Islam

Mapping Muslim Communities in Mississippi (2006)

The history of Islam in Mississippi began, as it did throughout the Southern United States, during the slave trade. Despite the paucity of evidence concerning the belief and practice of slaves brought from West Africa, we have detailed knowledge of certain individual Muslim slaves. One prominent example is the fascinating life of Abd Rahman Ibrahima, a Muslim prince from 18th century Mali who was captured into the slave trade, settled in Natchez, Mississippi and eventually won his freedom through the intercession of Henry Clay. As cases like his are few and far...

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Moral Issues in Europe’s Migrant Crisis | February 25, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

March 8, 2016
“The countries neighboring Syria—Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan—have been extremely generous to the refugees,” says Michel Gabaudan, president of Refugees International. “But they’re bursting at the seams now, and that’s why we see people moving out. I think perhaps where we have failed is not to give sufficient support to these countries so that the host communities would feel the world was sharing the burden, and that’s a feeling that they don’t have.” More →

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2016 Feb 25

Religion and Resettlement: The role of religion in diaspora communities in the US

(All day)

Location: 

3307 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
The United States has been described as a nation of immigrants, but refugee and diaspora communities have come under close scrutiny in recent months. The World Faiths Development Dialogue, with support from the GHR Foundation, has undertaken a pilot project in partnership with Harvard University’s Pluralism Project in early 2015. Its goal was to explore the religious lives of refugees who settle in the US to better understand how religious communities, traditions, networks, or personal faith affect their adaptation and community-building in... Read more about Religion and Resettlement: The role of religion in diaspora communities in the US
2016 Jan 26

Waking in Oak Creek Screening and Discussion (Religion Refocused Film Series)

(All day)

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40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Waking in Oak Creek_1.26.16On Tuesday, January 26th, the Pluralism Project hosted a screening and discussion of the film Waking in Oak Creek at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square. Event partners include Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, Everett Gurdwara Sahib, Gurdwara Sikh Sangat Boston, Gurudwara Guru Nanak... Read more about Waking in Oak Creek Screening and Discussion (Religion Refocused Film Series)

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