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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...
Two Post-Doctoral Positions at CEFRES - Charles University

Two Post-Doctoral Positions at CEFRES - Charles University

2017-08-03
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Cofunded by the Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic and CEFRES (French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences) Period: 1 January 2018—31 December 2019 Application Deadline: August 23, 2017 Application Language: English only...
Understanding Sharī`a - Past Perfect, Imperfect Present (USPPIP project)

Understanding Sharī`a - Past Perfect, Imperfect Present (USPPIP project)

2017-08-02
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Funded by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) under the “USES OF THE PAST” program Dates: 1 September 2016 - 31 October 2018 Project Website: www.usppip.eu Much modern Muslim thought, particularly around legal issues, is c...
Science and Technology in the Islamic Middle Periods

Science and Technology in the Islamic Middle Periods

2017-08-02
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Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg Fall School 2017 (Webinar) Call for Applications Date: September 25-29, 2017 Application Deadline: August 15, 2017 Each fall the Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg offers, at no cost, an intensive, five-day course to Mamluk schol...
Introduction to Islamic Codicology

Introduction to Islamic Codicology

2017-08-02
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Date: September 4–8, 2017 Venue: Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK The Islamic Manuscript Association—in partnership with the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation, Cambridge University Library, and the University of Cambridge's HRH ...
Maslaha, Siyasa and Good Governance: Shari'a and Society Workshop

Maslaha, Siyasa and Good Governance: Shari'a and Society Workshop

2017-08-01
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Call for Papers Date: April 19-20, 2018 Venue: The Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway Funded by: The Understanding Sharia Project (USPPIP) Abstract Submission Deadline: October 30, 2017 We are pleased to an...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
"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 ...
Diploma in Essential Islamic Sciences (DEIS)

Diploma in Essential Islamic Sciences (DEIS)

2017-06-13
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Lecturer: Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi Cambridge Islamic College is pleased to introduce the new Diploma in Essential Islamic Sciences (DEIS) this Ramadan with a SPECIAL 45% DISCOUNT. Diploma in Essential Islamic Sciences is a brand new p...
Islam in America: Civic and Religious Youth Identities

Islam in America: Civic and Religious Youth Identities

2017-06-12
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Respect Graduate School, Inaugural Conference Call for Papers Date: October 21-22, 2017 Venue: Respect Graduate School, 2200 Industrial Dr, Bethlehem, PA 18017, USA Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ingrid Mattson Respect Graduate School’s Inaugural Co...
The 5th Annual Contemporary Fiqhi Issues Workshop

The 5th Annual Contemporary Fiqhi Issues Workshop

2017-06-12
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Violence in Sharīʿa and its Contemporary Implications Date: July 6-7, 2017 Venue: Al-Mahdi Institute, Weoley Park Road, Birmingham B29 6RB, UK We are looking forward to welcoming scholars from across the UK, and the globe, representing a broad ran...
International Shia Day

International Shia Day

2017-06-12
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According to experts, Shia sects such as Zaydis, Twelvers and Ismā’īlīs account for to half of the world’s Muslim population. Most of the world’s Shia population reside in in Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Bahrain, Lebano...
Seminar to Commemorate the Martyrdom of Imam Ali (a.s.)

Seminar to Commemorate the Martyrdom of Imam Ali (a.s.)

2017-06-11
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Date: June 18, 2017 – 2:00 Pm Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, Marylebone, London NW1, UK Organizer: The Ahmed Family - C/O Muhammadi Trust The Muhammadi Trust, a charitable endowment with its center in Great Britain is devoted to t...
Religion and Spirituality in the Contemporary World

Religion and Spirituality in the Contemporary World

2017-06-11
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Call for papers Date: August 19-21, 2017 Venue: The Al-Hikmah Institute of Al-Mustafa International University, Qom, Iran Abstract Submission Deadline: June 20, 2017 Full Paper Submission Deadline: July 30, 2017 The Al-Hikmah Institute of Al-Mu...
Anti-Shariah rallies planned across US worry Muslim leaders

