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.



Déconstruire la logique d’un fondamentalisme mondialisé

Colloque organisé par le Centre d’Études des Cultures et des Religions de l’Université Catholique de Lyon, et l’Institut d’Étude Politique de Lyon, les 7 et 8 décembre 2017

Les défis moraux, juridiques et théologico-politiques que pose l’islam aux sociétés du XXIe s

Session de formation organisée par l’Université Grégorienne de Rome, du 20 au 25 novembre 2017

The emergence of the Ḥadīṯ as the authority of knowledge

International conference with Walid Saleh (University of Toronto), Aisha Geissinger (University of Carleton), and Mohammed Hocine Benkheira (EPHE-Sorbonne) in Cairo, 11–13 January 2018