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Roula Talhouk

Roula started her studies in architecture at Saint Esprit-Kaslik University, after which she turned to religious sciences where she was strongly interested in the accompaniment of young people and then the accompaniment of the dying, then she finished her studies with a doctorate in practical theology from Saint Joseph University in Beirut . At the same time, she studied anthropology at the Lebanese University, crowned by a doctorate in anthropology of religions from the University Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3, in the field of culture and religions of the Arab and Muslim world. She is strongly interested in the anthropology of the body, pain and the different religious anthropologies, impregnated by a long human experience of physical suffering due to her illness.

She teaches courses in anthropology, practical theology and methodology in the the Faculty of Religious Sciences of the Saint Joseph University of Beirut.
Until 2022, she held the position of coordinator of the masters courses of the faculty which include a master’s degree in Islamic-Christian relations and directed the Centre for Documentation and Islamic-Christian Studies.
From September 2022, she is the director of the Institute for the study of Muslim–Christian relations at Saint Joseph University.

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Université Saint Joseph de Beyrouth - Lebanon

Theological perception of the other and cross-views in a plural religious context (Beirut)

Comparative study of university curricula on religious pluralism and dialogue in Lebanon

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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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Kircher Network - Spain

Jesuit Conference of European Provincials - Belgique

HEST Cluster: Christian-Muslim Relations (Europe)

Higher Education for Social Transformation (HEST) programme aims to bring Higher Education institutions and Social Centres of the Society of Jesus in Europe together so that they can contribute to the real changes our societies need by developing sound research. The topic on Christian Muslim Relations gathers a cluster of Jesuit Higher Education Institutions working […]

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