Anti-Shariah rallies planned across US worry Muslim leaders

2017-06-09
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Coordinated US rallies against Islamic law, known as Shariah, have the already rattled Muslim community on edge. The worshippers at the Eugene Islamic Center are worried about their security. A man recently appeared outside the mosque and threatened ...
Muslim 'safe space' plan sparks row in Australia

Muslim 'safe space' plan sparks row in Australia

2017-06-08
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A proposal by an Australian Islamic group to allow "safe spaces" for young Muslims to discuss "inflammatory" issues has sparked a row. The Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) said such forums enabled young people's opinions to be "respectfully and int...
Christian group: Department of Education ‘indoctrinating’ kids into Islamic beliefs

Christian group: Department of Education ‘indoctrinating’ kids into Islamic beliefs

2017-06-08
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A Christian advocacy group is claiming the U.S. Department of Education is “indoctrinating” students into believing Islamic beliefs. The Christian Action Network sent a letter demanding DOE “cease its Islamic education program for t...
Islamophobia Studies Yearbook

Islamophobia Studies Yearbook

2017-06-06
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Call for Papers Submission Deadline: July 1, 2017 The Islamophobia Studies Yearbook is a bi-lingual periodical that started as a German language journal and has now been offering articles in German and English since 2010. The journal uses double bl...
Religions, Nations, and Transnationalism in Multiple Modernities

Religions, Nations, and Transnationalism in Multiple Modernities

2017-06-06
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Editors: Patrick Michel, Adam Possamai, Bryan Turner Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US (May 19, 2017) This edited book explores the impact of globalization on the relationship between religion and politics, religion and nation, religion and national...
Philology and Manuscripts from the Muslim World

Philology and Manuscripts from the Muslim World

2017-06-05
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LUCIS Summer School Call for Applications Date: August 15-25, 2017 Venue: Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands Application Deadline: June 16, 2017 This summer school is organized for graduate (MA and PhD) students and researchers who hav...
Thematic Study of the Quran (2017)

Thematic Study of the Quran (2017)

2017-06-03
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A two-day course covering essential themes in the Quran Date: June 17-18, 2017 Venue: Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK Instructor: Shaykh SM Hasan al-Banna At Islamic Institute for development and research (IIDR), we are gearing up fo...
Italian bishops offer high praise for Islam

Italian bishops offer high praise for Islam

2017-06-02
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A number of Italian bishops are offering praise for Islam and defending it as a religion with a role in salvation. Pope Francis' new appointment as president for the Italian bishops' conference, Cdl. Gualtiero Bassetti, archbishop of Perugia, immedia...
Invitation of Sharing Videos

Invitation of Sharing Videos

2017-05-29
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Salamislam group on the occasion of Holy Month of Ramazan invited all interested parties especially those who are interested or converted to Islam on sharing videos. The group says: “Ramadan has already come and we all have something to wait...
Cultural Interaction and Dialogue through Visiting Synagogue

Cultural Interaction and Dialogue through Visiting Synagogue

2017-05-29
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Achieving the goals of educational projects of IRIC, a group of students and researchers of Islamic Research and Information Center (IRIC) visited Abrishami synagogue in Tehran in May 2017. The attendees included students of the Islam and the West In...
Eighth International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society

Eighth International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society

2017-05-28
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Call for Papers Date: April 17-18, 2018  Venue: University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA Proposal Submission Deadline: June 17, 2017 The Religion and Spirituality in Society Research Network sets out in its conference, journal, b...
The ICID 2017: 19th International Conference on Islam and Democracy

The ICID 2017: 19th International Conference on Islam and Democracy

2017-05-27
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Call for Papers Date: November 20 - 21, 2017 Venue: Paris, France Abstract Submission Deadline: June 15, 2017 The ICID 2017: 19th International Conference on Islam and Democracy aims to bring together leading academic scientists, resear...
Al-Salam Institute Islamic Scholarship Program 2017-2018

