Category: Sub-Saharan, East, and West Africa

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 […]

Read More

WATCH LIVE ! 1130 AM EST FRIDAY, APRIL 11: Gen. Raymond Odierno and Duke’s Peter Feaver Discuss Afghanistan, Iraq, and More

WATCH LIVE ! 1130 AM EST FRIDAY, APRIL 11: Gen. Raymond Odierno and Duke’s Peter Feaver Discuss Afghanistan, Iraq, and More

[ 0 ] April 10, 2014 |

WATCH LIVE ! SANFORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY: Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno will discuss national security and military affairs Friday, April 11, at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. The talk takes place at 11:30 a.m. in Sanford 04 and is free and open to the public. Parking is available in Science Drive […]

Read More

US State Department Releases Digital Publication on ‘American Muslims’

US State Department Releases Digital Publication on ‘American Muslims’

[ 0 ] April 3, 2014 |

via US STATE DEPARTMENT on APRIL 1, 2014:  The US State Department released it’s 2014 digital publication “American Muslims” on April 1, 2014. BY CATEGORY: English  عربي  DOWNLOAD: PDF Here are individual links to its contents below: Who Are American Muslims? Unity Through Diversity: The American Identity Islam and the United States Muslim Immigration American Muslims: Diverse, Valued, Vital […]

Read More

A Snapshot of Multi-Cultural France, 125 Years Since the Eiffel Tower Welcomed the World to Paris

A Snapshot of Multi-Cultural France, 125 Years Since the Eiffel Tower Welcomed the World to Paris

[ 0 ] March 31, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on MARCH 31, 2014:  The Eiffel Tower, an icon of France turns 125 today. Designed by Gustave Eiffel to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution, it became the symbol of the World’s Fair in Paris that year. France and the world are, of course, much changed since 1889. […]

Read More

Ann Wainscott: Morocco Steps Up Leadership in Religious and Security Affairs in W. Africa

Ann Wainscott: Morocco Steps Up Leadership in Religious and Security Affairs in W. Africa

[ 0 ] March 16, 2014 |

by ANN WAINSCOTT for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 16, 2014:  Morocco’s recent involvements in West African religious affairs — as in the case of Mali, ostensibly to promote tolerance and participate in the country’s “physical and spiritual reconstruction”   — are better interpreted as a new foreign policy strategy in West Africa. Morocco is, in fact, increasing […]

Read More

International Women of Courage: Resilience on the Front Line

International Women of Courage: Resilience on the Front Line

[ 0 ] March 7, 2014 |

via US INSTITUTE OF PEACE and US DEPARTMENT OF STATE on MARCH 5, 2014:  Remarks from the 2014 International Women of Courage Awardees On March 5, 2014, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Institute of Peace co-hosted a panel session featuring remarks from the ten 2014 International Women of Courage Awardees at USIP. This was […]

Read More

Moshood Jimba:  Islamically Trained Nigerian Scholars Have a Tough Road

Moshood Jimba: Islamically Trained Nigerian Scholars Have a Tough Road

[ 1 ] February 21, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary with MOSHOOD JIMBA on FEBRUARY 21, 2014:  In a well-attended October workshop at Duke on Islamic Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa: Their History, Mission and Role in Regional Development, which drew a number of scholars and administrators from the U.S. and Africa, Dr. Moshood Mahmud Jimba (Kwara State University, […]

Read More

Hizmet and I

Hizmet and I

[ 4 ] February 17, 2014 |

by EMRE CELIK for ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 17, 2014: ‘Gonul Dunyamizdan’ — loosely translated as ‘From the world of our hearts’ — was a 2-cassette series of sermons by Fethullah Gulen that I was given.  The year was 1992. I was 21; a university student completing my computer engineering degree in my hometown Sydney. Those cassettes were given to me by a […]

Read More

Central African Republic ‘Urgent Test’ for UN, Regional Partners, Security Council Told

Central African Republic ‘Urgent Test’ for UN, Regional Partners, Security Council Told

[ 0 ] February 17, 2014 |

“Tens of thousands of Muslims are fleeing what the U.N. calls a campaign of “ethno-religious cleansing” in the Central African Republic. On Sunday, African forces provided a military escort to hundreds of people on a slow convoy toward the Western border with Cameroon.” (NPR–LISTEN, Feb. 17, 2014)  via UN NEW CENTRE on FEBRUARY 14, 2014:  14 February […]

Read More

Ebrahim Moosa on Muslim Attitudes Towards Evolutionary Science

Ebrahim Moosa on Muslim Attitudes Towards Evolutionary Science

[ 0 ] February 12, 2014 |

by EBRAHIM MOOSA for CONTENDING MODERNITIES (UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME) on FEBRUARY 7, 2013:  Despite the combative relationship that some Muslims had with modern science during the colonial period, science still embodies the hope for the “future recovery” of Muslim societies, argues historian of science Ahmad Dallal. In order to come to grips with the human […]

Read More