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Rose Aslan
Rose Aslan is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a focus on Islamic studies. Her academic interests include Sunni-Shi`i relations, sacred space, pilgrimage, and ritual, and she is also involved in interfaith and intra-Muslim engagement. She has lived and studied in Egypt, Canada, England, Armenia, Iran, and Iraq, and has traveled extensively around the Middle East. She received her MA in Arab Studies from the American University in Cairo and her BA in religious and Near Eastern studies from the University of British Columbia.

Blog Entries by Rose Aslan

Scriptural Reasoning: A Creative Approach to Interfaith Engagement

(1) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 11:44 AM

For the first three weeks of July, emerging Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith leaders from around the world converged in an English country estate outside of Cambridge for the Cambridge Interfaith Programme (CIP) Summer School. Although we had many goals and activities, one of our main objectives was...

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Branches of the Same Tree: Overcoming Sectarian Divides Among Muslims

(12) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 8:20 AM

"Hold fast to the hope of God, all together, and be not divided." --Quran 3:103

"Islam is simple," the taxi driver explained to me as he drove me to the Center for Shariah Studies in Muscat, the capital of Oman in the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. "Basically, Islam...

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