Pluriel

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Almudena Soler Sánchez

Almudena Soler is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Inter-Religious Dialogue at Loyola University’s Faculty of Theology in Granada.

In 2018 she was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Granada’s Faculty of Theology; while in 2021 she obtained a Master’s Degree in Theology from the Catholic University of Lyon (UCLY), having specialised in Dialogue with Contemporary Cultures.

Her research revolves around religious freedom and diversity within the context of Muslim-Christian dialogue, with a particular focus on concepts such as human dignity and citizenship. She is presently collaborating with the Andalusian Chair of Inter-Religious Dialogue.

Almudena Soler is a member of the international Congregation of the Religious of Jesus and Mary. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Management from the University of Murcia.

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Facultad de Teologia de la Universidad Loyola - Spain

Islam and society in contemporary Spain (Granada)

Because the presence of Muslim communities in Spain is relatively recent, and because there is not a long tradition of theological study of Islam, we want to start our dialogue with the Islamic tradition by understanding the characteristics of Islam of Spain and the way it interacts with the rest of the Spanish society. Our […]

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