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Professor of Sociology of Religion at the Catholic University of Lille, she holds a doctorate in political science. Her work has focused on religion and female devotions, Islam and secularisation in France, human rights and women, and political power and violence. This last theme was addressed in a major work, L’utopie de l’Islam. Religion versus the State (2011). Continuing on the theological-political and the question of salvation, she is currently working on the status of Jesus in Islam.
Source : Oasis Center
Women in Islam
Congress ‘Islam and Belonging’ : introduction
Introduction of Leïla Babès at the second international Congress of PLURIEL, at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome
Inner Islam, passion and disenchantment
Publisher’s Introduction The contemporary evolution of Islam worries or fascinates. It involves millions of believers, living in societies with a Muslim “tradition” in the midst o...
The demystified veil
Publisher Overview “A totally new discourse in the history of Islam has been spreading for some years in France, according to which the veil is a prescription and a religious practice! This i...
The utopia of Islam: religion against the state
If it is the result of radical currents that pervert Islamic sources, the violence that takes place in the name of Islam, and of which Muslims themselves are the first victims, is at the heart of t...
Bad guy or good guy? The framing of an imam
In this paper, we investigate framing in the case of an imam in Switzerland. We conducted a qualitative content analysis of 175 articles from Swiss newspapers and public broadcasting websites in Ge...
Breaking Ramadan in the city centre. The public presentation of a young Muslim association
By Federico Biasca and Guillaume Chatagny "This article presents, describes, and analyses an event for breaking the fast organized in the public sphere by a local association of young Muslims in...
Between Standardization And Otherness: Being A Muslim In The In The French Armed Forces
Already present since the colonisation process, the question of Islam within the French army has reappeared strongly with the settling down of the populations resulting from the great waves of indu...
Exploring Islamic Social Work. Between Community and the Common Good
This open access book addresses, for the first time, Islamic social work as an emerging concept at the interface of Islamic thought and social sciences. Applying a multidisciplinary approach it exp...
Does the pandemic affect radicalisation?
Collaboration between Canadian and French researchers in the framework of the Centre Jacques Cartier talks, promoting partnerships between the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and Quebec.
Understanding Ethnic, Religious and Cultural Minorities in Turkey
Volume 26 of the journak Poligrafi, edited by Anja Zalta, Tahir Abbas, and Umut Azak Abstract : The study of ethnic minorities is of vital concern in the context of nations consisting of different...
The secular movement in Lebanon 2006-2019
It was in 2006 that the secular idea (al-‘almâniyya), which the master Boutros al-Bustanî forged in 1861 in his journal Nafîr Sûriyâ, took a political and militant form, when a number of acti...
The challenges of religious visibility in the liberal public space
Western modernity has engaged the religious question, over the past thirty years in processes that show an increased interaction between religiosity, visibility and urban public space. At a time wh...