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Bridges between the Jesuit Migrant Service and Jesuit Higher Education Centers for Interreligious Dialogue with Islam

Original title : “Puentes entre el Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes y los centros jesuitas de educación superior para el diálogo interreligioso con el Islam”

In Spain, opportunities for interreligious dialogue with Muslims have grown with the immigration movements, as an important Muslim population has settled and has formed a network of Islamic communities, cultural centers, confessional associations and federative bodies. Hence, the Jesuit Migrant Service is the apostolic field in which the most instances of encounter with Islamic people and institutions have been found, various formulas of interreligious dialogue have been tried and some research has been promoted to learn more about the value of religion in the processes of migration and integration in the destination society, the growing religious diversity in Spanish society, the realization of the fundamental right to religious freedom and the public management of religious diversity.

Reflection, research and teaching on these issues have opened channels of collaboration between the SJM and various University Institutes and Departments of the network of Jesuit centers of higher education in Spain (UNIJES).

Titre original : “Puentes entre el Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes y los centros jesuitas de educación superior para el diálogo interreligioso con el Islam”

En Espagne, les possibilités de dialogue interreligieux avec les musulmans se sont accrues avec les mouvements d’immigration, avec l’installation d’une importante population musulmane qui a formé un réseau de communautés, centres culturels, associations confessionnelles et organismes fédératifs islamiques. C’est pourquoi le Service des Jésuites des Migrants est le domaine apostolique dans lequel ont eu lieu le plus grand nombre d’occasions de rencontre avec des personnes et des institutions islamiques, que diverses formes de dialogue interreligieux aient été testées et que des recherches aient été menées pour mieux comprendre la valeur de la religion dans les processus de migration et d’intégration dans la société de destination, la diversité religieuse croissante dans la société espagnole, la concrétisation du droit fondamental à la liberté religieuse et de la gestion publique de la diversité religieuse.

La réflexion, la recherche et l’enseignement sur ces questions ont ouvert des canaux de collaboration entre le SJM et divers Instituts Universitaires et Départements du réseau des centres jésuites d’enseignement supérieur en Espagne (UNIJES).

En España, las oportunidades de diálogo interreligioso con musulmanes han crecido con los movimientos de inmigración, al haberse asentado una importante población musulmana que ha formado una red de comunidades, centros culturales, asociaciones confesionales y organismos federativos islámicos. De ahí que el Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes sea el ámbito apostólico en el que hayan cuajado más instancias de encuentro con personas e instituciones islámicas, se hayan ensayado fórmulas diversas de diálogo interreligioso y promovido alguna investigación para conocer más a fondo el valor de la religión en los procesos de migración e integración en la sociedad de destino, la diversidad religiosa creciente en la sociedad española, la concreción del derecho fundamental a la libertad religiosa y de la gestión pública de la diversidad religiosa.

La reflexión, investigación y docencia sobre estas cuestiones han abierto canales de colaboración entre el SJM y diversos Institutos Universitarios y Departamentos de la red de centros jesuitas de educación superior en España (UNIJES).

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