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”!


PLURIEL is pleased to inform you of the organization of its second International Congress:

“Islam and Belonging”, 26-28 June 2018 in Rome.

Visit the Congress website


De la parole de Dieu au langage des hommes

Conférence de Tobias Specker pour “comprendre l’islam avec Karl Barth”, le 1er mars à Lyon

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.

Proche Orient Chrétien N°67

Focus on Al-Azhar Declaration on Citizenship and Coexistence (in french)