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 organized its second International Congress:

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

Visit the Congress website

Videos of the conferences are now available.



Legends and pilgrimages

Conference of the CEDIFR, USJ, Beirut, 2019, February, 15-16

Proceedings of the first PLURIEL Congress

Publication of the proceedings of the Congress : Islam in plural. Thought, faith and society

Islam and democracy

Number 85-86 of the scientific journal “POLIGRAFI” edited in Slovenia

The Narrative of Islamic violence in History. Creation, artifice and reality

International Conference, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, 14-15 december 2018

Le magistère d’al-Azhar au tournant des XXe et XXIe siècles

Conference at Lyon Catholic University, November 15th

Islamic populism: a non-Western response to globalisation

Article of Alberto PRIEGO in Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals

In search for an Aggiornamento of Islam

Publication of Wael SALEH, Editions L’Harmattan, Collection “Etudes post-printemps arabes” (Book in French)