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Bog i Til Tiden-serien. Forfatter og debatør Tarek Hussein tager fat på de tilsyneladende paradokser imellem et sekulært samfund og en lovreligion. Han skriver om synet på kvinden i islam, om kampen mellem kulturen og religionen. Han angriber de religiøse forkyndere i islam, de såkaldte ”Google-imamer”, og giver konkrete råd til unge muslimer, der føler sig pressede af imamernes krav om medgift, cølibat og renhed i troen. Det sorte skæg skriver sig lige ind i en af tidens største samfundsdebatter, og Tarek Hussein forsvarer sin egen religiøse praksis og viser, hvordan den er forenelig med at være dansk borger med de rettigheder og pligter, det kræver.
Jeg var 11, da min mor strammede tørklædet om mit hår.12, da mine forældre sendte mig på genopdragelse i Marokko.16, da de giftede mig bort til en voksen mand.Og 17, da jeg blev mor.Men jeg nægtede at leve en kuet kvindes liv.MIT INDRE ATLAS er en barsk, men også inspirerende historie om en rebelsk pige fra Roskilde, der ikke passede ind i sine forældres marokkanske glansbillede. Halima El Abassi fortæller om sin stjålne barndom i en familie fuld af forbud, skam og sanktioner. Om mulighederne, livet ikke byder en indvandrerpige, hvis hun bliver for dansk. Om kærlighedens ringe kår i et arrangeret ægteskab. Og om en forrykt skilsmisse, som truede Halima under jorden og sendte hende ud på en altomsluttende personlig nedtur.HALIMA EL ABASSIS historie er på en gang smertelig og forsonende – og den giver håb til den næste generation af danske piger og kvinder med anden etnisk baggrund, der har retten til at bestemme selv.
FANGET I FAMILIEN er en tankevækkende og gribende familiefortælling om et forspildt liv bag et drab i bandemiljøet, fortalt af en efterladt storesøster, der selv har kæmpet sig fri af den tunge sociale arv i den danske ”indvandrerklasse”.Kun 24 år gammel faldt Ari Hussein i en regn af kugler i Valbyparken natten til den 15. marts 2018. Hvem der skød, ved kun gerningsmændene, og de har holdt på deres blodige hemmelighed. Men hvad der gik forud, kan Aris storesøster fortælle, og i denne bog deler hun sin gribende historie.FANGET I FAMILIEN er en fortælling om tre børns tumultariske opvækst i en sammenbrudt kurdisk flygtningefamilie. Først på flugt fra Vollsmose med deres unge mor – på flugt fra deres far og hans flammende temperament. Siden fanget i et hjem uden grænser, på specialskoler, opholdssteder, ungdomsinstitutioner og – for Aris vedkommende – i fængsel. Mellissa Hussein fortæller, hvordan hun bevidnede sin lillebrors vej ind i den københavnske underverdens dødsspiral, fra knæk og ildspåsættelser som 12-årig til besiddelse af maskinpistoler og stoffer som 16-årig. Hvordan han blev pistolmand for Bandidos, skiftede til gadebanden LTF og rejste til Syrien og kæmpede mod Islamisk Stat, i et sidste desperat forsøg på at gøre noget nyttigt i et spildt liv.Mellissa Husseins bog er en rystende fortælling om børn, der lever på kanten i Danmark. Om storesøsteren, der vristede sig fri af arv og miljø. Og lillebroren, der valgte at leve uden for loven og blev indhentet af en fortid uden nåde. Bogen er baseret på Mellissa Husseins erindringer samt interviews med pårørende og vidner til Ari Husseins historie samt adgang til sagsfremstillinger fra sociale myndigheder og akter fra danske domstole.
