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15 Mar 2017

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Salvation: Atonement and Intercession in Christian & Islamic Thought

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
104 College Hall, Duquesne University
Sponsored By: 
Duquesne University Consortium for Christian-Muslim Dialogue

Come join Siavash Asadi, Ph.D. for a reflection on Salvation: Atonement and Intercession in Christian & Islamic Thought as part of the Religion & Society Series.

28 Feb 2017

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Finding Protection Amid Chaos in Palestinian Refugee Camps

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
Sociology Colloquium Room 2432 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Pittsburgh Social Movements Forum, Department of Sociology, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Faculty Research and Scholarship Program

In the absence of formal protection, how do communities living in refugee camps protect assets and buffer against outsider predation? Using interviews with 200 Palestinian refugees in camps across Lebanon and Jordan, memoirs, and United Nations Relief Works Agency archives, Nadya Haj, an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Middle East Studies at Wellesley College, traces the evolution of property rights from informal understandings of ownership to formal legal claims of assets and resources.

01 Mar 2017

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Angry Subjects: In/Civility, Christian Nationalism, and the Paranoid Position in an Age of Trump

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
602 CL, Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Department of Religious Studies

In her now-classic 1981 essay “The Uses of Anger,” Audre Lorde commends anger as a force that allows us to attend to histories of structural oppression. In particular, she urges women of color to name and speak their anger aloud and challenges white feminists to hear it without getting defensive. Meeting Lorde’s charge—to tarry with anger—remains no less urgent and no less discomforting today than it was when she issued her call in 1981. A call to and for anger may even seem counter-intuitive and counter-productive in the age of Trump.

01 Mar 2017

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Workshop with Ann Pellegrini on “What’s Wrong with Tolerance,” chapter 2 of her Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
602 CL, Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Department of Religious Studies

Come join Ann Pellegrini for a workshop on the second chapter of her book Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance. For a PDF of the readings contact Rachel Kranson at kranson@pitt.edu. Readings are also available at religiousstudies.pitt.edu.

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28th Teachers’ Institute: Understanding Islam and Muslims

Dar al Islam is hosting its 27th annual summer Teachers’ Institute in rural Abiquiu, New Mexico on “Understanding Islam and Muslims.”The program is FREE for accepted educators including tuition costs, meals, and free transportation to and from the Albuquerque airport. July 9-22.

in Abiquiu, New Mexico since 1994.

We provide and discuss available resources and tools to help the participants in teaching about Islam more effectively.

Institutes attendees include secondary school teachers from public, private and parochial institutions of North America.

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4th international conference on Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Women and Gender in Religions

Nazareth College, Hickey Center for interfaith Studies and Dialogue is pleased to announce its 4th international conference on Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Women and Gender in Religions on July 30 - August 1, 2017. The Conference is open to scholars in religious, theology, women and gender studies and other social scientists from US and abroad as presenters or participants.
* The proposal should be no more than 550 words.
* Send a 225-word resume that presents expertise in the area of your presentation.

15 Feb 2017

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Zaytuna College Lecture Series presents Dr. Abdullah Ali

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Zaytuna College Campus, 2401 Le Conte Ave. Berkeley, CA or Join virtually: zaytuna.edu/LS
Sponsored By: 
The Center for Race and Gender, UC Berkeley, Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union

Join Dr. Abdullah Ali as he lectures on the concept of Blackness in the Islamic Tradition. His lecture will be followed by a moderated conversation with special guest Kristin George from the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley.

Join virtually: zaytuna.edu/LS

26 Feb 2017

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Unity Productions Foundation Presents: The Sultan and the Saint

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 3:00pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
CERIS, CCMD, Seton Hill University, ICP, CAIR, Muslim Association of Greater Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Muslim Student Association, Syed Farouk Husseini Interfaith Network, Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh, S.K.W. Life for Limb Loss

Come join us for the Pittsburgh premiere of "The Sultan and the Saint," a docudrama film about Muslim-Christian peacemaking narrated by Academy Award Winner, Jeremy Irons.

About the film:

During the Crusades, Saint Francis of Assisi risked his life by walking across enemy lines to meet the Sultan of Egypt, the Muslim ruler Al-Malik al-Kamil. This remarkable encounter, and the commitment to peace of the two men behind it, sucked the venom out of the Crusades and changed the relationship between Muslims and Christians for the better.

Contact: 
eel58@pitt.edu

11 Feb 2017

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The African American Muslim Journey

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 2:00pm
MACE Islamic Center, 26901 Chardon Road, Richmond Hts., OH 44143
Sponsored By: 
Muslim Association of Cleveland East

MACE Islamic Center is honored to be hosting its second annual conference celebrating The African American Muslim Journey. We are excited to be welcoming renowned scholar and dedicated community leader, Dr. Ihsan Bagby, our keynote speaker, along with other vital members of our community such as Shaykh Musa Sugapong, Imam Abbas and Dr. Nafissa Abdur Rasheed. Please join us in celebrating the inspiring legacy and the vital presence of the African American Muslims in our community.

Contact: 
humkhan85@yahoo.com, muhammadasamad@gmail.com, aishamad@gmail.com

10 Feb 2017

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How to Misunderstand Central Asian Islam (and How to Do Better)

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS)

Morgan Liu is a cultural anthropologist studying Islamic knowledge and practice in post-Soviet Central Asia, focusing on Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. He is interested in ethnographic approaches to the state, postsocialism, space, and agency. Liu takes a comparative look at notions of just society across the Middle East, Russia, and Asia.

Contact: 
crees@pitt.edu

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