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Harvard Divinity School (HDS) Professor Ousmane Kane’s work focuses on Muslim globalization and the history of Islamic religious institutions and organizations. His book “The Homeland Is the Arena: Religion, Transnationalism and the Integration of Senegalese Immigrants in America” looks at the community of the Senegalese who came to New York and the importance they assign to their religious communities. Kane will deliver an inaugural lecture on Thursday at Harvard Divinity School to celebrate the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professorship of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society. He spoke with HDS Communications recently about his work and the transformation of Islamic identities.HDS: In a recent Harvard Divinity Bulletin interview, you stated that until recently, “90 percent of books published on Islam dealt with the Arab world, yet Arabs represent only 20 percent of the global Muslim population.” Why do you think that was the case, and what has changed?KANE: Up until now, major university presses in the United States and Great Britain published disproportionately on Islam in the Middle East. The decision to consider a book for publication is partly a commercial decision (Will this book sell?). All other things being equal, an editor at a major university press is more likely to be interested in a book dealing with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt or Syria (assumed to sell many more copies) than in a book dealing with Sufi Muslims in Guinea or Burkina Faso. Worthy of note, however, is that there is a growing body of published works on Muslim communities in the West that deal with Muslims from the whole world, including the so-called periphery of the Islamic world.HDS: How did you become interested in issues of diaspora and transnationalism? KANE: The initial focus of my research was Islam and Muslim societies in Africa. A decade or so ago, it became obvious to me that African immigrants in the West were making a major impact in the development of their homeland. I came to the United States in 2001 to study Senegalese immigrants and their relationships with their country and with other Muslims and non-Muslims in the United States. That is how my interest in the study of Muslim globalization — and more generally of diaspora and transnationalism — started. Tens of millions of Muslims have settled or were born in Western countries in the last three decades. This is unparalleled in history and raises a number of challenges for host and sending societies.HDS: In your research of Senegalese immigrants in New York, how big a role did religion (Islam) have in the process of settlement?KANE: The neighborhoods where Senegalese and other Muslim immigrants from French-speaking West Africa settled in the mid-1980s were exposed to high criminality. Given that the majority of these immigrants entered the United States with a tourist visa and overstayed, the process of settlement was far from easy. Many had been attacked, and a few dozen murdered in the 1980s and early 1990s. In response to prevailing insecurity, they created a variety of self-help associations based on nationality, gender, ethnicity, sect, etc., to support each other. Muslim societies provided to these immigrants emotional safety and some material support. These societies also strove to build strong relations between these immigrants and their homeland, hence their appeal to the first generation of immigrants.HDS: You stated that, for the first generation of Senegalese immigrants, their relationship with America was ambiguous because they were excited about the new opportunities that the United States provided, but cautious about their children becoming too “Americanized.” Are they fearful their children will abandon their religious roots?KANE: Yes, they are. Vertical transmission of religious beliefs is always a challenge for immigrants who settled as a religious minority. Add to that the decline of the practice of religion in Western societies in the late 20th century. So parents — even if they are not very religious — are concerned that their children might desert religious and other homeland cultural norms.HDS: You mention that there is a crisis in gender relations in these immigrant communities, and one reason is because women are sometimes making more money than men — in hair braiding, for example. How pervasive is this crisis, and do you feel it crosses generations?KANE: As they joined the labor force and sometimes earned higher incomes than men, women questioned inherited gender norms, particularly those pertaining to the division of labor in the domestic sphere. This was one of the many causes of the crisis of gender relations that resulted in high divorce rates among Senegalese immigrant couples. But over time, even some first-generation immigrant men and women have become more flexible and have adopted more egalitarian gender relations. Although I have not yet researched enough the second generation, I surmise that their gender ideologies and practices differ from — and are thus more egalitarian than — those of their parents.HDS: You used a phrase in that interview that I found fascinating: “the scientific study of religion.” Can you explain what you mean by that?KANE: