[Covid19 – Postponement] PLURIEL 3rd International Congress “Islam & Otherness”

The Congress will take place from 13 to 16 April 2021 in Beirut.

Our third International Congress will be held on April 13th and 14th 2021 in Saint Joseph University of Beirut, on the theme “Islam and Otherness“.

A study stay is proposed from 13th to 16th April 2021, including the 2 days of Congress, 1 day of workshops at Sagesse University and 1 day of visits.

Message from our partners in Lebanon

Pr Michel Younès, coordinator of PLURIEL, went to Lebanon mid-january 2020 in order to meet the local partners of our Congress and question them about their vision of the situation in Lebanon.

In this video, you can hear : Michel Younès, coordinator of PLURIEL
Salim Daccache, rector of Saint Joseph University
Khalil Chalfoun, Rector of Sagesse University
Michel Jalakh, Vice-President of FUCE
Roula Talhouk, Co-organizer of the Congress, Director of CEDRIC, USJ

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

“The Word of God and the language of man” rewarded

P. Dr. Tobias SPECKER S.J., the holder of the professorship for Catholic Theology in the light of Islam, is the first winner of the “Hans Waldenfels Prize” for Contextual Theology and Missiology. Specker was awarded the theological science prize for his habilitation thesis “The Word of God and the language of man” menschliche Sprache. Christian Theology of Revelation in Conversation with Islamic Positions on the Inimitability of the Koran”, which he submitted to the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) in autumn 2019. “This habilitation thesis is an “opus magnum” on questions of revelation from a Christian and Islamic perspective, which will also substantially shape future research on this topic,” emphasized Prof. DDr. Mariano Delgado, chairman of the international prize jury.

Islam and Belonging | Proceedings of the 2nd PLURIEL Congress

Table of contents, Abstracts, Order

[Covid-19 – Annulé] Acteurs religieux dans le monde arabe actuel : rôles, prises de position, rapports de force, impacts et enjeux

Le 88ème Congrès ACFAS n’aura pas lieu.

Summer School 2020: Justice and Mercy. Discussing the Divine Attributes in Muslim-Christian Dialogue.

Organised by the University of Paderborn, Germany; and part of the project “Building bridges between traditional thought and analytical philosophy – Rethinking Divine Attributes in Islam and Christianity” which is funded by the Templeton Foundation

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