Tag Archives: multiculturalism

Swedish Multicultural History (Re)Written: First Muslim Friday Prayer called from Swedish Minaret

Last Friday, April 26 2013, was the first time that the Friday prayer (Azan), as well as any other Muslim prayer was called out from a Swedish mosque.  As the Azan was called, around a thousand local residents and dozens of journalists had gathered. “A historical day. My tears are running of happiness.” said Erol […]

SPD Candidate Backs Muslim-Friendly Gym Class

When it comes to the integration of Germany’s Muslim minority, the center-left Social Democrats tend to be much less hard-line than Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives. But on Wednesday evening, SPD chancellor candidate Peer Steinbrück may have gone a step too far when he waded into what in the past has been a hornet’s nest of […]

Rights of women and the crisis of multiculturalism: Prof. Anne Phillips

Professor Anne Phillips, Director of the Gender Institute at London School of Economics, presenting on “rights of women as a crisis of multiculturalism”. Introduced by Çağlayan Arslan Watch the whole lecture here (length: 96 minutes).

Language, Religion and the Politics of Difference

Professor Rogers Brubaker (UCLA) giving the 2012 Ernest Gellner Memorial Lecture on “Language, Religion and the Politics of Difference”. Watch the full lecture here (length: 48 minutes).

Nationalism and Globalisation: new settings, new challenges

The Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law will host an international symposium over two days, 23-24 May 2013, bringing together research on the interface between nationalism and multiculturalism on the one hand, and the evolving dynamics of transnational constitutionalism on the other. A group of leading scholars in the area will present on current developmen s […]

Islam Leader Calls for Muslim Holidays in Germany

In 2010 former German President Christian Wulff made the assertion that, “Islam belongs in Germany,” provoking something of a conservative backlash. Now, Germany’s Central Council of Muslims (ZMD) is bringing the topic back into the public eye — and suggesting the introduction of statutory Muslim holidays throughout Germany. Council chairman Aiman Mazyek told the Thursday edition of the […]

Nationalism, Multiculturalism and Recognition in Europe (Lecture)

‘And People’s Concerns Were Genuine: Why Didn’t We Listen More?’: Nationalism, Multiculturalism and Recognition in Europe Professor Umut Özkırımlı, Professor in Contemporary Turkey Studies at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University. The aim of this paper is to draw attention to the dangerous nature of the current debates on immigration and multiculturalism in […]