I now realize that this notion is a bit problematic. What I meant is an academic, non-sectarian study of religion — submitting scriptures to critical inquiry and using tools of the social sciences — as opposed to a sectarian religious education, which I received earlier in my life. But I am of course aware that social science research does not carry the guarantee of truth and objectivity.HDS: You said that Islam in sub-Saharan Africa has been a marginalized field in Islamic studies. Is that still true, or is the field of study in academia growing?KANE: The field has grown tremendously in the last decade. A few international journals on African Islam have been established. One major publisher in Islamic studies in the Netherlands has created a series on Islam in Africa and published a dozen monographs. But our field is ghettoized. Scholars in the field may engage the work of experts of Middle Eastern Islam, but experts of Islam in North Africa or Egypt or South Asia still do not engage our work in any significant way. The good news is that a few universities in Europe and in the United States have established positions in African Islam in recent years. This will hopefully contribute to give to the field greater visibility.HDS: How important is it for you to approach your work from an interdisciplinary perspective?KANE: Two types of approaches have dominated the field of Islam and Muslim societies in Africa. On one hand, there are Islamicists who focus on the study of ideas, texts, theology and history. On the other hand, there are social scientists with no linguistic competence to study the scriptures who focus on the recent period and who study state/society relations and the role of Muslim notables in politics. Each of these two approaches has its strengths, and their combination through an interdisciplinary approach provides an interesting perspective.HDS: What kind of relationship do you have with the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard, and is there something about the program that you feel makes it unique compared with other similar centers across the country or world?KANE: The Alwaleed Program in Islamic Studies brings together Islamic studies scholars from across the University and Greater Boston. I serve on the advisory committee of the program, which strives to promote Islamic studies at Harvard. In addition to the already distinguished Islamic studies faculty in other departments at Harvard, the Alwaleed Foundation is supporting the establishment of four professorships on contemporary Islam here. This gives us unparalleled resources in Islamic studies.HDS: What are you working on now?KANE: I am working on the transformation of Islamic identities in the Sahel, looking particularly at transnational jihadi movements. I will teach “Religion and Political Violence in the Sahel” in the fall of 2014. Jihad movements in northern Mali and northern Nigeria have attracted media attention because of the operations they are conducting. They defeated the Malian army and occupied two-thirds of Malian territory in 2012. In northern Nigeria, the most powerful army of Africa has not been able to suppress the Boko Haram insurgency in the last few years. Are these countries the exception in West Africa, or are they just the tip of the iceberg? That is what I am investigating now.
About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. View Comments Iconic magical duo Penn and Teller are back on Broadway in—you guessed it—Penn & Teller at the Marquis Theatre. The two return to the Great White Way after their first Broadway gig in 1987 and in 1991 with The Refrigerator Tour. To celebrate their latest conjuring, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Roberson” transformed them into the mystical sketch above. In addition to Penn Jillette and one-name-wonder Teller, the portrait features assistant Georgie Bernasek and piano man Mike Jones. You can catch them all at the Marquis Theatre through August 16! Related Shows Penn & Teller Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 16, 2015
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Relay for Life Donegal will host Donegal’s first Cancer Conference on the 5th April 2014 in The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny. This is a unique conference as it is the first time that a conference has been delivered for both survivors and their caregivers.The key speakers, who have a wealth of experience and knowledge, will discuss a wide range of topics which will be relevant and of great benefit and interest to all who attend. Admission is free (including lunch) but early booking is essential.If you would like to attend the conference email us at [email protected] or telephone one of the following; Ena at 087 9966096, Mags at 087 6865828, Laura at 086 3517202 or Robert at 087 2716344.Two of Relay for Life Donegal’s Survivors share an extract of their story:ANTHONY DELAP (Survivors Choir) “When I was young the word cancer wasn’t even whispered. It was too frightening a word to say aloud. If someone was diagnosed with this disease it was considered to be a life sentence. Thankfully, years of tireless work and research by dedicated doctors and scientists have not only eased the pain and suffering of those who are terminally ill, but have also greatly increased