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Statement on CST’s Explorations with Willamette University

Bayan Claremont is pleased to announce that Claremont School of Theology (CST) has begun preliminary conversations with Willamette University (WU) about embedding CST within the Willamette campus located in Salem, Oregon. This opportunity enables Claremont School of Theology to thrive in its mission. As a school within Willamette University, CST would continue to operate as [...]

By |July 7th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Bayan Declines $800,000 Federal Grant

February 10, 2017 The Board of Trustees of Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School has resolved to decline an $800,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Community Partnerships announced on January 13, 2017. We have and will continue to work with our government where there is no conflict of interest, but given the [...]

By |February 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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Claremont School of Theology & Bayan Claremont Announce Grant to Build Community through Interfaith Understanding at the Local Level

Through its partnership with Claremont School of Theology, Bayan Claremont, an Islamic graduate school, has received one of 31 federal grants to support the expansion of educational and training programs for faith leaders, community activists, non-profit managers, and others involved in community engagement. The grant, provided by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as part [...]

By |January 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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Bayan Appoints Dr. Hamid Mavani to Faculty

Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Hamid Mavani (Ph.D., McGill University) as Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, as of August 1. Previously, Dr. Mavani taught as a visiting faculty member at Bayan, and with this appointment joins a growing base of on-campus Bayan faculty working within the context [...]

By |August 15th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Bayan Appoints Dr. Hamid Mavani to Faculty
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Joint Statement from Presidents of CST and Bayan Claremont: We Stand United

December 3, 2015 As the presidents of Bayan Claremont and Claremont School of Theology, we wish to express our profound grief and sadness at yesterday’s shootings that took the lives of 14 and injured more than 20 at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, which lies just 25 miles away from our shared campus [...]

By |December 3rd, 2015|News|Comments Off on Joint Statement from Presidents of CST and Bayan Claremont: We Stand United
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President Turk Quoted on KPCC Radio

President Turk was quoted on KPCC’s "Take Two" radio program about why it matters what term is used to describe the so-called “Islamic State.” The southern California program is hosted by Alex Cohen and A Martínez. In his remarks, Turk stressed that the term Daesh is considered preferable as a way to delegitimize the organization. [...]

By |November 18th, 2015|News|0 Comments
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President Turk Interviewed on KCRW Radio

President Jihad Turk was invited to speak on KCRW's "Which way LA." radio program to discuss how the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris were perceived by the Los Angeles Muslim community. In his remarks, he stressed the heinous nature of these acts and expressed the outraged shared against the perpetrators. He also remarked on how [...]

By |November 17th, 2015|News|Comments Off on President Turk Interviewed on KCRW Radio
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President Turk speaks at Dialogue Institute in New Mexico

President Turk was invited to give a talk at the Dialogue Institute in New Mexico, an organization dedicated to promoting interfaith understanding. He spoke on Islamic civilization, the transition from the age of empires to nation-states, and the current challenges facing Muslim-majority countries. He elaborated on the shaping of politics around particular religious identities, and [...]

By |November 11th, 2015|News|Comments Off on President Turk speaks at Dialogue Institute in New Mexico
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Visiting Faculty Dr. Rami Nashashibi on Community and Activism

Dr. Rami Nashashibi, founder and executive director of Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) in Chicago, speaks about the importance of movement and community building and leadership education as creators of social change in the context of the United States. Whether in the recent history of the Civil Rights Act 50 years ago or [...]

By |October 13th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Visiting Faculty Dr. Rami Nashashibi on Community and Activism
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Pres. Turk Quoted in Wall Street Journal Regarding Imam Shortage

Wall Street Journal reporter Tamara Audi sheds light on the fact that the number of qualified imams is being outpaced by the growth of the Muslim American population. The quantitative challenge is coupled with concerns regarding imam preparation - young Muslims in particular are looking for knowledgeable religious authorities who can provide guidance on the [...]

By |September 16th, 2014|News|0 Comments
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