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Back to school? 2019 Study about Muslim College Students

Announced by University of Pittsburgh

DID YOU KNOW?

According to our new report, campus Muslim Student Association involvement is unrelated to confidence in one’s faith, suggesting that campus MSAs are welcoming to all Muslims in different places on their spiritual journey. Read our new report for more insights on MSA members. (https://www.ispu.org/2019-survey-of-msa-west-student-members-perseveranc...)

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Islamophobia Research, An Initiative at Georgetown University

The Bridge Initiative is a multi-year research project on Islamophobia housed in Georgetown University. The Bridge Initiative aims to disseminate original and accessible research, offers engaging analysis and commentary on contemporary issues, and hosts a wide repository of educational resources to inform the general public about Islamophobia. Available at the site are fact sheets, articles, infographics and more. Sign up for mailing to get up to date information on Islamophobic news.

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Bridging Cultures Bookshelf-Muslim Journeys

The "Muslim Journeys" website offers resources for exploring new and diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. Start your journey by choosing a theme or a book.

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Educators Toolkit

In schools across the United States today, educators do more than just teach academic subjects. One of the most important things a teacher can do is to understand the diversity of backgrounds and experiences of their students and teach them how to work together. Are you an educator who wants to create an inclusive and enriching classroom experience? If so, this toolkit is for you. These evidence-based resources built by expert scholars will help you foster a safe learning environment for all of your students, especially those who happen to be Muslim.

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Counter-Islamophobia Kit

Counter-Islamophobia Kit
This two year project is funded by the European Commission – Directorate of Justice, and brings together experts from across Europe.
The project will critically review dominant anti-Muslim narratives, and also compare the use and efficacy of prevailing counter-narratives to Islamophobia in eight European Union member states (France, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Portugal, Greece and the UK).

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Arabic in the Sky

An article in Aramco World about the history of naming stars.

Scholars have identified 210 visible stars that carry Arabic names, some of which preserve older names that date back to Babylon and Sumeria. In this illustration, the 30 brightest stars with Arabic names appear as eight-pointed stars, in sizes adjusted for their relative magnitudes, or brightnesses. some 210 of the brightest and most visible stars have modern names of Arabic origin.

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Sapelo Square

Sapelo Square is an online resource on Black Muslims in the United States. Their mission is to celebrate and analyze the experiences of Black Muslims in the United States to create new understandings of who they are, what they have done, and why that matters.Sapelo Square seeks to provide informed and thought provoking content that leads to innovative and transformative action. Sapelo Square is a gathering space that builds on the long tradition of Islam in Black America and reflects the vitality of Black Muslim Life.

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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.

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“Two Deserts, One Sky”

“Two Deserts, One Sky” is a project by UA doctoral student Danielle Adams. It gives information and activities on Islamic astronomy, which was highly developed in the medieval Muslim world. Medieval Arabs, Persians, Spaniards, etc. used astronomy to calculate Muslim prayer times, navigate through deserts and across seas, and determine figure out night shifts for water supplies.

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