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Religion and Politics: Conflict and Peace

Religion and Politics: Conflict and Peace

2018-01-19
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13th International Conference of the SIEF Ethnology of Religion Working Group Date: September 20-23, 2018 Venue: Siena, Italy Politics and religion have never existed in isolation but always stood in continuous interaction throughout times. The &l...
High Training School in Sociology of Religion in Rome

High Training School in Sociology of Religion in Rome

2017-09-18
1648 Views
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...
Performing Religion: Actors, Contexts and Texts

Performing Religion: Actors, Contexts and Texts

2017-07-07
1430 Views
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...
Italian bishops offer high praise for Islam

Italian bishops offer high praise for Islam

2017-06-02
1304 Views
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...
The Push to Ban Arabic Sermons in Europe's Mosques

The Push to Ban Arabic Sermons in Europe's Mosques

2017-04-11
1440 Views
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...
Muslims protest in front of Colosseum over mosque closures

Muslims protest in front of Colosseum over mosque closures

2016-10-23
1476 Views
Hundreds of Muslims have staged a mass prayer outside the Rome's Colosseum in protest against the closure of mosques in Italy. An estimated 1.6 million Muslims live in Italy, meaning it has the fourth largest Muslim population in Europe. Yet there are only eight official mosques in the country.
Campaign seeks to block mosque construction near Pisa's tower

Campaign seeks to block mosque construction near Pisa's tower

2016-08-28
1619 Views
A campaign to block construction of a new mosque near the Leaning Tower of Pisa imperils Italy’s commitment to religious freedom, warn those who defend Muslims’ right to build it. The proposed mosque, a few hundred yards fr...
Muslims Invite Pope Francis to Rome Mosque

Muslims Invite Pope Francis to Rome Mosque

2016-01-31
2004 Views
A Muslim delegation formally invited Pope Francis to visit the Grand Mosque of Rome, thought to be the largest mosque in the Western world. Although the Vatican has not yet officially accepted, the visit was certain to take place, but the date had not yet been announced for security reasons.
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