Pluriel

University platform for research on Islam

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Laurent Basanese

Originally from Lyon and an engineer by training, Father Basanese joined the Jesuits in 1997. He holds a doctorate in Arabic and Islamic studies (PISAI) and a doctorate in the sciences of religions and systems of thought (EPHE). Since 2018 he has been a professor at the Faculty of Missiology of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, where he founded and directed the Centre for Interreligious Studies (2015-2021). He also re-launched the Interreligious and Intercultural Investigations Series which he directed between 2018 and 2021.

He was appointed in February 2020 as Consultor of the Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims to the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and since September 2021 he is an official of the same Dicastery.

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Pontificio Istituto di Studi Arabi e d’Islamistica - Italy

Pontificia Università Gregoriana - Italy

The document on Human Fraternity: theological, philosophical and social reflections and developments (Rome)

Study on the theme of fraternity from the Abu Dhabi Document on HUMAN FRATERNITY FOR WORLD PEACE AND LIVING TOGETHETR, signed by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar on February 4, 2019

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