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What is political Islam? New publication by Professor Jocelyne Cesari

What is political Islam? New publication by Professor Jocelyne Cesari

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Professor Jocelyne Cesari's latest book, What is political Islam?, is now available online. The book traces the origins of political Islam to the inception of the modern nation-state, revealing the decisive role of secular nationalist rulers in its creation.
Date:
13/02/2018
Katherine Brown on BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour

Katherine Brown on BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour

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Dr Katherine Brown, Lecturer in Islamic Studies, discusses a new propaganda video from so called Islamic State, which shows women fighting on the frontline for the first time on BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour.
Date:
13/02/2018
Professor Charlotte Hempel on BBC One's The Big Questions

Professor Charlotte Hempel on BBC One's The Big Questions

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On Sunday 4 February, Professor Charlotte Hempel participated in BBC One's The Big Questions, discussing 'Is evidence a problem for religions?'
Date:
06/02/2018
The inspiring story of a Birmingham doctoral candidate

The inspiring story of a Birmingham doctoral candidate

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Charles H. Byrd II has just completed his Ph.D. in History and Religion at Birmingham
Date:
29/01/2018
Oliver Scharbrodt speaks to local BBC radio stations about the importance of Jerusalem to Abrahamic faiths

Oliver Scharbrodt speaks to local BBC radio stations about the importance of Jerusalem to Abrahamic faiths

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Following on from President Trump's announcement to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, Professor Oliver Scharbrodt spoke to various local BBC radio stations last week about the importance of the city to Abrahamic faiths (Christianity, Islam, and Judaism). Professor Scharbrodt's interview starts at 1:15:45 on iPlayer.
Date:
22/12/2017
IGNTP releases Open Data

IGNTP releases Open Data

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The IGNTP has released 350 transcriptions of Greek New Testament manuscripts under a Creative Commons Attribution licence.
Date:
21/12/2017
Latest volume of Yearbook of Muslims in Europe published

Latest volume of Yearbook of Muslims in Europe published

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Latest volume of the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, published by Brill and edited by Professor Oliver Scharbrodt and Professor Jorgen Nielsen at Birmingham (amongst others).
Date:
20/12/2017
Mapping Shia Muslim communities in Europe

Mapping Shia Muslim communities in Europe

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Dr Yafa Shanneik provides the introduction to the recently published special issue of the Journal of Muslims in Europe on Mapping Shia Muslim Communities in Europe.
Date:
20/12/2017
Landmark conference sees faiths from across the West Midlands come together

Landmark conference sees faiths from across the West Midlands come together

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The Mayoral Faith Summit brought together more than 450 representatives from various faith groups across the region.
Date:
07/12/2017
Reconsidering Muslim Marriage Practices in Europe

Reconsidering Muslim Marriage Practices in Europe

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Dr Yafa Shanneik leads the project which will bring a new perspective on Muslim marriages by placing the experiences and voices of women at the centre of research.
Date:
05/12/2017
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