Pluriel

University platform for research on Islam

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Publisher : Beltz Juventa, Migration und Soziale Arbeit (ISSN 1432-6000) -

English

2020
Seite 302 - 309

A Response to Public Discourse? Intracultural Islamic Social Work in a Plural Society

As the public discourse on Islam is strongly influenced by the issue of radicalisation, the topic of prevention is gaining in importance and legitimacy. While the Swiss welfare state leaves little room for the social participation of Muslim organisations, paradoxically it is at the level of prevention against radicalisation that Muslim organisations are called upon. Here the approach of intra-cultural social work is assumed. It assumes that shared religious and cultural convictions are an important resource, for example in counselling. This case study shows the possibilities and limitations of such an approach.

Résumé

Comme le discours public sur l’islam est fortement marqué par la question de la radicalisation, le thème de la prévention gagne en importance et en légitimité. Alors que l’État-providence suisse ne laisse que peu de place à la participation sociale des organisations musulmanes, c’est paradoxalement au niveau de la prévention contre la radicalisation que les organisations musulmanes sont sollicitées. Ici, l’approche du travail social interculturel est assumée. Elle suppose que les convictions religieuses et culturelles partagées représentent une ressource importante, par exemple en matière de conseil. Cette étude de cas montre les possibilités et les limites d’une telle approche.

Titre original : “A Response to Public Discourse? Intracultural Islamic Social Work in a Plural Society”

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