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. 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 from the web.

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”!



Second International Congress of PLURIEL: “Islam and Belonging”

The Editorial Committee of PLURIEL is pleased to inform you of the organization of its second Congress: 26-28 June 2018 in Rome. If you wish to participate to the plenary sessions, please reply to this call for papers, by mid-June 2017 at the latest.

Islamochristiana 42: Mercy

PISAI organised an international conference during the ‘Jubilee of Mercy’ entitled ‘Raḥma. Muslim and Christian Studies in Mercy’ (13-15 October 2016). Islamochristiana desires to present five interventions, by which it is possible for the reader to perceive the quality of the whole conference.

Religions et dialogue

Profitant de la célébration des 50 ans de l’ISTR, ce colloque (7-8 juin 2017) voudrait retracer les grandes dynamiques religieuses du demi-siècle écoulé, repérer des césures historiques, des priorités, des réponses théologiques et pastorales avant d’aborder sous un angle critique l’acuité de la question de l’interprétation des sources conciliaires du dialogue interreligieux.