This lecture will discuss the role and implications of religious principles, specifically mysticism, for understanding and theorizing international relations and global politics, as well as the search for resolving global conflicts
This lecture will look at the current (dis)balance of Christianity and Islam in Russia, its historical origins and its current effects, in the context of Putin’s patriotism. Finally, particular attention will be paid to the institutional relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and Islamic organizations.
Join us for a discussion with Dr. Simona Merati about her book, "Muslims in Putin's Russia: Discourse on Identity, Politics, and Security". The book explores Russian contemporary discourse on Islam and its influence on Russian state policies.
According to Islamic belief, Ramadan commemorates the first revelation of the Quran from God to the Prophet Muhammad, through the angel Gabriel. This communal breaking of the fast welcomes Muslims and non-Muslims alike to come together in a celebratory meal. It will begin with a short lecture on the history of Ramadan and fasting within Islam, and will go on to discuss the many variations of fasting within different religious communities. RSVP at FIUIftar2018.eventbrite.com