Articles, audio, and video from the past week featuring Duke Islamic Studies Center scholars, compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 12, 2015: Paris Shooting An Assault on Free Speech, Faculty Say Experts on Islam, terrorism react to Wednesday’s killing of 12 by STEVE HARTSOE for DUKE TODAY on JANUARY 7, 2015 : Wednesday’s […] Read More
MOSCOW, Russia - A university in Russia has unveiled an ambitious "Noah's Ark" project to collect cell samples of all the living species on Earth. Dr. Viktor Sadovnichy, president of Moscow State University, recently announced plans for the undertaking in a press conference. Likening the project to Noah's Ark, Sadovnichy said the university aims to create a […] Read More
by KRISTIAN PETERSEN for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on DECEMBER 12, 2014: For many Muslim communities particular religious identities were formulated or hardened within colonial realities. These types of cultural encounters were structural for the various Muslim tribes in the southern Philippine islands of Mindanao and Sulu during the turn of the twentieth century.… Continue reading → Read More
FIFA vice president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein's announcement that he will challenge the world soccer body's four-time president Sepp Blatter in elections later this year has definitively turned the poll into a battle for the group's future. A vote for the prince is at least a vote against the FIFA president embattled as a […] Read More
SASKATOON, Canada – Two Mennonite ministers in Canada have officiated the denomination’s first same-sex “wedding,” holding the service publicly in a “church” building in Saskatchewan. Anita Retzlaff and Patrick Preheim of Nutana Park Mennonite Church officiated the ceremony for Craig Friesen and Matt Weins on Dec. 31, which was held at Osler Mennonite, the childhood […] Read More
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