International Conference on Islamic Social Work (11./12.9.2019)

Program of the conference in Fribourg/Switzerland, 11./12.9.2019, and call for posters (deadline May 31st)

In Memoriam Maurice Borrmans

Publication of N°44 of Islamochristiana, with a special “In Memoriam” to its founder.

The Sorrowful Muslim’s Guide by Hussein Amin

Publication of the Institute for the Studiy of Muslim Civilisations of the Aga Khan University

Proceedings of the first PLURIEL Congress

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

Call for Papers “Friendship”

Conference on Comparative Theology 2020, June 10th-12th

University of Paderborn – Department of Comparative Theology

The concept of friendship, while present in all the world religions, has not yet been adopted as a major category of reflection in comparative theology. However, in the context of comparative theological endeavors, ‘friendship’ seems to be an interesting and challenging term on two levels: On the one hand, ‘friendship’ can be understood as a dogmatic concept that may be helpful to understand questions such as the God-human-relationship, revelation, guidance and salvation. On the other hand, ‘friendship’ can be understood as a hermeneutical key to interreligious encounters in the sense of a mutual empowerment – even in the face of disagreements.

The fifth Paderborn Conference on Comparative Theology (PCCT) takes place from June 10thuntil June 12th in 2020 and it will address the theme of friendship from an interreligious perspective. The call for papers invites theologians and philosophers from all religious backgrounds to present an approach to the concept of friendship within a methodological framework of contemporary comparative theology. The conference welcomes proposals from PhD students (3rdyear upwards) as well as postdocs. The Centre of Comparative Theology and Cultural Studies will cover the cost of housing in Paderborn for the duration of the conference. Please send an electronic abstract of your paper (2 pages max.) for review by February 28th. Invitations to attend will be sent out by March 15th.


Dr. Aaron Langenfeld

Centre for Comparative Theology and Cultural Studies

Warburger Straße 100

33098 Paderborn

Entretiens Jacques Cartier – Journée sur la radicalisation en France et au Québec – 5 Nov 2019

Journée de dialogue à Montréal animée par les groupes de recherche de Pluriel à Lyon et au Québec

Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion (Bologna 22-25 June 2020)


Religious Traditions in the Face of the Crisis of Liberal System. The Case of Islam. (Milano, October 9th, 2019)

Conference organized by the department of religious science of Università Cattolica di Milano

Launch of a new research group in Rome

The Centro Studi Interreligiosi della Gregoriana and PISAI launch a research group on the theme of Fraternity.

Muslim-Christian Summer School 12-16 August 2019 in Paderborn, Germany

About the Divine Attributes “Omniscience and Omnipotence”.

Muḥammad, Prophète de l’islam – Session intensive de formation

Formation de 3 jours pour un mieux connaitre le Prophète Muhammad, organisée par l’ISTR de Paris du 12 au 14 juin 2019