The International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding (MnM) seeks to understand the root causes of the differences between the Muslim and non-Muslim communities and to pioneer ways of bridging the divide that these differences seem to produce.
The centre promotes critical scholarship and research that helps to improve understanding and relations between Muslims and non-Muslims. It is socially engaged and contributes to both academic and public debates. It presents new ways of thinking about contemporary communities and cultures, offering us the chance to re-imagine our world.
The MnM Centre is a research concentration of the Hawke Research Institute.
PhD scholarships in the MnM Centre
PhD scholarships are available for students wishing to undertake research within the field of critical Muslim studies, working with a diverse and dynamic team of international and interdisciplinary scholars. The PhD scholarships provide a stipend of $30,000 annually and a thesis allowance of $840.
'Animal rights come before religion': Europe's ritual slaughter
12 March 2014
By Chloe Gill-Khan
After years of campaigning by animal welfare activists, the Danish government has just passed legislation banning the slaughter of animals in accordance with Jewish and Muslim principles. It follows the suit of other European countries that have outlawed halal and kosher methods ...
4 February 2014
By Gilbert Caluya
On 21 January 2014, Dr Leon Moosavi from the University of Liverpool delivered a public lecture titled ‘Islamophobia in British politics, news media and twitter’ to kickstart the 2014 MnM Invited Seminars Series. As I was listening to his talk, I began to reflect on some concerns I had about the growing research on Islamophobia.
MnM Awards 2013 announced
10 December 2013
Congratulations to the winners of the Award for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding in 2013.
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Symposium: 'Australia and Afghanistan post-2014: securitisation and its impact'
20 November 2013
By Alasdair Hynd
Afghanistan has been Australia's longest war, and Australia must withdraw its troops in 2014 following the decision of the United States to leave the country. Many are now questioning whether the attempts at state building and the democratisation of Afghanistan have been successful enough for the survival of the democratic system.
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