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Roberto Mazzola

Prof. Roberto Mazzola did PhD at the University of Milan. He has been Professor at the University of Turin and now is Full Professor of Ecclesiastical Law at the University of Piemonte Orientale where he teaches: Law and Religion and Intercultural Law. He has been visiting professor at the University of Paris XI, « Faculté de Droit et Economie Jean Monnet », and at the Law School of the University of Wien.

He is member of the Scientific Committee of the “Forum internazionale ed europeo di Ricerche sull’immigrazione” (FIERI) and he has been also Director of “Forum Internazionale Democrazia & Religioni” (FIDR). He’s working inside of European Consortium Church and State Research and he is coordinating the international project PRIMED.

He has carried out research on Security and Religion in European Law System, Relationship between Religion and Democracy particularly through the case law of the European Court Human Rights. Finally, he has done researches about topic of Religion and Migrations.

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Università degli Studi dell’Insubria - Italy

Religioni, Diritti ed Economie nello Spazio Mediterraneo (REDESM) - Italy

Comparative study on religious freedom across the two Mediterranean shores (Como and Varese)

The Research Centre “Religion, Law and Economy in the Mediterranean Area” (“Religioni, Diritti ed Economie nello Spazio Mediterraneo” – REDESM), established within the University of Insubria, aims to foster and develop research, knowledge exchange and education projects related to religious pluralism in the Mediterranean area, with the objective of achieving a better mutual knowledge among different religions, cultures and societies living in this key geopolitical region.

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Invertebrate Islam in Catalonia: a problematic anchor

  • José Luis Llaquet de Entrambasaguas

Original title : Invertebrate Islam in Catalonia: a problematic anchor Abstract In this paper I study the presence of Islam in the history and present of Catalonia, fundamentally analyzing it...


Islamic violence: immigration, radicalism, dialogue between civilizations

  • Mohamed-Ali Mostfa

Ali MOSTFA is interviewed during the Conference "The Narrative of Islamic Violence in History. Creation, Artifice and Reality" at the University of Navarra in december 2018.


Islam and Belonging: Between Break and Continuity

  • Mohamed-Ali Mostfa

Lecture by Ali MOSTFA at the Second International Congress of PLURIEL in Rome The experience of a Muslim born in France leads him to synchronize a double look. A look at himself, as a fully French...


Being a Muslim in a Jesuit college

  • Gonzalo Villagrán

Original title : "Ser musulmán en un colegio jesuita" Paper by Lea FIEDLER, under the direction of Gonzalo VILLAGRÁN Abstract This article presents the process and the results of an invest...


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

  • Josep Buades
  • Gonzalo Villagrán

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 interreligio...


Citizenship, migration and religion: an ethical dialogue based on the Christian faith

  • Julio Martinez

Migration is undoubtedly one of the most obvious and urgent realities we encounter. It is true that societies are becoming increasingly multicultural. To deal with this situation, it is necessary t...