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Al-Aqsa & Jerusalem Under Occupation "International Law, Religious Freedom & Israeli Attacks"

Islamophobia Studies Center, University of California Berkley, Director Bazian's Recorded Livestream (7.26.17) on Al-Aqsa Occupation
Link to Video
Al-Aqsa & Jerusalem Under Occupation
"International Law, Religious Freedom & Israeli Attacks

13 Sep 2017


Sexuality and Islam in France: Presentations by Denis Provencher

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Universitiy of Pittsburgh, Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored By: 
Univrsity of PIttsburgh's Departments of French and Italian and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program

The Department of French and Italian and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program presents:
Events on Sexuality and Islam in France
General lecture by Denis Provencher (Arizona), “Queer Maghrebi French”

11 Jul 2017


Elusive Struggle for Justice in Palestine

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Sixth Presbyterian Church (1688 Murray Ave in Pittsburgh)
Sponsored By: 
Friends of Sabeal

The Elusive Struggle for Justice in Palestine,” this Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Sixth Presbyterian Church (1688 Murray Ave in Squirrel Hill). This event will provide an opportunity to discuss how justice might best be accomplished by looking at tools that will facilitate the conversation, and also suggesting ways to put the conversation into action.

Tina Whitehead


Muslims in America Bibliography

For a variety of reasons, Muslims in America are in the public spotlight. As a result, the demand for information and analysis on Muslims and Islam in the United States has risen. At ISPU, we conduct objective, solution-seeking research that empowers American Muslims to develop their community and fully contribute to democracy and pluralism in the United States. It is our hope that these materials will allow a host of interested parties to do the same.

26 Mar 2018


Mohsin Hamid to Present in Pittsburgh

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Carnegie Music Hall 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213
Sponsored By: 
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

Mohsin Hamid to present as part of the Drue Heinz Trust Series in Pittsburgh, March 26, 2018. Single Tickets go on sale July 5, 2017.
Hamid's book Exit Wes is book being discussed at the CERIS book discussion on October 27, 2017 at Seton Hill University. A free book is available for to those who sign up at

Single tickets on sale July 5, 2017

22 Jun 2017


How to Be a Muslim: An American Story

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
White Whale Bookstore 4754 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224
Sponsored By: 
White Whale Bookstore

Book reading and discussion with author Haroon Moghul.

Moghul was thrust into the spotlight after 9/11, becoming an undergraduate leader at New York University’s Islamic Center forced into appearances everywhere: on TV, before interfaith audiences, in print. Moghul was becoming a prominent voice for American Muslims even as he struggled with his relationship to Islam. In high school he was barely a believer and entirely convinced he was going to hell. He sometimes drank. He didn’t pray regularly. All he wanted was a girlfriend.

(412) 224-2847

The Yemen Peace Project

The Yemen Peace Project is dedicated to defending the rights and interests of Yemeni Americans, advocating for peaceful, constructive US policies toward Yemen, and increasing understanding between Americans and Yemenis. A site to stay informed with current postings from Yemen and opportunities to take action.

17 May 2017


The Trump Administration and the Islamic World From Fighting Extremism to Building Peace and Prosperity

Thursday, May 18, 2017 (All day)
Renaissance Hotel 999 9th Street, NW Washington DC 20001
Sponsored By: 
Center for Islam and Democracy

4 Important and Timely Topics:
1- The Resurgence of Islamophobia: Examining the Roots of Current Anti-Muslim Bigotry
2- Trump and the War against "Radical Islamic Terrorism": Implications for the Region and the West

3- Can Tunisia Provide Hope for Democracy and Prosperity in the Arab World?

4- Trump's Embrace of Political Authoritarianism: Whither the Future of the Arab-Islamic World?


8:30 - 9:00 Registration

19 Apr 2017


Diverse Spiritualities: Embodiment and Relationality in Religions of Africa and its Diasporas

Thursday, April 20, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, April 22, 2017 (All day)
University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Department of Religious Studies and Department of Africana Studies

Symposium Schedule for Thursday, April 20th @ 630 William Pitt Union:
Pre-keynote Reception
5:00 – 6:00 PM

6:00 – 6:15 PM

Keynote Lecture by Dr. Stephanie Mitchem (University of South Carolina): “The Embodied Power of Sankofa”
View the flyer online here or attached above.
6:15 – 7:30 PM
Q&A from 7:15 – 7:30 PM

Symposium Schedule for Friday, April 21st @ 630 William Pitt Union:
Pre-keynote Reception
4:00 – 5:00 PM


18 Apr 2017


Saving Lifta: Home, Memory, and Future in the Last Nakba Village

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Pittsburgh University Center for International Studies

At a time of mass displacement across the Middle East, Palestinian refugees of the 1948 war—and their descendants—remain at the center of the world’s longest-running, unresolved refugee situation. Approaching seventy years since the war that would become known as both the Israeli War of Independence and the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe), the longevity of the Palestinian refugee issue is widely linked to the failure of the official “peace process” that began in the 1990s with the purported aim of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


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