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Diversity the Hallmark of Religious Studies Progam

It has been a long journey from fervour to understanding, originating in an Iranian jail, now continuing through religious studies courses at the University of Alberta.

Staffer pays it forward for Christmas

Staffer pays it forward for Christmas by Carmen Rojas (Nov 22, 2007) A pile of presents to open and a big turkey meal with all the trimmings for dinner?year after year, m

Religion en Masse?

The annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature is the largest gathering of religion scholars in the world and among the largest scholarly congresses of

Study highlights historical roots of current strife in Zimbabwe

In 2000, the world watched in shock as Zimbabwe's government implemented a land-reform policy that encouraged the country's black peasantry to seize land from white farmers

Ibrahim Abu-Rabi named Islamic studies chair

The University of Alberta has appointed renowned scholar Ibrahim Abu-Rabi as the first holder of the Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities Chair in Islamic Studies, the first teaching and research chair of its kind in Canada

Kurdish writer becomes Edmonton?s first writer-in-exile

Late at night, when the guards weren?t watching, Jalal Barzanji did the only thing he knew would maintain his sanity: he wrote

U of A educators building schooling capacity in South Africa

If you want to help a developing country build capacity, you need to create something that continues long after you have left says University of Alberta researcher

New scholarships for Islamic Studies

Students in the Faculty of Arts received a generous gift from the State of Kuwait, which joins a growing list of donors supporting the university's emerging area of Islamic Studies

Appointments to the Board of Governors of the International Development Research Centre

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, on March 5, 2007 announced the appointment of Dr. W. Andy Knight to the Boa

Conference to gauge fallout from children in war

Repairing the damage from exploiting children in war is a huge battle in itself, but Dr. Andy Knight is leading the charge to ensure the United Nations is armed with a plan


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