02 Mar 2022 | Educational

What is Islamophobia?

This short animated video answers the question "what is Islamophobia?"  It explains that Islamophobia is anti-Muslim racism and considers how it operates, who it effects, what its impacts are, how it is enabled, and how we can challenge it. read the complete article

30 Jun 2021 | Educational

Islamophobia: What Christians Should Know (and Do) about Anti-Muslim Discrimination

In her new book, writer and Catholic scholar of Muslim-Christian relations, Jordan Denari Duffner, examines how Christians have contributed to anti-Muslim prejudice and discrimination, and how the community, using tools rooted in faith, can work to dismantle it. Viewing Islamophobia as both a social justice and a religious freedom issue, Duffner makes the case that Christian faith calls us to combat religious discrimination even when it is not directed toward our own faith community. read the complete article

13 Mar 2021 | Educational

The Human Cost of Guantanamo Bay

In this conversation,  Nancy Hollander and former Guantánamo detainee, Mohamedou Ould Slahi talk on the human cost of Guantánamo Bay prison. Mohamedou Ould Slahi was detained without charges at the prison for 14 years and 2 months. Nancy Hollander is the criminal defense lawyer who won his release. read the complete article

22 Jul 2019 | Educational

RSIS Distinguished Public Lecture by Dr John L. Esposito

The resurgence of religion, in particular that form of religious revivalism popularly referred to as “religious fundamentalism,” has had deep roots and a profound impact on global politics and society since the late twentieth century. The resurgence has occurred in all the world’s major religions and across the world, from Africa, North America and Latin America to the Middle East and Asia. The conventional wisdom in modernisation and development studies had been that modernisation required the secularisation of politics and society. As one prominent expert put it, the choice in the Muslim world was between Mecca or mechanisation! The reassertion of religion in politics and society signaled a process of de-secularisation which has seen religion as a major factor and challenge in domestic and international politics and society in many parts of the world. This lecture will look at the role and future of religion in global politics and in combating violent extremism and terrorism in the 21st century. Distinguished Public Lecture by Bridge Founder and Director Dr. John L. Esposito. Courtesy: RSIS read the complete article