Feb 2015

10 Feb 2015


Pious Practices and Secular Constraints: Muslim Women and the Dilemmas of Citizenship in France

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
602 Cathedral of Learning (Humanities Center)
Sponsored By: 
SSponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Jeanette S. Jouili, Visiting Assistant Professor of International & Cultural Studies, College of Charleston to Present

13 Feb 2015


Dreaming History: Pilgrimage Economy and Spiritual Authority in Cntemporary Central Java, Indonesia

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored By: 
Department of Religous Studies, Dietrich School of Arts and Sceinces, University of Pittsburgh

Ismail Fajrie Alatas, to present on the Muslim pilgrims on pious journeys to visit the tombs of Muslim saints scattered around Java. Mr. Alatas will present his research on the process of history-making that enable sites to become popular pilgrimage destinations. Comprehending these dynamics in turn provides a contextual glimpse into the various negotiations that constitute the formation of Islamic spiritual authority. Ismail Fajrie Alatas is in the joint doctoral program in Anthropology & History, University of Michigan

Linda Penkower, penkower@pitt.edu

17 Feb 2015


PUNK, PIETY & POLITICS: Sufism in Contemporary Iraqi Kurdistan

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
3703 Posvar Hall (History Lounge), University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsbur

Edith Szanto
Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, American University of Iraq, Sulaimani

20 Feb 2015


CERIS Book Discussion for Educators

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 8:15pm
4217 Posva Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 

K-16 educators are invited to attend the CERIS spring 2015 book discussion. Dr. Luke Peterson, University of Pittsburgh will facilitate discussion. Registration is required. 5:30 PM dinner (free), 6:00 PM Discussion. Educators can participate in person or via the Internet

Elaine Linn, eel58@pitt.edu

21 Feb 2015



Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Avenue i
Sponsored By: 
Pittsburgh Opera

• Meet the Composer at an ART SONG RECITAL
January 18 • 2:00 PM • Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters
Our Resident Artists perform art songs by John Alden Carpenter, Libby Larson, and Mohammed Fairouz. Q& A with Mr. Fairouz after the recital. FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera are your hosts at the reception afterward. Admission is $5, or free to members of FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera and donors at $50+.

23 Feb 2015


DEADLINE: CEDAR Affiliate Event - 2015 Balkan Summer School on Religion and Public Life

Monday, February 23, 2015 (All day)
Plovdiv, Bulgarian

The Second Balkan Summer School on Religion and Public Life
A CEDAR Affiliate Event

Conversion and the Boundaries of Community
July 26 - August 8, 2015

David Montgomery, David W. Montgomery, montgomery@CEDARnetwork.org

24 Feb 2015


Parallels between Black and Palestinian struggles

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh, 3959 Fifth Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Students for Justice in Palestine, University of Pittsburgh

"Join Pitt Students for Justice in Palestine for a special event in honor of Black History Month. We will have Author Tammy Fournier Alsaada speak about the parallels between Black and Palestinian struggles, including recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and Gaza, Palestine."

Hadeel Salameh

27 Feb 2015


MSA's 5th Annual Fast-A-Thon

Friday, February 27, 2015 (All day)
William Pitt Union ballroom, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Pitt's Muslim Student Association, African Student Organization

Have you ever wondered about fasting? Have you ever tried it? Perhaps you saw Muslim co-workers and friends fast and worried about how they do it?
Are you aware of the education systems around the world? Want to show your support for education for all, especially those in Nigeria?