Category: Americas

cooke, Goknar, Koonz, Lawrence and Mignolo: The Art(s) of Revolution

cooke, Goknar, Koonz, Lawrence and Mignolo: The Art(s) of Revolution

[ 0 ] April 23, 2014 |

by MIRIAM COOKE, ERDAĞ GÖKNAR, CLAUDIA KOONZ, BRUCE LAWRENCE, and WALTER MIGNOLO for ISLAMiCommentary and TIRN on APRIL 23, 2014: This revolution is a beginning Like a migration, like a birth This revolution is a bismillah, Come on, finish the aya, See how it improves on every reading How each verse runs to the next […]

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“Welcome to Duke University”

[ 0 ] April 23, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 22, 2014:  Today is the last day of this semester’s classes at Duke University. If you’ll pardon the PR– Do watch this fun “Welcome to Duke University!” video put together by Rence Nemeh (’15) and Mayyadda Major (’15) as they send some love to the new […]

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Democracy and Human Rights Support Under Fire

[ 0 ] April 22, 2014 |

by THOMAS CAROTHERS and SASKIA BRECHENMACHER for CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE, FEBRUARY 2014:   REPORT “Closing Space: Democracy and Human Rights Support Under Fire” SUMMARY EXCERPT) After seeing its reach increase for decades, international support for democracy and human rights now faces a serious challenge: more and more governments are erecting legal and logistical barriers to […]

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‘Bild & Bubbla’: A Conversation on Islam and Comics with Fredrik Strömberg

‘Bild & Bubbla’: A Conversation on Islam and Comics with Fredrik Strömberg

[ 0 ] April 21, 2014 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 21, 2014: “Comics & Dialogue” had the opportunity this month to speak with Swedish scholar Fredrik Strömberg; President of the Swedish Comics Association and editor of Bild & Bubbla (Scandinavia’s largest as well as the world’s second oldest magazine […]

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Benedikt Koehler: Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism

Benedikt Koehler: Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism

[ 1 ] April 21, 2014 |

by BENEDIKT KOEHLER for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 21, 2014:  Arabs first made a name for themselves in business; their reputation for religious zeal came later. Arabs earned a reputation as long distance traders and risk investors long before the advent of Islam, and arguably the spread of Islam also was a breakthrough for capitalism and […]

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Between Good Friday and Easter: A Muslim Meditation on Christ and Resurrection

[ 0 ] April 19, 2014 |

by OMID SAFI for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on MARCH 30, 2014:  The time period between Good Friday and Easter is a poignant time for me. As a Muslim, it has meaning beyond its meaning as Christian creed. Some of the great exemplars of my own life have been figures from the Christian tradition, iconic figures […]

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Editor’s Notebook: Security, Civil Liberties, and Community Partnerships in Focus

[ 0 ] April 18, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 17, 2014:  National security, the extent of the threat of homegrown terrorism in our cities, and tensions between law enforcement policies and civil liberties came into sharp focus this week. Tuesday marked the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, allegedly committed by brothers radicalized by […]

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Duke Students Create Their Own “Arab Spring” Graffiti on Campus as Part of Class

Duke Students Create Their Own “Arab Spring” Graffiti on Campus as Part of Class

[ 0 ] April 18, 2014 |

by ElIZA WARNER and JOHN VILLA for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 19, 2014:  BY ELIZA WARNER: The graffiti I painted (above) at the east campus bridge was inspired by the events occurring in the Middle East since 2010. In “The Arab Spring” (PoliSci 222), a course covering the developing issues in the region taught by Duke […]

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WATCH LIVE April 17-19: 5th Annual Conference on the Study of Islamophobia (UC Berkeley)

[ 0 ] April 17, 2014 |

via UC BERKELEY:  2014 Theme: Latent and Manifest Islamophobia: Multimodal Engagements with the Production of Knowledge (WATCH LIVE HERE and ABOVE; Friday April 19′s session begins at 11:30a PACIFIC TIME and GOES UNTIL 5:45p– SEE BELOW FOR SCHEDULE) Join us free of charge for the Fifth Annual International Islamophobia Conference April 17-19, 2014 on the legendary Berkeley campus, the location with […]

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Students at a Front Row for a Revolution

Students at a Front Row for a Revolution

[ 0 ] April 17, 2014 |

by GEOFFREY MOCK for DUKE TODAY on APRIL 17, 2014:  What happens to a Duke Engage program studying abroad when a revolution breaks out? You share the euphoria with the local employees at a Pizza Hut. You join with a cab driver in shouting cheers to every passerby. You watch the TV news with excitement […]

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