the chances of survival of many others. I should know- because I am one of those survivors.The conference to be held on the 5th April 2014 at the Mount Errigal Hotel will offer a fantastic opportunity for everyone who attends to talk aloud or simply listen if they wish to the many experts who will be at hand on the day.The Relay for Life Donegal events held over the past two years have been a tremendous success from many prospectives. Last year, €320,728 was raised to help fund some of the vital research that I’ve mentioned. In addition to this €328,225 was spent by the Irish Cancer Society in Donegal.However, Relay for Life Donegal is much more than a fundraising event and because of this I eagerly anticipate the Relay for Life Donegal event being held at the LYIT on the 31/5/14 – 1/6/14. It will be great to meet up again with friends and people who have had similar experiences as me”.BERNIE GALLAGHER (Survivor and former Committee member) “Being involved with Relay for Life Donegal has been one of the highlights of my life. Being a survivor I wanted to do something with the life I was gifted second time around and Relay for Life Donegal arrived just at the right time! I found it gave me something to focus on where I could help others who went through a similar plight to mine. Cancer is a daunting word to say the least, but I found you find strength in talking about it and being surrounded by people who care.Relay for Life Donegal is like one big family. The event itself was therapeutic. It provided a platform for those touched by cancer; where they could share their emotions and cry in front of strangers without feeling embarrassed. It released emotions that people kept hidden for far too long and allowed them to live again. For me, this was the most significant part of the event, as the atmosphere it created was one of love and togetherness – people need this when dealing with cancer”.If you would like to register a team for the Relay for Life Donegal event on the 31/5/14 – 1/6/14 email us at [email protected] or telephone Nicola on 086 8880399.RELAY FOR LIFE TO HOST DONEGAL’S FIRST CANCER CONFERENCE was last modified: March 26th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cancer ConferenceRelay for Life
New Zealand’s 2-0 series defeat on home pitches by Australia was a disappointing end to the Brendon McCullum era and showed the Black Caps have work to do if they hope to consistently challenge the top Test nations.Captain McCullum bowed out of international cricket fittingly with the fastest Test century in his final match, but was powerless to prevent his side from slumping to another defeat in Christchurch on Wednesday.The post-McCullum era begins in earnest at the World Twenty20 in India next month, with Kane Williamson to take the reins, but New Zealand will not be able to measure themselves against a Test power until touring South Africa in a two-match series in August.Australia’s win, which ended the hosts’ unbeaten run in home Test series dating back to 2012, highlighted a number of shortcomings. Chief among them was a lack of penetration with the ball. Also read: Brendon McCullum looks forward to do nothing after retirement Opening pair Tim Southee and Trent Boult, lauded as one of the best pace duos in the world, had poor returns. Southee failed to get any swing or seam and took just three wickets at 67.33, more than twice his career average of 32.12.With his pace also down, McCullum said the bowler had work to do.”There’s other guys coming through who are performing very well and it’s going to push Tim to make sure he’s operating at his best which we saw for a good 12-18 months,” McCullum said.”He’s got some challenges but I still believe he’s a strong leader in the group and he’s just got to smooth out some of his rough edges.”advertisementBoult also failed to generate anywhere near the pace of 12 months ago, while extracting little appreciable swing. He took five wickets at 53.80. Coach Mike Hesson felt his bowlers had the worst of the pitch and conditions but also lamented their failure to get reverse swing with the older ball.Offspinner Mark Craig was hit out of the side by Australia’s batsmen, with two wickets for 153 runs in the first test at Wellington’s Basin Reserve. New Zealand’s top order struggled compared to their opponents and is set for a shake-up, with Henry Nicholls likely to fill McCullum’s spot at number five after a handy first series at four.Tom Latham showed flashes of his potential but failed to cash in with big scores after setting platforms in both Tests. Martin Guptill, however, scored just 81 runs in his four innings, renewing doubts of his credentials as a viable Test opener.The 29-year-old still has issues with the moving ball but Hesson said he remained a work in progress in tests and there were no plans to drop him down the order.”Martin still hasn’t quite nailed it at test level but again we think he has some good qualities,” Hesson said.Those problems aside, McCullum felt he had left the team and its culture in good hands, with Kane Williamson almost certain to replace him as test captain.”If there’s one criticism of us, we’ve probably been a little bit inconsistent with flashes of brilliance,” he said.”The next stage for this team is to reach a high performing level on a consistent basis.”
