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Beyond Accommodation

Beyond Accommodation

2018-10-14
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Everyday Narratives of Muslim Canadians By Jennifer Selby, Amelie Barras and Lori G. Beaman Publisher: UBC Press (September 2018) Problems – of integration, failed political participation, and requests for various kinds of accommodation &nda...
Research Project: "Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements"

Research Project: "Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements"

2018-01-14
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Research Project Funded by Gerda Henkel Foundation Call for Proposals Application Deadline: May 16, 2018 The special program "Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements" is aimed at researchers who, with an eye to current developme...
Religious affiliation of U.S. refugees: Growing number of Muslims

Religious affiliation of U.S. refugees: Growing number of Muslims

2017-10-17
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The U.S. has resettled more refugees than any other country – about 3 million since 1980. Generally, in years when more people around the globe are displaced by conflict, violence or persecution in their countries, the number of refug...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
The Push to Ban Arabic Sermons in Europe's Mosques

The Push to Ban Arabic Sermons in Europe's Mosques

2017-04-11
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In several Western European countries, some politicians want to force imams to deliver sermons only in the official language: In Germany, imams should preach in German; in Italy, in Italian; in Britain, in English; in France, in French. To justify th...
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...
Journal of Islamic Perspective and Culture

Journal of Islamic Perspective and Culture

2016-11-01
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Call for papers Submission Deadline: November 10, 2016 Publisher:  MacroWorld Publishing Co. Editor-in-Chief: Julian Kunnie, The University of Arizona, USA Journal of Islamic Perspective and Culture is a refereed journal dedicated ...
Muslim Council of Britain to set up alternative counter-terror scheme

Muslim Council of Britain to set up alternative counter-terror scheme

2016-11-01
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The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has said that from next year it will offer an alternative to the highly controversial Prevent counter-extremism program.
Canada's Mounties allow women officers to wear hijab

Canada's Mounties allow women officers to wear hijab

2016-08-29
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Hoping to boost recruiting of Muslim women, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is allowing its officers to wear hijabs as part of their uniforms, the government said Tuesday. "The commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police recently approved thi...
Canada's top Imam: “Islam has actually become a kind of solution for humanity”

Canada's top Imam: “Islam has actually become a kind of solution for humanity”

2016-08-20
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Dr. Iqbal Al-Nadvi (Mohammad Iqbal Masood Al-Nadvi) is the Chairperson of Canadian Council of Imams and also serves as the Amir (President) of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada. His previous positions include the following: Dir...
Brazilian Muslims Introduce Islam in Rio Olympics

Brazilian Muslims Introduce Islam in Rio Olympics

2016-08-20
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Welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the world, Muslim dawah teams took to the Brazilian streets in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo to spread the true message of Islam. Jamila da Lima is one of those volunteers who found Islam a few y...
German Judges Call for Headscarf Ban in Court to Show 'Neutrality'

German Judges Call for Headscarf Ban in Court to Show 'Neutrality'

2016-08-19
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Two German associations of judges have called for a headscarf ban on judges and lawyers, arguing that the measure is required to ensure neutrality in court.
The Rise of Muslim-Friendly Workplaces in Corporate America

The Rise of Muslim-Friendly Workplaces in Corporate America

2016-07-27
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More U.S. employers are taking steps to make Muslims feel accepted and safe at work, as their faith comes under scrutiny with the rise in terror attacks and calls by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for a ban on Muslim immigrants.
5 Facts about the Muslim Population in Europe

5 Facts about the Muslim Population in Europe

2016-07-25
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Here are five facts about the size and makeup of the Muslim population in Europe based on the Pew Research Center’s most recent population estimates.
Oklahoma Lawmaker Who Called Islam “A Cancer” Gets Study on Radical Islam Approved

Oklahoma Lawmaker Who Called Islam “A Cancer” Gets Study on Radical Islam Approved

2016-07-19
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Rep. John Bennett, R-Sallisaw, who in the past has called Islam "a cancer in our nation that needs to be cut out" has proposed an interim study on radical Islam, Shariah Law, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the radicalization process.
Measuring the Backlash Against the Muslim Backlash

