Tag: Duke Islamic Studies Center

WATCH: “What is Sacred Space?” A Multi-Faith Discussion at the Duke Chapel

WATCH: “What is Sacred Space?” A Multi-Faith Discussion at the Duke Chapel

[ 0 ] February 26, 2015 |

via DUKE CHAPEL on FEBRUARY 25, 2015:  Sacred space is central in the practices of many faith traditions. A Duke Chapel “Bridge Panel” explored the topic with Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders. The panelists included: Dr. Ellen Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at the Duke Divinity School; Dr. Omid […]

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Bruce Jentleson: “Invitation to Netanyahu ‘Totally Inappropriate,’ But Not a First”

Bruce Jentleson: “Invitation to Netanyahu ‘Totally Inappropriate,’ But Not a First”

[ 0 ] February 25, 2015 |

via DUKE OFFICE OF NEWS & COMMUNICATIONS on FEBRUARY 25, 2015: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s impending address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday continues to draw fire. Netanyahu was invited by House Speaker John Boehner, in what many have described as a rebuke to President Obama’s Iran policy. “It is totally inappropriate for […]

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Bruce Lawrence on “Who is Allah?” (Book Essay)

Bruce Lawrence on “Who is Allah?” (Book Essay)

[ 0 ] February 25, 2015 |

“We invoke the name of Allah to bless a meal. We invoke His name before opening a book we are about to read. We invoke His name to anticipate an action. We invoke His name to mark a ritual slaughter. Why do all religions put such a focus on the name of this or that […]

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Scholars Reflect on the “Legacy of Malcolm X” (Part 2)

Scholars Reflect on the “Legacy of Malcolm X” (Part 2)

[ 0 ] February 25, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on FEBRUARY 23, 2015 *Updated February 25 with Forum for Scholars & Publics video:  February 21, 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of one of the most iconic leaders of the 20th century, Malcolm X El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. This weekend his life and legacy got widespread media attention. […]

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Ellen McLarney: Why Arab Spring Made Life Better in Tunisia, Failed Everywhere Else

Ellen McLarney: Why Arab Spring Made Life Better in Tunisia, Failed Everywhere Else

[ 0 ] February 25, 2015 |

by ELLEN MCLARNEY for REUTERS on FEBRUARY 18, 2015:  Earlier this month, Tunisia’s newly elected parliament cobbled together a coalition government led by a secular party that included its Islamist rivals, who had been democratically ousted from power. The new government, coming on the heels of a historic presidential election, a new constitution and the […]

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On 50th Anniv. of His Death, Scholars Reflect on the Legacy of Malcolm X — Afro-American Visionary, Muslim Activist (Part 1)

On 50th Anniv. of His Death, Scholars Reflect on the Legacy of Malcolm X — Afro-American Visionary, Muslim Activist (Part 1)

[ 0 ] February 18, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary and KERI MAJIKES (CONFERENCE COORDINATOR, DUKE ISLAMIC STUDIES CENTER) on FEBRUARY 18, 2015:  February 21, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of one of the most iconic leaders of the 20th century, Malcolm X El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. On May 19, 2015 he would have been ninety years old. […]

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This Week: Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill to Host National Conference on Legacy of Malcolm X

This Week: Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill to Host National Conference on Legacy of Malcolm X

[ 0 ] February 16, 2015 |

PRESS RELEASE (DUKE UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF NEWS & COMMUNICATONS/JULIE POUCHER HARBIN), FEBRUARY 16, 2015: DURHAM, N.C. — Local and visiting scholars from a variety of fields will mark the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination (Feb. 21, 1965) with a public conference at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on […]

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Duke Community Joins Vigil for Three Slain in Chapel Hill Shootings

Duke Community Joins Vigil for Three Slain in Chapel Hill Shootings

[ 0 ] February 12, 2015 |

by GEOFFREY MOCK for DUKE TODAY on FEBRUARY 12, 2015:  Members of the Duke community joined more than 1,000 local residents Wednesday in remembering “three winners,” a family of young Muslim students who in their short life had affected many lives. Before an overflow crowd that filled every available space in UNC-Chapel Hill’s central “Pit,” […]

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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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Rethinking Global Cities: Why Istanbul Is A Success For Some, ‘Urban Plunder’ For Others

Rethinking Global Cities: Why Istanbul Is A Success For Some, ‘Urban Plunder’ For Others

[ 0 ] February 4, 2015 |

“Istanbul is the economic, cultural, and historical heart of Turkey, and the only city in the world located on two continents. Between 1453 and 1922, Istanbul was the capital city of the Ottoman Empire, which extended into southeastern Europe, the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa. Until 1924, it was the seat of the last Islamic […]

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