Pluriel

University platform for research on Islam

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Congress in Abu Dhabi: what prospects for the Document on Human Fraternity?

On Sunday, February 4, 2024, five years after the signing of the “Document on Human Fraternity,” the fourth international congress organized by Pluriel, in partnership with the Emirati research center Trends, commenced in Abu Dhabi. The document, signed by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb, enshrined the principles of fraternity and religious plurality. “The declaration emerges as a cry against extremism in the name of religion and an invitation not to exclude the other for any reason,” analyzes Pluriel’s coordinator Michel Younès. Five years on, the University Platform for Research on Islam sought to academically study the impact and prospects of this document, with more than forty researchers from three continents and various disciplines participating.

The videos from the conference will be uploaded to our YouTube channel shortly.

Dimanche 4 février 2024, cinq ans après la signature du Document sur la fraternité humaine, le quatrième congrès international organisé par Pluriel, en partenariat avec le centre de recherche émirati Trends, s’est ouvert à Abu Dhabi. Le document, signé par le pape François et le grand imam d’Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb, consacrait les principes de fraternité et de pluralité religieuse. “La déclaration émerge comme un cri contre l’extrémisme au nom de la religion et une invitation pour ne pas exclure l’autre quelle que soit la raison”, analyse le coordinateur de Pluriel Michel Younès. Cinq ans plus tard, la Plateforme universitaire de recherche sur l’islam a souhaité étudier d’un point de vue universitaire l’impact et les perspectives de ce document, avec plus de quarante chercheurs issus de trois continents et de disciplines différentes.

Les vidéos du congrès seront mises en ligne sur notre chaîne YouTube prochainement.

يوم الأحد 4 فبراير 2024، وبعد خمس سنوات من توقيع “وثيقة الأخوة الإنسانية”، افتُتح المؤتمر الدولي الرابع الذي نظمته منصة “Pluriel” بالشراكة مع مركز الأبحاث الإماراتي “Trends” في أبوظبي. الوثيقة، التي وقعها البابا فرنسيس والإمام الأكبر للأزهر أحمد الطيب، كرست مبادئ الأخوة والتعددية الدينية. يقول ميشال يونس، منسق Pluriel “تظهر الإعلان كصرخة ضد التطرف باسم الدين ودعوة لعدم استبعاد الآخر مهما كان السبب”. بعد خمس سنوات، أرادت المنصة الجامعية للبحث في الإسلام أن تدرس من منظور أكاديمي تأثير هذه الوثيقة وآفاقها، مع أكثر من أربعين باحثًا من ثلاث قارات ومن تخصصات مختلفة.

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