Al-Salam Institute Islamic Scholarship Program 2017-2018

2017-05-26
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The Al-Salam Institute Islamic Scholarship Program (ISP) is at the forefront of Alimiyyah Programs in the West. Al-Salam Institute presents its pioneering six-year Islamic Scholarship Program. Through part-time study and a dynamic selections of modu...
The blessed month of Ramadhan

The blessed month of Ramadhan

2017-05-25
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That time of the year has come. A month to repent from our wrong-doings and sins. It's the month when the devils are chained, the gates of hell are closed and those of paradise are opened. It's the month the holy prophet used to pray to witness. I...
Paris Seminar on Bohra Shia: 'Bohra Manuscript Culture, Archive and Secrecy'

Paris Seminar on Bohra Shia: 'Bohra Manuscript Culture, Archive and Secrecy'

2017-05-25
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On June 1, 2017, The CEIAS (Center for South Asian Studies) in cooperation with the EHESS (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) and the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) held a seminar on “Material Culture and...
Inter-faith Dialogue: Muslims, Jews and Women in America

Inter-faith Dialogue: Muslims, Jews and Women in America

2017-05-25
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As President Donald Trump engages in his own, idiosyncratic kind of religious and cultural diplomacy in Saudi Arabia and Israel, back in the United States efforts by faith groups to understand each other better seem to be gathering pace. Some of the ...
Manchester's Muslims fear backlash after concert attack

Manchester's Muslims fear backlash after concert attack

2017-05-24
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In the wake of the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester this week, Muslims along with the rest of the diverse British city are mourning the dead and tending to the wounded. But for Muslims in particular, the suicide bombin...
Majorities in Europe, North America worried about Islamic extremism

Majorities in Europe, North America worried about Islamic extremism

2017-05-23
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Even before this week’s terrorist bombing at a pop concert in Manchester, England, people across Europe and in the U.S. and Canada had pervasive concerns about the threat of extremism in their countries. Across 12 countries surveyed f...
Muslims and Islam: Key findings in the U.S. and around the world

Muslims and Islam: Key findings in the U.S. and around the world

2017-05-23
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Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world. The growth and regional migration of Muslims, combined with the ongoing impact of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) and other extremist groups that commit acts of violence in ...
Islam, State and Modernity

Islam, State and Modernity

2017-05-23
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Mohammed Abed al-Jabri and the Future of the Arab World Edited by: Zaid Eyadat, Francesca M. Corrao, Mohammed Hashas Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US (June 14, 2017) Series: Middle East Today This is the first work in English that examines the ...
Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

2017-05-22
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Call for Papers Date: August 2-4, 2017 and 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: July 14, 2017 The Oxford Symposi...
Announcement of Memberships for Institute for Advanced Study

Announcement of Memberships for Institute for Advanced Study

2017-05-21
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Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Opportunities for Scholars for the Academic Year 2018-2019 Application Deadline: November 1, 2017 THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community ...
The 8th Conference on Ibadi Studies

The 8th Conference on Ibadi Studies

2017-05-20
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“Local and Global identities. Social change and Ibadi diaspora communities.” Date: May 20-23 2017 Venue: The University of Tokyo, Center for Middle Eastern Studies (Komaba Campus), Tokyo, Japan The first international conference on Iba...
“Reviving the Islamic Spirit”

“Reviving the Islamic Spirit”

2017-05-14
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Date:  July 14-16, 2017 Venue: UK The Qur’an tells us, through example and parable, of many cosmological laws that God has decreed. We learn that our actions have deep consequences upon our lives in this world. From obedience t...
To ease fears, U.S. Muslim schools reach out to neighbors

To ease fears, U.S. Muslim schools reach out to neighbors

2017-05-12
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Americans are more likely to view Muslims, who make up 1 percent of the U.S. population, as extremists if they do not know one personally, according to a February poll by the Pew Research Center. The same survey found that 60 percent of Americans who...
MA Intellectual Encounters of the Islamicate World

MA Intellectual Encounters of the Islamicate World

2017-05-11
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Freie Universität Berlin Application Deadline: May 31, 2017 Intellectual richness and unparalleled variety characterize the world of Islam throughout its history. From the 9th century CE onwards, Muslims, Christians and Jews shared a common ev...
5th Intensive Course on Shia Islamic Studies