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Arsenal fullback Tierney had sleepless nights over Celtic decisionby Ansser Sadiq17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal left-back Kieran Tierney admits that it was a tough decision to leave Celtic this summer.The defender had long been linked to a move away, especially to a Premier League club.But it took winning three successive league titles and getting a mega offer from Arsenal to finally tempt Tierney to leave a club he loves.Tierney told the Daily Record: “It has been hard, people probably think ‘he just moved for this reason or that reason’ but they don’t realise it was a big thing for me.”I don’t have to explain my love for Celtic, everyone knows it’s my club and the club I’ve supported all my life. But this was a chance to move to a massive club in England.”Everyone told me it was a great move, it’s a chance to come here and play against some of the best players in the world.”And every day I am training with some of the best players in the world too. It was an opportunity to better myself.”Sometimes you have to look at your career as well as what your heart is telling you to do and it was the toughest decision of my life.”It kept me up at nights thinking about it. People who are around me know how hard it was.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd keeper David De Gea won’t make Liverpool clashby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David De Gea’s groin injury suffered with Spain is understood not to be serious.But it is still likely to keep him out of the clash with Liverpool this weekend, says the Mirror.De Gea suffered the injury in the second-half of Spain’s 1-1 draw with Sweden in a Euro 2020 qualifier on Tuesday night, forcing him out of the game.The United goalkeeper will undergo a scan and full assessment in Manchester on Wednesday, but the early indication from those close to the 29-year-old is that it is not a serious issue.However, a groin strain, rather than a full muscle tear, could see De Gea sidelined for several weeks, ruling him out of Sunday’s visit of league leaders Liverpool, as well as next week’s Europa League tie away to Partizan Belgrade, the Premier League trio to Norwich and United’s EFL Cup tie away to Chelsea.
Former Penn State Assistants Tom Bradley, Greg Schiano Were Aware Of Sandusky Abuse, Per Released Deposition
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – NOVEMBER 18: Terrell Golden #4 and Maurice Evans #48 of Penn State celebrate as they enter the field before the game against Michigan State at Beaver Stadium November 18, 2006 in University Park, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)Various court documents from the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal have been released, and they reveal how much Penn State coaches knew about the abused committed by the former Nittany Lions defensive coordinator before the story broke in 2011. In a deposition of Mike McQueary, the former Penn State quarterback and coach who witnessed Sandusky assaulting a 10-year old boy in 2002, he revealed that former defensive coordinator Tom Bradley was “not shocked” when hearing about what he had seen, because he was aware of previous allegations against Sandusky. Bradley, who is now at UCLA, told McQueary that in the 1990s, Greg Schiano also witnessed Sandusky “doing something to a boy in the shower.”Bradley coached in various roles at Penn State from 1979 to 2011. In 2014, he joined the staff at West Virginia, and is currently the defensive coordinator at UCLA. Schiano served as a graduate assistant and then defensive backs coach at Penn State from 1990 to 1995. He went on to spend 10 years as head coach at Rutgers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is currently entering his first season as co-defensive coordinator at Ohio State.Earlier today, released testimony from one of Sandusky’s victims revealed that former head coach Joe Paterno was made aware of an allegation of abuse against Sandusky in 1976.[@PancakeCatapult]