autumn School will take place at the University of Groningen. This year’s Autumn...
Islamic schools seek understanding amid rising hate crimesPopulation of Muslim converts increases in Norway

Islamic schools seek understanding amid rising hate crimesPopulation of Muslim converts increases in Norway

2018-09-26
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The famous Norwegian historian Kari Vogt, from Oslo University’s Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, has estimated that as much as 3,000 Norwegians converted to Islam in the recent few years, Verdens Gang reported. “The...
The Latest Attack on Islam: It’s Not a Religion

The Latest Attack on Islam: It’s Not a Religion

2018-09-26
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Religious liberty has become a particularly politicized topic in recent years, and recent months were no different. In a long-awaited June decision, the Supreme Court decided in favor of a Christian baker who refused to make a custom wedding cake for...
Diploma in Arabic and Islamic Studies

Diploma in Arabic and Islamic Studies

2018-09-25
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Duration: 2 years (Oct 2018 - Sept 2020) Registration Deadline: November 15, 2018 Cambridge Islamic College is offering a two-year foundational/intermediate level course in Arabic and Islamic studies. It is designed to qualify participants for admi...
The Sixth Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies

The Sixth Annual Conference of the British Association for Islamic Studies

2018-09-24
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Call for Papers Date: April 15 – 16, 2019 Venue: University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018 Following BRAIS’s successful conferences in Edinburgh (2014), London (2015 and 2016), Chester (2017) and ...
Islamic schools seek understanding amid rising hate crimes

Islamic schools seek understanding amid rising hate crimes

2018-09-24
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According to a 2011 report by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), there are 235 full-time Islamic schools in the United States. Shariq Siddiqui and Sabith Khan, co-authors of “Islamic Education in the United States and th...
Women's Studies in Religion Program (WSRP)

Women's Studies in Religion Program (WSRP)

2018-09-23
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The Women's Studies in Religion Program (WSRP) was founded to explore the fundamental role played by religious traditions in defining roles for women and men. Research on religion and gender sheds light on questions about the changing roles of women ...
Research Associate in Women's Studies in Religion Program

Research Associate in Women's Studies in Religion Program

2018-09-22
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Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA, USA Call for Applications Application Deadline: October 15, 2018 Each year Harvard Divinity School selects five candidates for full-time Research Associate and Visiting Faculty positions in its Women's Studi...
Islamic course: Introduction to Islamic Codicology

Islamic course: Introduction to Islamic Codicology

2018-09-21
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Date: September 17-21, 2018 Venue: Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK The Islamic Manuscript Association—in partnership with Cambridge University Library, the University of Cambridge's HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic ...
Assistant Professor of Jews in the Islamic World

Assistant Professor of Jews in the Islamic World

2018-09-21
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Emory University, Atlanta, GA Call for Applications Application Deadline: Open until filled The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies and the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, GA invite applications for ...
The European day of action against Islamophobia and religious intolerance

The European day of action against Islamophobia and religious intolerance

2018-09-21
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Many Muslims still remember the killing of a pregnant Muslim woman in a German court based on anti-Muslim motivation. On July 1, 2009, Marwa was stabbed to death by the attacker, who openly revealed his anti-Muslim bias. Five years later on July 1, ...
Canada’s first Muslim theater launched in Montreal

Canada’s first Muslim theater launched in Montreal

2018-09-19
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The Silk Road Institute, a non-profit Muslim organization dedicated to promoting cultural arts, is launching Canada’s first professional Muslim theater company this fall in Montreal, Broadway World reported on September 19. The company’s...
Most Western Europeans favor at least some restrictions on Muslim women’s religious clothing

Most Western Europeans favor at least some restrictions on Muslim women’s religious clothing

2018-09-16
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A Danish law that took effect in August makes it illegal for Muslim women to wear face-covering veils – such as burqas or niqabs – in public. Austria, Belgium and France, as well as parts of Italy and Spain, have enacted similar laws in r...
Canadian project finds common ground for Muslims, Catholics

Canadian project finds common ground for Muslims, Catholics

2018-09-11
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Local Catholic and Muslim leaders in Edmonton, Canada, have organized a ‘Meet Greet’ event to create mutual understanding between the two religious communities for a “deeper way of tolerance and coexistence”. “The most ...
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Islamic Studies

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Islamic Studies

2018-09-06
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University of Exeter Call for Applications Application Deadline: September 30, 2018 The above two full-time posts are available on a fixed term basis from 1st April 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for a period of 2 years in the Institute ...
Religion in Society Research Network

Religion in Society Research Network

2018-09-05
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Call for Advisory Board Members Application Deadline: September 28, 2018 We are currently accepting applications for membership to the Advisory Board. The principle role of the Advisory Board is to drive the overall intellectual direction of its re...
The Idea of European Islam

The Idea of European Islam

2018-09-05
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Religion, Ethics, Politics and Perpetual Modernity By Mohammed Hashas Publisher: Routledge (July 24, 2018) Series: Routledge Islamic Studies Series Suspicions about the integration of Islam into European cultures have been steadily on the rise, a...
Sacred Journeys: 6th Global Conference

Sacred Journeys: 6th Global Conference

2018-09-04
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Call for Papers Date: July 10-11, 2019 Venue: Maynooth University, Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2019 More than 400 million people embark annually on pilgrimages with numbers steadily increasing. Pil...
British Muslims: New Directions in Islamic Thought, Creativity and Activism

British Muslims: New Directions in Islamic Thought, Creativity and Activism

2018-09-04
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By Philip Lewis, Sadek Hamid Foreword by: Baroness Warsi Publisher: Edinburgh University Press (June 26, 2018) A new generation of Muslims – activists, academics, religious scholars and professionals – are drawing on contemporary refor...
Call for Papers: Special Issue "Salafism in the West: Major Issues and Debates"

Call for Papers: Special Issue "Salafism in the West: Major Issues and Debates"

2018-09-03
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A Special Issue of Religions Call for Papers Guest Editor: Dr. Adis Duderija Publisher: MDPI – Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Manuscript Submission Deadline: January 31, 2020 Salafism both as a concept and lived reality con...
BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize 2019

BRAIS – De Gruyter Prize 2019

2018-09-02
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BRAIS – De Gruyter International Prize in the Study of Islam and the Muslim World Application Deadline: October 1, 2018 The British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS) and De Gruyter are delighted to announce the fourth round of the BRAIS...
The Reach of Empire - The Early Islamic Empire at Work

The Reach of Empire - The Early Islamic Empire at Work

2018-09-01
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The Reach of Empire - The Early Islamic Empire at Work Date: October 11-13, 2018 Venue: Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany As the ERC project “The Early Islamic Empire at Work – The View from the Regions Toward the Center&rdquo...
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