25 Aug 2018


March for Peace

Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Schenely Plaze, Oakland, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Thomas Merton Center, CAIR-PGH,

A coalition of activists from the Thomas Merton Center and several different social and political advocacy groups in town are meeting in Oakland on August 25, at 10:30 a.m., for a rally in Schenley Plaza.

The organizers understand the U.S. is not technically “at war” with another country right now, a march such as ours is more necessary than ever. The US military budget now stands at $700 billion, which amounts to 54% of all discretionary spending. It is at its highest since 1945 in constant dollars, exceeding military spending during the Cold War and the Korean and Vietnam wars.

13 Sep 2018


Impact of Emerging Digital Technology and Social Media on Muslim Communities: NAAIMS 47th Annual National Conference

Friday, September 14, 2018 (All day)
New York, NY
Sponsored By: 
Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center The Graduate Center City University of New York (CUNY)

Abstracts: March 23, 2018
Final Papers: August 20, 2018
Social Media is very popular in the Muslim world and has become the “go to” source for Muslims
seeking information on Islamic practices and beliefs. The Internet serves as an emerging interpretive
space for understanding Islam which has led to the increasing fragmentation of already decentralized
traditional ‘ulematic authority. When Muslims seeking spiritual and/or religious guidance go to the

Professor Anna Akasoy

19 Oct 2018


Book Discussion:

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 5:00pm
Seton Hill University, 1 Seton Hill Dr, Greensburg, PA 15601
Sponsored By: 
CERIS, Seton Hill Univeristy

Educators and librarians are invited to our fall 2018 book discussion on October 19th. The book for discussion is An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine. We will begin with a complementary dinner at 5 PM and the book discussion at 6 PM in the Greensburg Room of the Administration Building. Twenty free copies are available. Dr. Rachel Sternfeld, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania will lead the discussion.

Elaine Linn, or Fran Leap

31 Dec 2018


Qatar Foundation International and the Middle East Outreach Council's Educator Book Program

Monday, December 31, 2018 - 11:30pm
Sponsored By: 
Qatar Foundation International, Middle East Outreach Council

As part of its overall mission to support the understanding and teaching of the Middle East as well as Arab society and culture in public and public charter K-12 schools in the United States, Qatar Foundation International (QFI), in partnership with the Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC), is pleased to offer its Educator Book Program which will provide K-12 educators with the opportunity to obtain multiple classroom sets of books recognized by the MEOC Annual Book Awards.