The aim of this project is to cut through the polarised debates which dominate contemporary discussions of Islam in China, and provide clearer insights into the nature and ideology of religious practice in China today. [...] Sounding Islam in China proposes to map the Islamic soundscapes of contemporary China.
LONDON — Police officers and counterterrorism officials in Britain were investigating attacks on five mosques Thursday, including one in which a man took a sledgehammer to smash the windows of a house of worship in Birmingham, England.
Scriptural Reasoning (SR) is a tool for inter-faith dialogue whereby people of different faiths come together to read and reflect on their scriptures. Unlike some forms of inter-faith engagement, it is not about seeking agreement but rather exploring the texts and their possible interpretations across faith boundaries, and learning to ‘disagree better’. The result is often a deeper understanding of others and ones own scriptures, as well as the development of strong bonds across faith communities. SR is now practised globally, including in places affected by religion-related tensions and conflict.
An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy.
Oud is a resinous heartwood from the aquilaria species, an evergreen in the Thymelaeaceae family native to South East Asia. The heartwood is harvested and used for medicinal and perfumery purposes, many of a traditional or religious nature. The resinous heartwood only occurs in certain trees as a result of a fungal infection due to wounding. Only the aquilaria trees with this infection actually have the aloeswood. Other common English names for oud are aloeswood, calambac, agarwood, gaharu, and eagleswood.
For all your oud needs. I completely dig the oud oil.
Does some aspect of our personality survive bodily death? Long a philosophical and theological question, in the 20th century this became the subject of scientific research. Fifty years ago, in 1967, Ian Stevenson, then chair of UVA's Department of Psychiatry, created a research unit—now named the Division of Perceptual Studies—to study what, if anything, of the human personality survives after death. In this Medical Center Hour, faculty from the Division of Perceptual Studies highlight the unit's work since its founding,
I just got back from the 2018 GAME conference. It was an amazing experience!
The goal of the board is to empower Muslim youth across Europe to reclaim their own narratives and work for an inclusive world that acknowledges the dignity and rights of all. I was thrilled to join with this process and contribute my knowledge to young Muslims living in Europe.
Being involved with nonprofit and interfaith work means I get to meet some hella dope people doing amazing work.
This is a friend of mine who is focused on tending and nurturing spiritual emotions. She is an amazing human being engaged in helping all of us heal the world together.
As Japan prepares to host visitors from around the world for the 2020 Summer Olympics, a Tokyo sports and cultural events company has created a mosque on wheels that its head hopes will make Muslim visitors feel at home.
In case you need to be reminded that religious doctrine is ever-changing, yet consistently arbitrary. Serious people will be debating the “true meaning” of this ruling regarding ugly rubber shoes for centuries to come.