Measuring the Backlash Against the Muslim Backlash

2016-07-16
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Despite heated campaign rhetoric and the Orlando shooting, new polls show that the American public’s views of both Islam and Muslims have become more favorable. Here’s why.
In swipe at Gingrich, Obama rejects 'repugnant' call to test Muslims

In swipe at Gingrich, Obama rejects 'repugnant' call to test Muslims

2016-07-16
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President Barack Obama clobbered former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Friday for suggesting that America should deport Muslims who profess a belief in Islamic Sharia law, telling a gathering of diplomats in Washington that the idea is 'repugnant.'
Southern Baptist leader defends religious liberty for Muslims

Southern Baptist leader defends religious liberty for Muslims

2016-06-25
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Russell Moore offered a ringing defense of religious freedom for all, including Muslims, during the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) report to the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).
Islamophobia on the rise in Germany - study

Islamophobia on the rise in Germany - study

2016-06-25
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Germany is seeing a rise in Islamophobia, according to a new study which highlights the tensions surrounding the recent influx of refugees. More than 40 percent of residents said they believe Muslims should be forbidden from coming to Germany.
The regional convention of Muslim Americans; Building Bridges in Atlanta

The regional convention of Muslim Americans; Building Bridges in Atlanta

2015-12-27
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ATLANTA, Georgia – “Working on building bridges is the need of hour for all Americans” said Abdulrauf Khan, Chair of the largest convention of American Muslims in the Southeast. Organized annually by the Islamic Circle of North Amer...
U.S. Muslim leaders announce major initiatives

U.S. Muslim leaders announce major initiatives

2015-12-20
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U.S. Muslim Leaders Announce Campaigns to Enhance National Security, Address Rising Islamophobia WASHINGTON, D.C. - The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, today announced ...
America Needs More Imams

America Needs More Imams

2015-12-17
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A lack of training and funding is creating a Muslim leadership vacuum in the U.S. That’s bad for everyone. One of many ugly patterns since Sept. 11, 2001, is that those who say they are worried about Islamic terrorism often fight to keep mosqu...
Francis Ford Coppola Defends Islam in a Touching Way

Francis Ford Coppola Defends Islam in a Touching Way

2015-12-06
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Speaking during a press conference held at the 2015 Marrakech International Film Festival on Saturday, Francis Ford Coppola quoted the Holy Qur'an and defended Islam in a touching way.  He quote the Qur'an, specifically Surah Al Fatihah emphasi...
Dutch Pranksters Trick People with ‘Quran’ Passages from Bible

Dutch Pranksters Trick People with ‘Quran’ Passages from Bible

2015-12-05
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Dutch YouTube channel Dit is Normaal (This is Normal) has exposed how much of people’s views on Islam are based on prejudice in its latest episode, “The Holy Quran Experiment.” Dit is Normaal travels to random Dutch ...
Criticism towards Islamic associations in Germany

Criticism towards Islamic associations in Germany

2015-12-03
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The head of the German Green party Cem Özdemir and the speaker for religious affairs Volker Beck have drafted a position paper rejecting the recognition of Islamic associations as religious corporate bodies under public law. Özdemir and Bec...
Muslims using billboards to set the facts straight

Muslims using billboards to set the facts straight

2015-11-21
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We’ve told you how the Paris attacks led to threats against Muslims nationwide. Here in Central Florida, Muslims are using billboards to sort out the facts from the fiction behind their beliefs. While driving along I-4 in Orlando, there are ...
Spanish Islamic Community asks employers to make it easier for their Muslim workers during Ramadan

Spanish Islamic Community asks employers to make it easier for their Muslim workers during Ramadan

2014-07-13
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More than 1.7 million Muslims living in Spain have started Sunday, the Ramadan. In this context, the Union of Islamic Communities in Spain (UCIDE) calls on employers to provide, where possible, its practitioners workers to fulfill this task. “...
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