Events

28 Jul 2018

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5th International Conference on Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Religions and the (De)Legitimization of Violence

Sunday, July 29, 2018 (All day) to Tuesday, July 31, 2018 (All day)
Otto A. Shults Community Center, Nazareth College, Rochester, New York, 4245 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618
Sponsored By: 
Nazareth College, Hickey Center for interfaith Studies and Dialogue

In today's world, it seems that religious violence has become unfortunately common. But is religion actually the major cause of violence? What is the relationship between religion and other factors such as political, ethnic, racial, economic, or other social disparities and injustices?

13 Sep 2018

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Impact of Emerging Digital Technology and Social Media on Muslim Communities: NAAIMS 47th Annual National Conference

Friday, September 14, 2018 (All day)
New York, NY
Sponsored By: 
Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center The Graduate Center City University of New York (CUNY)

Deadlines:
Abstracts: March 23, 2018
Final Papers: August 20, 2018
Social Media is very popular in the Muslim world and has become the “go to” source for Muslims
seeking information on Islamic practices and beliefs. The Internet serves as an emerging interpretive
space for understanding Islam which has led to the increasing fragmentation of already decentralized
traditional ‘ulematic authority. When Muslims seeking spiritual and/or religious guidance go to the

Contact: 
Professor Anna Akasoy

19 Oct 2018

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Book Discussion:

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 5:00pm
Seton Hill University, 1 Seton Hill Dr, Greensburg, PA 15601
Sponsored By: 
CERIS, Seton Hill Univeristy

Educators and librarians are invited to our fall 2018 book discussion on October 19th. The book for discussion is An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine. We will begin with a complementary dinner at 5 PM and the book discussion at 6 PM in the Greensburg Room of the Administration Building. Twenty free copies are available. Dr. Rachel Sternfeld, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania will lead the discussion.

Contact: 
Elaine Linn, eel58@pitt.edu or Fran Leap leap@setonhill.com

31 Dec 2018

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Qatar Foundation International and the Middle East Outreach Council's Educator Book Program

Monday, December 31, 2018 - 11:30pm
Sponsored By: 
Qatar Foundation International, Middle East Outreach Council

As part of its overall mission to support the understanding and teaching of the Middle East as well as Arab society and culture in public and public charter K-12 schools in the United States, Qatar Foundation International (QFI), in partnership with the Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC), is pleased to offer its Educator Book Program which will provide K-12 educators with the opportunity to obtain multiple classroom sets of books recognized by the MEOC Annual Book Awards.