Category: Health & Environment

‘Living in a State of Perpetual Trauma’: An American Child Psychiatrist on the Impact of the 2014 Attack on Gaza

‘Living in a State of Perpetual Trauma’: An American Child Psychiatrist on the Impact of the 2014 Attack on Gaza

[ 0 ] June 24, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, with DR. BAHAR HASHEMI for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 24, 2016:  San Francisco Bay Area child psychiatrist Bahar Hashemi, MD, has been volunteering in Palestine for the past 10 years, mainly in Jerusalem and the West Bank cities of Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah. Following the seven-week Israeli military attack on Gaza […]

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What Happens to Your Body When You Fast?

[ 0 ] June 17, 2016 |

Muslims around the world are fasting this month for Ramadan  via EMEL MEDIA:  Fasting from sunrise until sunset for 30 days certainly has a physical impact, but what really happens to your body when you fast? (emel media commissioned this video to find out: www.emel.com)

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WATCH LIVE 4/22-23: UC Berkeley Conference on Islamophobia

[ 0 ] April 20, 2016 |

via UC BERKELEY CENTER FOR RACE AND GENDER ISLAMOPHOBIA RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION PROJECT (IRDP) at UC BERKELEY SCHOOL OF LAW on APRIL 22-23, 2016: The UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project (IRDP) presents “The 7th Annual Conference Islamophobia: Has a tipping point been reached?” — to be held at the […]

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UNC, Duke Students Talk Science & Turkey with Nobel Prize Winner Aziz Sancar

UNC, Duke Students Talk Science & Turkey with Nobel Prize Winner Aziz Sancar

[ 0 ] April 4, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 4, 2016:  The people from the Nobel Committee called UNC-Chapel Hill professor Aziz Sancar at 5am on October 7, 2015. His wife Gwen, also a UNC-Chapel Hill professor was already up ahead of an early class. “Gwen is Texan and Texans are Texan. So, she recognized the […]

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ISLAMiCommentary/TIRN Featured in New SSRC Report ‘Religion, Media and the Digital Turn’

ISLAMiCommentary/TIRN Featured in New SSRC Report ‘Religion, Media and the Digital Turn’

[ 0 ] December 17, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 17, 2015:  We at the Duke Islamic Studies Center are pleased to announce that the work of the Carnegie Corporation of New York-supported Transcultural Islam Project (ISLAMiCommentary and TIRN) has been highlighted in a new report by the Social Science Research Council — “Religion, Media and the […]

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WATCH: Jentleson and Feaver Talk Turkey & Russia Tensions; Paris Climate Talks

[ 0 ] December 4, 2015 |

via DUKE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE on DECEMBER 2, 2015:  With tensions rising between Turkey and Russia and the ongoing Climate talk in Paris, what role should the United States play? Peter Feaver and Bruce Jentleson debate the implications in this episode of Foreign Exchange. Foreign Exchange is produced by the Department of Political Science […]

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Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change Released Ahead of December Talks

Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change Released Ahead of December Talks

[ 1 ] August 25, 2015 |

“The Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change, drafted by an international group of Islamic scholars, is a call based on Islamic teachings to cut greenhouse gas emissions and urges governments to agree on an ambitious deal during December’s Paris climate talks. It warns that the “current rate of climate change cannot be sustained, and the […]

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Muslim Scholars Name Climate Change as Dire Threat

Muslim Scholars Name Climate Change as Dire Threat

[ 0 ] July 21, 2015 |

Islamic declaration adds to growing pressure religious leaders exert on richer nations to reduce impact on Earth’s climate by KIERAN COOKE for RTCC on JULY 15, 2015:  Human beings could cause the ending of life on the planet, says a group of Islamic scholars − and countries round the world, particularly the rich ones, must face […]

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YEMEN UPDATE: 80% Need Urgent Aid; Thousands Killed, Injured; UNESCO World Heritage Site Damaged

[ 0 ] June 12, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 12, 2015: The Battle for Aden : Insight, colour, context, detail. In this edition, war rips the heart out of old Aden as the warring parties in Yemen prepare for peace talks. (Iona Craig, From our Own Correspondent, BBC Radio) EXCERPT: “There is no rest here from this war, […]

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A Conversation on Force-Feeding Hunger Strikers at Guantanamo

[ 0 ] February 9, 2015 |

by GEOFFREY MOCK for DUKE TODAY on FEBRUARY 9, 2015:  As details of the treatment of U.S. prisoners at Guantanamo Bay detention camp trickle out, a troubling pattern of ill treatment is emerging, according to experts at a recent Duke panel discussion. Panelists at the discussion, hosted by the Kenan Institute’s Human Rights Center, focused […]

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