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Erwin Tanner

Director of missio Switzerland (Director of the Pontifical Missionary Works in Switzerland). Previously Secretary of the Commission for Dialogue with Muslims at the Conference of Swiss Bishops.

“For 20 years I have been working with various religious communities at home and abroad and have a well-developed network of relevant people.

I know the religious topics of political and social relevance and the interfaces between the secular and religious world and have a profound knowledge of theology, law and religious law.

I have acquired special practical cultural and language skills from various business trips in the Near and Middle East. For these trips, I am largely responsible for the planning and implementation and work together with government, civil and ecclesiastical authorities in the destination countries.

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Université catholique de Lyon - France

Centre d'études des cultures et des religions, UCLy - France

Authority and Regulation in Islam (Lyon)

After a research programme on religious, Islamic and Biblical fundamentalism, and a deconstructivist approach to fundamentalism, we thought it was important to approach the notion of authority in link with religion, especially in Islamic context. Persons with authority or identified places of authority are not a simple process. This is all the more true in the Sunni Muslim tradition, the absence of a designation by the Prophet of an institution willing to regulate the religious questions will open the way to a plurality of modalities that may be of theological or theological-political nature.

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Université catholique de Lyon - France

Religious fundamentalism (Closed)

The research group seeks to clarify the mechanisms of fundamentalism and its various expressions. Very often, ideological and ritualistic orders are so interwoven that they lead to community identifications.

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