Category: History and Anthropology

Pim Valkenberg on the 50-Year Legacy of ‘Nostra Aetate’; Its Impact on Catholic/Jewish/Muslim Relations

Pim Valkenberg on the 50-Year Legacy of ‘Nostra Aetate’; Its Impact on Catholic/Jewish/Muslim Relations

[ 0 ] June 20, 2016 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN  for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 20, 2016:  Has Nostra Aetate – the Catholic Church’s declaration on relations with non-Christian religions — stood the test of time? Passed by a wide margin at the Second Vatican Council and promulgated on October […]

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The Roots of Homophobia and Anti-Gay Sentiment in the Muslim World (by Ali Olomi)

The Roots of Homophobia and Anti-Gay Sentiment in the Muslim World (by Ali Olomi)

[ 3 ] June 12, 2016 |

by ALI OLOMI for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 30, 2016:  In March 2016 Payam Feili, a young Iranian poet, took refuge in Israel because he faced persecution in his home country for being openly gay. Feili’s situation is not unique for many LGBTQ individuals in the Middle East. Homosexuality is a crime in nearly two dozen […]

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WATCH: Introducing Duke University’s Global Asia Initiative

WATCH: Introducing Duke University’s Global Asia Initiative

[ 0 ] June 6, 2016 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER and the GLOBAL ASIA INITIATIVE (at DUKE UNIVERSITY) on MAY 24, 2016: The Global Asia Initiative at Duke has its origins in the efforts by groups across the world to articulate a new paradigm that looks at Asian nations, cultures, and civilizations in terms of their connections, interactions, and interdependencies […]

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LISTEN: Blood Brothers — The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

LISTEN: Blood Brothers — The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

[ 0 ] June 5, 2016 |

ISLAMiCommentary Editor’s note: Muhammad Ali passed away on June 3, 2016. We are re-posting this interview in memoriam. by BRUCE BERGLUND for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on APRIL 30, 2016:  Is there a figure in sports more admired and beloved than Muhammad Ali? Widely revered not only as one of boxing’s greatest champions but […]

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LISTEN: Eid Mohamed on Images of America in the Middle East

LISTEN: Eid Mohamed on Images of America in the Middle East

[ 0 ] June 3, 2016 |

by KRISTIAN PETERSEN for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on JUNE 2, 2016:  Edward Said’s 1978 book, Orientalism, dramatically shifted how people think about the production of knowledge and representations of the Other. His ideas have been championed and critiqued with dozens of books expanding his work on the construction of the East in western […]

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Nicolas Pelham on ‘Holy Lands: Reviving Pluralism in the Middle East’ (Book Q & A)

Nicolas Pelham on ‘Holy Lands: Reviving Pluralism in the Middle East’ (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] May 23, 2016 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN  for ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 23, 2016:  How did the rise of nation-states in the 20th century doom religious diversity and pluralism in the Middle East?  And, can pluralism be recovered to heal and transform the Middle East?  Veteran journalist Nicolas […]

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WATCH: A Conversation about War and Writing with Matt Gallagher

[ 0 ] May 16, 2016 |

a discussion about “boots on the ground” in contemporary American military conflict  via DUKE UNIVERSITY FORUM FOR SCHOLARS & PUBLICS on MAY 1, 2016:  Last month Duke Divinity School student and veteran Naval Officer Giovanna Meek moderated a conversation with acclaimed author and Army veteran Matt Gallagher about his experiences being a soldier and a writer. […]

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Mbaye Lo on “Muslim Institutions of Higher Education in Postcolonial Africa” (Book Q & A)

Mbaye Lo on “Muslim Institutions of Higher Education in Postcolonial Africa” (Book Q & A)

[ 1 ] May 10, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCOMMENTARY with MBAYE LO on MAY 10, 2016: Duke University Asian & Middle Eastern studies professor Mbayo Lo and University of Botswana theologian Muhammed Haron (a South African native) are the editors of a new book “Muslim Institutions of Higher Education in Postcolonial Africa” — published by Palgrave, Fall 2015. The […]

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WATCH: Sahar Aziz on Rethinking Counter-Terrorism in the Age of ISIS

WATCH: Sahar Aziz on Rethinking Counter-Terrorism in the Age of ISIS

[ 0 ] May 9, 2016 |

via CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY on APRIL 26, 2016:  Sahar F. Aziz, Texas A&M School of Law and nonresident fellow at the Brookings Doha Center, presented on “Rethinking Counter-terrorism in the Age of ISIS” at the 17th annual conference of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID), held in […]

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WATCH: The Formative Period of Shi’i Thought (via Hartford Seminary)

[ 0 ] May 9, 2016 |

via HARTFORD SEMINARY on MAY 2, 2016:  Mohammad Sagha and Prof. Tehseen Thaver discussed and debated “The Formative Period of Shi’i Thought” at Hartford Seminary on April 28, 2016.

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