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Centre for Research and Evaluation in Muslim Education

Centre for Research and Evaluation in Muslim Education The Centre for Research and Evaluation in Muslim Education (CREME) is the first research centre of its kind in a mainstream British university. Our centre has since its inception in 2012 produced, supported and disseminated research on wide ranging issues pertaining to Muslim education including the theory of Islamic education, the role ... Read More »

Pedagogy, texts and educational thought in Muslim contexts: a reading group series

Pedagogy, texts and educational thought in Muslim contexts: a reading group series Dr Ayman Agbaria will be leading a reading group series in September and October 2018, focusing on educational thought and practice in Muslim contexts, through a close reading of classical texts from Muslim history. The sessions will be based on he English language translations of these texts. The ... Read More »

Calls grow for U.N. action on China’s Muslim ‘re-education camps’

Calls grow for U.N. action on China’s Muslim ‘re-education camps’ GENEVA (Reuters) – France and Germany have called on China to close “re-education camps” in its restive far western region of Xinjiang where up to one million Uighurs and other Muslims are thought to be held for political indoctrination as pressure grows for UN action. Reports of mass detentions and ... Read More »

Suit accuses Weber State of discrimination against Muslim faculty member

The suit accuses Weber State of discrimination against the Muslim faculty member Tauriq Hussain Shah said his supervisor called Muslim prayer rugs “flying carpets,” complained about Ramadan and allowing prayer breaks, and once said he planned to have a “come to Jesus or Allah or whatever he believes in or Abraham meeting” with a Muslim student. “Weber State did not ... Read More »

China Is Detaining Muslims in Vast Numbers. The Goal: ‘Transformation.

China Is Detaining Muslims in Vast Numbers. The Goal: ‘Transformation. HOTAN, China — On the edge of a desert in far western China, an imposing building sits behind a fence topped with barbed wire. Large red characters on the facade urge people to learn Chinese, study law and acquire job skills. Guards make clear that visitors are not welcome. Inside, ... Read More »

China Uighurs: Xinjiang legalises ‘re-education’ camps

China Uighurs: Xinjiang legalises ‘re-education’ camps China’s western Xinjiang region has written “vocational training centres” for Muslim Uighurs into law amid growing international concern over large-scale disappearances there. Xinjiang says the centres will tackle extremism through “thought transformation”. Rights groups say detainees are made to swear loyalty to President Xi Jinping and criticise or renounce their faith. In August, China ... Read More »

Xinjiang official defends ‘education centres’ for Uighur Muslims

Xinjiang official defends ‘education centres’ for Uighur Muslims The top official in China’s Xinjiang region has given the most detailed description yet of the alleged use of internment camps for Uighur Muslims. In an interview with state media, Shohrat Zakir said the “vocational education” centres were proving effective in staving off terrorism. He said “trainees” were grateful for the opportunity ... Read More »

China’s mass indoctrination camps evoke Cultural Revolution

China’s mass indoctrination camps evoke Cultural Revolution “The psychological pressure is enormous, when you have to criticize yourself, denounce your thinking — your own ethnic group,” said Bekali, who broke down in tears as he described the camp. “I still think about it every night, until the sun rises. I can’t sleep. The thoughts are with me all the time.” ... Read More »

How religion may affect educational attainment: scholarly theories and historical background

How religion may affect educational attainment: scholarly theories and historical background Religion and education, two of humankind’s most ancient endeavors, have long had a close relationship. Historians and social scientists have written about this relationship and about how the two may influence each other. This chapter presents a broad overview of scholarly research into the ways religion can affect educational ... Read More »

WHY CHINA’S HUI MUSLIMS FEAR THEY’RE NEXT TO FACE CRACKDOWN ON RELIGION

WHY CHINA’S HUI MUSLIMS FEAR THEY’RE NEXT TO FACE CRACKDOWN ON RELIGION Outside, a group of Hui tourists speaking with a northern accent – women in black robes and men in white caps – take turns posing for photographs with the giant mosque behind them. While the Chinese government has cracked down on religious activities among the Muslim Uygur community ... Read More »