Bogen Venligboerne – historien om en bevægelse fortæller historien om Venligboerne og den eksplosion af venlighed, der bredte sig via sociale medier og ud i lokalsamfundene. En venlighed, der manifesterer sig på mange måder: I venskaber på kryds og tværs. I debatten om flygtninge og medmenneskelighed. Og i håndfaste projekter som etablering af en fælles kolonihave i Skive, juridisk bistand i København, en møbelcentral i Ballerup og lektiehjælp i Hobro.I bogen beskrives Venligbo-bevægelsen helt fra den spædestart henover sommeren 2015, hvor flygtninge vandrede på danske motorveje, og til i dag. Bogen rummer desuden en række interviews med centrale personer i bevægelsen samt foto-dokumentation af mange af de projekter rundt omkring i hele Danmark, som engagerede Venligboere har etableret.Udgivelsen er støttet af Økumenisk Fond
Hvad betyder det for kirkens praksis, at vi netop har med ritualer at gøre? Hvilke muligheder er der for at kommunikere i form af prædiken inden for rituelle rammer? Hvordan skabes forbindelse mellem ritual og kommunikation? Hvad er forholdet mellem skrift og tale? Bogen undersøger disse spørgsmål og sætter dem i relation til den nutidige kirkelige og religiøse virkelighed.
Bestselling author S.A. Chakraborty's acclaimed Daevabad Trilogy is expanded with this compilation of stories from before, during, and after the events of The City of Brass, The Kingdom of Copper, and The Empire of Gold.
Manipulation, mystik, vold og hjernevask. Hvad sker der i en sekt? Hvad sker der i hovedet på dets ledere og medlemmer? Sekter lukrerer på vores ønske om at høre til og finde en dybere mening med livet. Hvordan kommer det dertil?I Sekten der ikke ville dø stiller tidligere medlem Camilla Johnson og journalist Anne Lea Landsted skarpt på Faderhusets historie: hvordan blev kirken til en sekt, og hvordan er det lykkedes den at gemme sig for myndighederne og fortsætte med at rekrutere medlemmer, heriblandt børn helt ned til ni år? I bogen står tidligere medlemmer af sekten frem og beretter om hjernevask og manipulation, om tvangsægteskaber, militærtræning og om både fysisk og psykisk vold mod både børn og voksne. Mange, der forlader sekten, står uden netværk, uden penge og uden identitet.
Identifying scientism as religion¿s secular counterpart, this collection studies contemporary contestations of the authority of science. These controversies suggest that what we are witnessing today is not an increase in the authority of science at the cost of religion, but a dual decline in the authorities of religion and science alike. This entails an erosion of the legitimacy of universally binding truth claims, be they religiously or scientifically informed. Approaching the issue from a cultural-sociological perspective and building on theories from the sociology of religion, the volume unearths the cultural mechanisms that account for the headwind faced by contemporary science. The empirical contributions highlight how the field of academic science has lost much of its former authority vis-à-vis competing social realms; how political and religious worldviews define particular research findings as favorites while dismissing others; and how much of today¿s distrust of science is directed against scientific institutions and academic scientists rather than against science per se.
This book presents an empirical examination of consent-seeking among Pashtun Muslims in the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), to determine whether cultural norms and beliefs have largely come to diverge from the principles of consent in Islamic law and jurisprudence. Is culture part of the 'inevitable decay' to which Max Müller says every religion is exposed? Or - if rephrased in terms of the research encapsulated within this book - are cultural beliefs and practises the inevitable decay to which Islam has been exposed in Muslim societies?Drawing on interviews with Muslims in Pakistan and Australia, the research broadly broaches questions around the rights of women in Islam and contributes to a wider understanding of Muslim social, cultural, and religious practices in both Muslim majority nations and diaspora communities. The author disentangles cultural practices from both religious and universal legal principles, demonstrating how consent seeking in Pashtun culture generally does not reflect the spirit or the intent of consent as described in Hanafi law and jurisprudence. This research will be of interest to students and scholars across sociology, anthropology, socio-legal studies, and law, with a focus on Islamically-justified law reform in Muslim nation states.
