Welcome to the University Platform for Research on Islam in Europe and Lebanon (PLURIEL)!

PLURIEL has been initiated by the Federation of the Catholic Universities in Europe and Lebanon (FUCE). It aims to promote the link between researchers on Islam and the Muslim-Christian dialogue, in connection with Eastern Christians, and to foster the interaction between academics, social actors and economic organisations. The aim is also to open up research fields on Islam and to develop methodological tools to avoid cultural misunderstandings.

The electronic platform is the virtual showcase of all research groups. It informs about the latest news, publications, and events including lectures, workshops, symposia and international conferences. It also offers electronic resources: videos, articles, etc.

Our first International Congress has been held from 6 to 9 September 2016, at the Catholic University of Lyon, on the following theme: “Islam in Plural. Thought, Faith and Society.” All the lectures are available on our website, in the submenu “videos”!

And PLURIEL is pleased to inform you of the organization of its second International Congress: “Islam and Belonging”, 26-28 June 2018 in Rome. If you wish to participate to the plenary sessions, please reply to the call for papers: link


The emergence of the Ḥadīṯ as the authority of knowledge

Colloque international avec Walid Saleh (Université de Toronto), Scott Lucas (Université d’Arizona) et Aisha Geissinger (Université de Carleton), au Caire du 11 au 13 janvier 2018.

Interactions between Twelver Shiites and Christians: history, theology, literature

International conference with the participation of Rudi Matthee (University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware) and Francis Richard (CNRS, Paris), in Paris, France, Wednesday, April 11, through Friday, April 13, 2018.

Hostilité envers les musulmans : société, médias et politique

Colloque organisé le 11 septembre 2017 à l’Université de Fribourg.