The global islam & the arts teacher fellows program is a collaboration between the duke-unc consortium for middle east studies, carolina k-12, unc african studies center, carolina performing arts, carolina asia center, and unc world view. Contemporary global islam: confronting islamophobia in the us and abroad tuesday, october 10 at 9:30 am, graham center ballrooms as one of the world’s largest and fastest growing religions, islam exerts significant influence in politics, culture and society across the world. The global islamic media front (gimf) is an islamist propaganda organization that is associated with the terrorist group, al-qaeda, and other jihadist groups the gimf is known by the us federal bureau of investigation as an underground media organization the gimf specializes in production of jihadist material for distribution.
Global islam the global islam track will extend the category “global” beyond the traditional boundaries of the middle east, africa, south and southeast asia students will be trained to integrate the various contestations, innovations, traditions, and revisionist discourses among muslims into a mega-conversation about the meaning and impact of islam across space and time. A worldwide caliphate is the concept of a single one-world government, supported in particular by abu bakr al-baghdadi, a leader of the islamic fundamentalist militant group the islamic state of iraq and the levant.
Global islamic studies focuses upon the analysis of the cultural, political and religious influence muslims have in the globalized world by examining their past and present you study how islam became a fast-growing world religion and how perceptions of muslims and islam impact policies and conceptions of citizenship in both muslim-majority and non-muslim-majority countries throughout the world.
Global islam and the arts teacher fellows this intensive professional development opportunity will feature a year-long exploration of muslim cultures through music, dance, and dramatic performances during the 2016-17 carolina performing arts season, integrated with readings, scholarship, discussion, and pedagogy.
By 2050, followers of islam will match those following christianity, with the number of muslims surpassing christians globally by 2070, the pew research center projects, citing current differences in fertility rates, youth populations and conversions. At a roundtable event last month, commission vice-president frans timmermans discussed migration, anti-muslim discrimination, and the threats of “right-wing and ‘islamic extremism’ with ten imams who are based in eu member states.
Historically, islam was divided into two major religious denominations: sunni and shi'a of the total muslim population, 87-90% are sunni and 10-13% are shi'a most shi'as (between 68% and 80%) live in mainly four countries: iran, azerbaijan, bahrain and iraq today, many of the shia sects are extinct.
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