5th Intensive Course on Shia Islamic Studies

2017-05-11
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Date: August 21-27, 2017 Venue: Qum, Iran Shi’a Studies is a discipline in which the formation of Shi‘ism, its expansion in various countries, and its current situation in the world, as well as its belief system, moral teachings, ritual...
First International Conference of Capacity and Impact of Cyberspace in Promoting Religious Education

First International Conference of Capacity and Impact of Cyberspace in Promoting Religious Education

2017-05-09
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Call for Papers Date: October 19-20, 2017 Venue: Al-Mustafa Open University, Qom, I.R.Iran Abstract Submission Deadline: June 20, 2017 Organized by Deputy of Research Department in Seven Languages: Persian, Arabic, Azeri, Turkish, Urdu, English a...
Professorship in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (open rank)

Professorship in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (open rank)

2017-05-05
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Call for Application The Institute for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bern, Switzerland Application Deadline: May 21, 2017 The Institute for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Faculty of Humanities at the...
Debates of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh): With Scholars and Representatives of Other Religions

Debates of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh): With Scholars and Representatives of Other Religions

2017-05-05
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By Abu Mansur Ahmed Ibn Ali al-Tabarsi Editor: Abu Yahya al-Hosseini Translator: Fizza Haidari Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 30, 2017) Veritas-Publishing released this March the first of a series of volume dedicate...
Islamic Mega-Mosque opens in Atheistic Sweden

Islamic Mega-Mosque opens in Atheistic Sweden

2017-05-05
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The largest mosque in Scandinavia has opened in Sweden, which is one of the least religious and most atheistic nations in the Western world, reports have said, costing the Qatari government $3.30 million to build. Qatar's Ministry of Awqaf and Islam...
Europe’s top rabbi calls for solidarity with Muslims

Europe’s top rabbi calls for solidarity with Muslims

2017-05-04
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Jews and Muslims in Europe have a common cause in resisting attacks on minority religions and defending religious freedom, Europe’s top rabbi has said. Speaking on the eve of Passover, which begins on Monday, chief rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt war...
German parliament votes in favor of partial burqa ban

German parliament votes in favor of partial burqa ban

2017-05-03
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The German parliament has supported a draft law banning women working in the civil service, judiciary and military from wearing full-face Islamic veils. Burqas and niqabs will be prohibited in selected professions as part of the legislation, which w...
Muslim athletes are now able to wear Hijab while playing Basketball

Muslim athletes are now able to wear Hijab while playing Basketball

2017-05-03
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The International Basketball Federation has agreed to allow athletes to wear head coverings after a growing number of calls from female Muslim basketball players around the world. Muslim women basketball players have won their battle to wear hijab w...
Violence in Sharīʿa and its Contemporary Implications

Violence in Sharīʿa and its Contemporary Implications

2017-05-02
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The 5th AMI Contemporary Fiqhī Issues Workshop Call for Papers Date: July 6-7, 2017 Venue: Al-mahdi Institute, Weoley Park Road, Birmingham B29 6RB, UK The 5th annual fiqhī workshop at Al-Mahdi Institute aims to facilitate scholars...
II Forum of Researchers in Islamic Contexts

II Forum of Researchers in Islamic Contexts

2017-05-02
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Date: September 28-29, 2017 Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of NOVA University of Lisbon (FCSH/NOVA), Lisbon, Portugal The first Forum of Researchers in Islamic Contexts (FRIC) was held in January 2013. That year, we wanted to surv...
Monograph Series: The Early and Medieval Islamic World

Monograph Series: The Early and Medieval Islamic World

2017-04-30
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Call for Book Proposals I.B.Tauris invites submissions for inclusion in its academic monograph series, The Early and Medieval Islamic World. Led by series editor Professor Roy Mottahedeh (Harvard University), the series promotes innovative rese...
Pew Research Center study finds escalating global restriction on religion

