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The Birmingham Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies specialises in Islam as a spiritual and historical reality, and the contemporary Middle East.
Posted 09 November 2018
Join Dr Yafa Shanneik (Department of Theology & Religion) and visual and performance artist Rachel Gadsden as they explore cultural identity, displacement, migration and empowerment in an interactive workshop and exhibition tour, part of DaDa (Disability and Deaf Arts) Festival in Liverpool.
Posted 04 October 2018
Professor Jocelyne Cesari argues that increased securitisation negatively affects the exercise of religious freedom, in this piece for the Religious Freedom Institute.
Dr Katherine Brown argues that the idea that converts to Islam make the most violent jihadi women only disrupts counter-extremism efforts, in this insight article for the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.
Posted 19 September 2018
Dr Abla Fedeli, former PhD student and member of the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing's Codex Zacynthius project, writes about her discovery of fragments of the Qur'an in the University of Birmingham's archives in 2015, and the resulting media coverage and reporting.
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