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



Entreprises, territoires et interculturalité

International Conference at Lyon Catholic University, May 30th to June 1st

Tell me Europe, how do you feel about religion?

International Conference, University of Innsbruck, 24 – 25 May 2018

RAHMA. Muslim and Christian Studies in MERCY

Publication des actes du colloque international organisé par le PISAI en 2016

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.

Conversaciones transformadoras. Una metodología para el diálogo islamo-cristiano en el campo del pensamiento social religioso

Inaugural Speech of the Academic year at the Faculty of Theology of Granada, Spain