Access Islam - Timeline

WEB RESOURCE This timeline of events related to the founding and spread of Islam covers from 660 to 2005, with sections on the life of Mohammed and the first caliphs, the Umayyads, the Abbasids, The Sejuks, and Fatimids, the Ottomans, Safavids and Mughals, and the Modern Era. A last timeline from 1530 to 2006 highlights the history of Muslims in America.

The Myanmar Rohingya Tragedy: Religious Dimensions of a Refugee Crisis

WEB RESOURCE The tragic Rohingya refugee situation illustrates all too well the complex roles of religious beliefs, related perceptions, and religious diplomatic efforts in addressing an acute humanitarian and political crisis.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day - January 27th

WEB RESOURCE This site has a rich array of materials related to Holocaust Remembrance Day. It features photo archives, a database of Shoah Victims, slideshows, video, and much more.

Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust by Karen G. Ruelle.

CHILDREN'S BOOK From 1940-44 the Nazis occupied Paris, France. The staff of the Grand Mosque in Paris rescued at least 100 possibly as many as 1732 Jews, POWs, and Muslims, including children. This true story also describes the inspections by the Nazi soldiers, the Kabyles Resistance, and a hospital with a Muslim doctor who rescued and treated Jewish children and Allied soldiers.

Comparing Religious Liberty: A Roundtable Discussion

WEB VIDEO On April 3, 2013, Stanford's Constitutional Law Center hosted and academic panel on the topic "Comparing Religious Liberty: A Roundtable Discussion." This video of this discussion, which focused on religious liberty in France, Turkey and the U.S., was moderated by Jim Sonne, director of Stanford's Religious Liberty Clinic with Stanford Law School Professors Michael McConnell & Jack Rakove, Assistant Professor Kabir Tambar from Stanford's Department of Anthropology and Denis Lacorne from SciencesPo Paris serving as featured speakers.

Shtetl Life

WEB RESOURCE This video from the PBS series The Story of the Jews explores Jewish life under Russian rule at the turn of the 20th Century by analyzing photographs of shtetl life taken by a group of Jewish ethnographers. When Jews in the Polish-Lithuanian kingdom came under Russian rule, they were expelled to the Pale of Settlement that stretched from the Baltic to the Black Sea. These photographs revealed the diverse occupations of the Jews and the ways in which shtetl life preserved a sense of community even for a community in exile.

Black Faith and the Black Radical Tradition

WEB RESOURCE Much of Black-led activism today issues a radical challenge to liberal democracy. Consider, for example, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, which has called for de-funding the police, or the Nap Ministry, which advocates for rest as a form of resistance to capitalism. Both of these movements not only call for a radical rethinking of the political status quo, but also can be said to exemplify the ways in which Black radical thought is shaped by ethical and religious principles. This is part of the Berkeley Formum at Georgetown University.

God and Caesar: A Never-ending Competition

WEB RESOURCE This article describes the ways that religion and government have regularly been competitive over which seat of power, religious leaders or political leaders, has the right to determine how society is run.