Pew Research Center study finds escalating global restriction on religion

2017-04-30
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The eighth annual study on global restrictions on religion, published by Pew Research Center April 10 reports an increase in countries with “high” or “very high” levels of government laws, policies and actions t...
Masters in Research (MRes) Studentship – CIWAS

Masters in Research (MRes) Studentship – CIWAS

2017-04-24
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The Centre for Islamic & West Asian Studies (CIWAS) Call for Applications Application Deadline: June 15, 2017 Applications are invited for eight studentships to be awarded for a Masters by Research Programme in Islamic and West Asian Studies. ...
MScT Scholarship in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies

MScT Scholarship in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies

2017-04-17
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University of Edinburgh Application Deadline: May 2, 2017 The Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh is delighted to invite applications for a fees only MSc Taught degree scholarship for any of its programs (IMES, Middl...
Religion in the World: Beyond the Secular Paradigm

Religion in the World: Beyond the Secular Paradigm

2017-04-17
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Date: July 3-7, 2017 Venue: Utrecht, The Netherlands Organizer: Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities (UU) Course fee (incl. housing): € 650 Level: Bachelor level This course focuses on current debates in the academic Study of Religion ...
Theologies and Ethics of Justice

Theologies and Ethics of Justice

2017-04-15
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New Directions in 21st Century Islamic Thought The 10th Annual Summer Institute for Scholars Date: July 26-29, 2017 Venue: Herndon, VA 20170, USA Recent debates within the Muslim community on issues of political legitimacy, loyalty and obedienc...
Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (as) Scholarship Application

Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (as) Scholarship Application

2017-04-13
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Application Deadline: June 30, 2017 Through the annual Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (as) Scholarship, Muslim Congress seeks to support students in their pursuit of education. The Scholarship is open to high school seniors, students enrolled in a college or u...
Religious Tolerance Improved in Canada but Still Needs Work, Study Shows

Religious Tolerance Improved in Canada but Still Needs Work, Study Shows

2017-04-09
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A new poll on religious views in Canada shows that while acceptance of religious minorities has improved over the past four years, more work is still needed. The poll, conducted by the Angus Reid Institute, found although some 68 percent of Can...
Living with and Loving the Neighbor

Living with and Loving the Neighbor

2017-04-07
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Peacebuilding in Judaism, Christianity and Islam Course Duration: 6 Weeks Date: June 26, 2017 – July 14, 2017 Venue: Bossey, Switzerland Intended for an international audience of young people (ages 20-35) interested and engaged in inte...
Cambridge IGCSE Islamiyat (Islamic Studies)

Cambridge IGCSE Islamiyat (Islamic Studies)

2017-04-05
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Instructor: Shaykh Michael Mumisa Course Duration: 12 months (38 weeks) Starting Date: May 1, 2017 Registration Deadline: April 25, 2017 Cambridge IGCSE Islamiyat syllabus enables learners to develop an understanding of the importance of the...
Pope meets British imams at the Vatican

Pope meets British imams at the Vatican

2017-04-05
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Pope Francis met four British imams at the Vatican, two weeks after the London extremist attack. The meeting was part of the Pope’s effort to encourage Muslim leaders who renounce using religion to justify violence. The audience was scheduled ...
Cinema 9 CFP: Islam and Images

Cinema 9 CFP: Islam and Images

2017-04-02
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CINEMA: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image Call for Papers Submission Deadline: April 30, 2017 Edited by: Patrícia Castello Branco (IFILNOVA) Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad (SOAS University of London)  Sérgio Dia...
Local mosques open their doors to promote understanding of faith

Local mosques open their doors to promote understanding of faith

2017-04-02
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Across Eastern Massachusetts Sunday, Muslims gathered, shoulder to shoulder, to begin afternoon prayers. But at the back of the room at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury, a crowd of Christians, Jews, agnostics, and atheists had...
French efforts to stop Muslim youths turning to extremism failing