This book takes a social psychological perspective to study the ways in which identity, religious beliefs and well-being are related to and affect each other in the contemporary world. It simultaneously draws upon intellectual resources from the extant interdisciplinary literature to build connections within the broader societal context. In view of the social diversity and changes in post-globalization India, issues of identity, religion and well-being emerge as dynamic and vibrant aspects of social reality in both individual and group contexts, across age groups and genders. The current social-cultural-political scenario in the India, therefore, points to the need to investigate the outcome of personal and social well-being in relation to identity and religion. As contexts change, these issues take different shades and influence human conditions differentially. This book undertakes the investigation by going beyond the traditional tropes of behavioral science and discussing the dynamic interplay and confluence of socio-cultural-political variables in changing times. It draws from a large sample from the four major religious faiths in India-Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and Sikhism-and enables readers to understand significant interactions among facets of identity (personal and social), religious beliefs and practices and well-being (personal and social) with age and gender in an important segment of the global population.
This book, first ethnographic attempt, examines negated spaces, practices, and relationships that have been intentionally or unintentionally dismissed from academic and non-academic studies, articles, reports, and policy papers that investigate and debate the experiences of Coptic Orthodox Christians in Egypt. By taking the Coptic identity and faith to bars, liquor stores, coffeehouses, weed gatherings, prisons, casinos, night clubs, brothels, dating applications, and porn sites, this book argues that airing out this "e;dirty laundry"e; points to the limits of victimhood and activist narratives that shape the representation of Coptic grievances and interests on both national and international levels. By introducing misfits who exist in the shadows of the well-studied Coptic rituals, traditions, miracles, saints' apparitions, and street protests, the book highlights the contradiction between the centrality of sin to the (Coptic) Christian tradition and theology, on one hand, and on the other hand the dismissal of lives that are dominantly labelled as sinful while simultaneously studying Copts as agents or victims of history and in today's Egyptian society. Drawing on many years of fieldwork accompanied and preceded by periods the author spent as a student and a lay servant in different forms of services in the Coptic Orthodox Church, the book acknowledges the recent anthropological work that is critical of how the secular West and its academia misrepresent God and His believers in the Middle East. However, the fact that this book extends its arguments from "e;ethnographic confessions"e; collected from who deal with God on a daily basis since their childhood, it investigates the implications and consequences of inviting God to be part of an anthropological study that complicates aspects of repentance and salvation among the largest Christian minority in the Middle East.
This book argues that the way to ensure that American Jewish life flourishes is to create vibrant local communities and that the ability to thrive will be won or lost in the trenches of each locality. For every generalization about the Jews of America, one can say, "e;maybe, but it depends where."e; In the United States, Jewish life is up close and personal where local variations on national themes make a huge difference.The author presents case studies using in-depth analysis of data from nine Jewish community studies to illuminate eleven critical American Jewish policy issues. The analysis is used to formulate a range of policy options for different types of communities.This book is for anyone who cares about the future of American Jewry. It should be of particular interest to the lay leaders and professionals who play a role in Jewish nonprofits. It is also of great interest to researchers and students of Jewish studies and Jewish communal service.
This book brings together selected papers from scientists, theologians and philosophers who took part in the 2021 conference of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology based in Madrid, Spain. The contributions constitute a cutting-edge resource for considering questions from interdisciplinary perspectives, covering both the crucial role played by images and models in our thinking and also the limitations which are inherent in these linguistic devices. Questions addressed include: Can this use of images and models generate a creative pluralism, enabling us to think outside the disciplinary silos which are a feature of academic discourse? Can they enable fruitful, synergistic, interdisciplinary conversations? This book will appeal to students and academics alike, particularly those working in the fields of philosophy, theology, ethics and the history of science.
Inspired by the neoliberal paradigm that transposes religious behaviors into a religious marketplace framed by consumerist and capitalist models, this volume draws on ethnographic fieldwork to discuss the assemblage between the well-being trope and the rise of new spiritualities, as well as their deep permeation within mainstream culture. Building on previous literature that addresses the relationship between spirituality, healing and well-being, this text discusses the religious roots of mind-body practices. The contributions offer a critical perspective on the scope, limits and impacts of the current celebration of spiritualities. Part I provides theoretical insights for thinking about ways in which the prevalent ethics of well-being reframes subjectivities within the margins of neoliberal order. Part II demonstrates how spiritual economies are promoted, shaped and regulated by institutional forces such as States, law and the labor market. In part III, contributors describe in detail how spiritual economies unfold in specific cultural and social settings. The text appeals to students and researchers working on the spirituality and sociology of religion.
