Category Archives: Islam and Religious Violence

Brussels Attacks

Militants carried out attacks in Brussels this morning, exploding two bombs at the airport and another at a subway station during the busy rush hour commute. Dozens of people have been killed and injured by the explosions. ISIS (the Islamic … Continue reading

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Mutual Imaginings of Europe and the Middle East Conference

Mutual Imaginings of Europe and the Middle East (800-1700) A conference is being organized at Barnard College on “Beyond Borders: Mutual Imaginings of Europe and the Middle East (800-1700).” Faculty and graduate students in medieval early modern European and Mediterranean … Continue reading

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Religious Violence against Students in Kenya

Al-Shabab gunmen carried out a brutal massacre of Christian students at a university in Kenya yesterday.  “Somali militants burst into a university in eastern Kenya on Thursday and killed nearly 150 students,” according to the New York Times. The New … Continue reading

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Religion and the Teaching of the Holocaust

Religious issues present complicated dilemmas in the teaching of many subjects. Instructors teaching about the Holocaust and other genocides confront complex histories , contentious politics, and traumatic legacies. The New York Times profiles Mehnaz M. Afridi, an Assistant Professor of … Continue reading

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ReligioWest Research Program

The ReligioWest research program, based at the European University Institute, pursues research on issues of religious pluralism, secularism, religion and the law, religion in the political sphere, and religious violence. The ReligioWest website indicates: “ReligioWest studies how different western states … Continue reading

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When Politicians and Journalists “Go Medieval”

Pre-modern religious violence has been thrust once again into the political spotlight in the United States this week. The Islamic State (ISIS) diffused horrific videos and photos of its execution of a Jordanian pilot by immolation. People around the world … Continue reading

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Religious Fundamentalism and Terrorism

Olivier Roy (Professor at the European University Institute, Firenze) is giving a presentation on “Are terrorism and jihadism a consequence of a religious fundamentalist radicalization?” The lecture will be held on 5 February 2015 at the University of Chicago Center … Continue reading

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