French efforts to stop Muslim youths turning to extremism failing

2017-03-28
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France’s attempts to counter the radicalization of its young people are in turmoil, with a group home intended to turn them away from Islamic extremism empty, the head of a highly publicized nonprofit convicted of misuse of public funds, and pl...
Hundreds Shield US Oldest Mosque to Support Muslims

Hundreds Shield US Oldest Mosque to Support Muslims

2017-03-27
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Hundreds of people from different faith groups and ethnicities circled America’s oldest mosque in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Sunday, March 26, forming a human shield to show support to American Muslims against threats and hate mails sent to mosques...
Introduction to Jurisprudential Maxims

Introduction to Jurisprudential Maxims

2017-03-26
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Author: Baqir al-Irawani Translator: Zaid Alsalami Publisher: ICAS Press Jurisprudential maxims (al-qawa‘id al-fiqhiyyah) play an important role in determining one's legal duty in particular situations. When applied, these maxims - such as t...
Early Christianity and Islam in Relationship to the Constitutional Order

Early Christianity and Islam in Relationship to the Constitutional Order

2017-03-24
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Date: April 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Venue: 303 International Center, Muslim Studies Center, Michigan State University, 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA Special Guest Speaker: Blaque Hough Hailing from Michigan, ...
Florida bill would protect religious expression in schools

Florida bill would protect religious expression in schools

2017-03-22
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Students’ right to pray in schools would be guaranteed under a bill barreling through the Florida Legislature. The bill specifies that students in public schools are permitted to engage in prayer and that school personnel are allowed to participate in student-led prayers. The bills also guarantee protection for students who wear religiously themed jewelry.
International Conference on Justice and Ethics (ICJECA)

International Conference on Justice and Ethics (ICJECA)

2016-11-19
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Call for Papers Date: April 15-16, 2017 Venue: Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Faculty of Theology, Mashhad, Iran Submission Deadline: December 30, 2016 Subject Areas: Theology, Philosophy, Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Ethics and Justice ...
Interdisciplinary Research in Arabic and Islamic Studies

Interdisciplinary Research in Arabic and Islamic Studies

2016-11-16
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Annual International Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers Date: June 28-29, 2017 Venue: Yerevan State University, Armenia Proposal Submission Deadline: March 25, 2017 The Chair of Arabic Studies at Yerevan State University is pl...
Spatial Thought in Islamicate Societies

Spatial Thought in Islamicate Societies

2016-11-15
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Spatial Thought in Islamicate Societies, 1000–1600: The Politics of Genre, Image, and Text Call for Papers Date: 30 March - 1 April 2017  Venue: Tübingen, Germany Submission Deadline: June 30, 2016 Recent years have seen new...
Irrationality in the Middle East and Islam (2nd GIS Congress)

Irrationality in the Middle East and Islam (2nd GIS Congress)

2016-11-03
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2nd GIS Congress Date: July 7, 2017 @ 1:00 to 3:30 pm Venue: Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), 65 Rue des Grands Moulins, 75013 Paris, France If rationality denotes what complies with the mind, irrationality, by...
God, Man and Universe

God, Man and Universe

2016-08-19
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The 5th International Conference on Contemporary Philosophy of Religion will be held in Tehran, Iran, Faculty of World Studies at the University of Tehran at January 24-25, 2017.
The 13th International Conference of Mahdaviat Doctrine

The 13th International Conference of Mahdaviat Doctrine

2016-08-04
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The Era of Presence in the Abrahamic Religions Call for Papers Date:  May 10-11, 2017 Venue: Bright Future Institute (BFI), No. 27, Alley 25, Safaeiyeh Street, Qom, Iran Abstract Submission Deadline: November 20, 2016 The era of Advent, the...
Muslim Diasporas in the West

Muslim Diasporas in the West

2016-07-19
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Edited by Tahir Abbas Publisher: Routledge (2017) 1,377 pages This major works collection surveys the nature of Muslim diasporas in the west from a sociological perspective, exploring the issues of migration, integration, identity, politics, Islam...
Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the UN

Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the UN

2016-04-27
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We would like to invite Non-Governmental Organizations to apply for consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), if they wish to be considered by the NGO Committee in 2017. 
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