This collected volume is based on the proceedings of a symposium held in 2018 at York University, Canada, which was held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Israel. This symposium highlighted contemporary Jewish identity, Israel-Diaspora relations, and how Jewish life has been transformed in light of various types of antisemitism. The book considers the diasporic Jewish experiences through examining the intersections between various Jewish communities sociologically, historically, and geographically.The text covers world Jewry in general, and each of the diaspora and Israeli Jewries more specifically in the context of mutual responsibility, but also focuses on areas of tension concerning values and political matters. The challenges of antisemitism, racism, and nationalism are explored in terms of the relationship of the Jewish diasporas to their host countries. This text also covers antisemitism, which may take the form of traditional antisemitism or of the new antisemitism in the era of anti-Israel activity related to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement. The latter movement is especially prevalent on university campuses and has an impact on students, faculty, and staff. This volume is unique in its international perspective in examining issues of Jewish identity, Israel-diaspora relations, and antisemitism and will appeal to students and researchers working in the field.
This volume brings sustainability studies into creative and constructive conversation with actions, practices, and worldviews from religion and theology supportive of the vision and work of the UN SDGs. It features more than 30 chapters from scholars across diverse disciplines, including economics, ethics, theology, sociology, ritual studies, and visual culture. This interdisciplinary content presents new insights for inhibiting ecospheric devastation, which is inextricably linked to unsustainable financial, societal, racial, geopolitical, and cultural relationships. The chapters show how humanistic elements can enable the establishment of sustainable ways of thinking, feeling, and acting. This includes the aesthetic and emotive dimensions of life. The contributors cover such topics as empowering women and girls to systemically reverse climate change; nurturing interreligious peace; decolonizing landscapes; and promoting horticulture, ecovillages, equity, and animal ethics. Coverage integrates a variety of religious and theological perspectives. These include Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, and other traditions.To enable the restoration and flourishing of the ecosystems of the biosphere, human societies need to be reimagined and reordered in terms of economic, cultural, religious, racial, and social equitability. This volume illustrates transformative paradigms to help foster such change. It introduces new principles, practices, ethics, and insights to the discourse. This work will appeal to students, scholars, and professionals researching the ethical, moral, social, cultural, psychological, developmental, and other social scientific impacts of religion on the key markers of sustainability.
This book analyzes Jewish tropes in popular science fiction ranging from Star Trek and Marvel to other prominent franchises. Sometimes the representation is subtle and thought-provoking; other times, it is limited to cliche and oversimplification of characters. The chapters in this collection examine the representation of Jewish characters in films and franchises including Superman, Lord of the Rings, The Mandalorian, The Twilight Zone, and more to shed light on the broad range of representations of the Jewish experience in popular science fiction and fantasy.
"e;Follow the science"e; is a phrase we often hear these days. All too often it means "e;listen to anything coming from the scientific community that supports my position, but ignore anything which does not."e; During my lifetime, I have seen a number of changes in many things that were once "e;known"e; to be true. For instance, when I was in grade school, it was a commonly believed "e;fact"e; that lemmings committed suicide periodically by jumping off a cliff into the ocean. Likewise, everybody knew that ostriches, when confronted with danger, stuck their heads in the sand to hide. More recently, it was believed that the best way to deal with runoff from storms in urban areas was to get the water offsite as quickly as possible, collect it in large detention basins, and then release it slowly into receiving stream channels. The best way to deal with air pollutants, it was thought, was to send it high into the sky to disperse over a large area. Science has since proved that all of these concepts are not true. In this book, I look at some commonly accepted ideas about the origins of the universe and mankind as well as the account of the great flood of Noah. I have attempted to point out where the line between science and science fiction has been blurred, both by the scientific community and the Christian community. If we can learn to distinguish between fact and fiction, perhaps we can come closer to mutual acceptance.