Christian Theological Engagement with Islam: a Study Day at PISAI
This hybrid event seeks to promote Christian theological reflection on Islam by offering opportunity for discussion of some of the many essays in this field recently published in the 2022 volume of PISAI’s ...
to 06/07/23 to 08/07/23
Justice / International Meeting on Comparative Theology
The International Meeting on Comparative Theology is an annual conference aimed at connecting PhD students and young researchers working in the field of Comparative Theology all around the world. Since 2016...
DEADLINE : 30/01/23
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Justice / Call for papers
International Meeting on Comparative Theology University of Bonn6-8 July, 2023 The International Meeting on Comparative Theology is an annual conference aimed at connecting PhD students and young resea...
Innsbruck / Michaela Quast-Neulinger appointed full professor in fundamental theology and religious studies
Pluriel congratulates Michaela Quast-Neulinger on her new professorship. Michaela has been very involved in the development of our platform since its inception and is a member of the coordination committee....
Emmanuel Pisani: “The thought of al-Ghazali provides a basis for freedom of conscience”
Interview. On the occasion of the publication of his thesis about Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali, which won the Mohamed Arkoun Prize in 2016, Emmanuel Pisani, director of the Dominican Institute of Oriental Studies i...
to 02/12/22 to 04/12/22
Defining Islamic Comparative Theology / Conference
This conference aims to be a first step to programmatically and conceptionally explore the possibility of a genuinely Islamic Comparative Theology. Organized by the Centre for Comparative Theology and Cultu...
to 16/06/22 to 01/01/70
‘Religion and Health’ – International meeting on comparative theology
At the Faculty of Theology of the University of Paderborn, from May 16th to 18th, 2022. A cooperation between the Center of Comparative Theology (ZeKK/Paderborn) and the newly founded Center of Comparative ...
DEADLINE : 15/03/22
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Call for papers / Religion and Health
International Meeting on Comparative Theology Theological Faculty Paderborn June 16-18th, 2022. In partnership with Bonn University Health, healing and religious believes are linked in various ways. Sufferi...
to 18/11/21 to 19/11/21
Conference / Religious authority in Islam
Conference organised by the Centre d’études des cultures et des religions (UCLy, Lyon) on 18 and 19 November 2021 Presentation Being a repository of authority or being recognised as a place of authori...
DEADLINE : 15/09/21
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Religions and Freedom of speech
Conference organized by Lyon catholic University on May, 9th and 10th, 2022 Présentation Le 16 octobre 2020, Samuel Paty professeur de l’Éducation Nationale, perdait la vie sous les coups d’...
The videos of the webinar ‘Islam and Otherness – Focus Lebanon’ are available
The opening webinar of the 3rd international congress of the PLURIEL network was held on 13 April 2021 on the theme “Islam and Otherness with a focus on the Lebanese experience. The replay has been or...
Webinar ‘Islam & Otherness – Focus Lebanon’ April 13th, 2021
To open the 3rd International Congress of PLURIEL, which will exceptionally extend over two years, we are offering a one-afternoon webinar on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The jurist Raja...
to 16/08/21 to 20/08/21
Summer school : Divine Simplicity and Divine Action. Discussing the Divine Attributes in Muslim-Christian Dialogue.
It has been a major question in traditional theological thinking how the Divine Attributes are to be understood. Recent debates in analytical philosophy have allowed new approaches that, however, are often ...
DEADLINE : 12/03/21
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Call for Papers “Friendship”
Conference on Comparative Theology 2021, June 10th-11th
to 09/08/21 to 13/08/21
Summer School 2020: Justice and Mercy. Discussing the Divine Attributes in Muslim-Christian Dialogue.
Organised by the University of Paderborn, Germany; and part of the project “Building bridges between traditional thought and analytical philosophy – Rethinking Divine Attributes in Islam and Christianity” w...
Webinar : Religions and secularism: the challenge of intransigence
Wednesday December 16th, 6.30PM (online) In a context marked by extremism, radicalism, separatism and communitarianism, French society is experiencing an intensification of identity-based and militant withd...
“The word of God and the language of men” rewarded
P. Tobias SPECKER S.J., holder of the chair of Catholic theology in the light of Islam at the Jesuit Faculty of Philosophy and Theology “Sankt Georgen” in Frankfurt, is the first winner of the &...
An HDR on “Christian approaches to Islam
On 16 September, Mr Michel Younès defended his Habilitation to direct research at the École pratique des hautes études. The title of his work was: "Christian approaches to Islam".
A new director for the Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies
A new director at IDEO, Cairo
Launch of a new research group in Rome
The Centro Studi Interreligiosi della Gregoriana and PISAI launch a research group on the theme of Fraternity.
Conversaciones transformadoras. Una metodología para el diálogo islamo-cristiano en el campo del pensamiento social religioso
Inaugural Speech of the Academic year at the Faculty of Theology of Granada, Spain
Islam and Otherness: Contextualizations, Transformations, and Influences
From a cross-section of dogmas, discourses, doctrines and reference texts, the contributions aim to examine, from a specific angle of approach (philosophical, theological, political, religious, anthropologi...
For a new Mediterranean. Space for dialogue and prophecies of peace
Following the research work on the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Common Coexistence signed by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of al-Azhar Ahmad al-Tayyeb in Abu Dhabi on 4 February 2019, ...
HIWAR – Building bridges with Islam (Madrid)
Project HIWAR was conceived on the grounds of a group of researchers from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas that had the committed dedication to converse, get closer to and build bridges with Islam. Makin...
Religion – Violence – Communication – World Order (Innsbruck)
RGKW (Religion-Gewalt-Kommunikation-Weltordnung) is an interdisciplinary centre of research based at the Faculty of Catholic Theology (Innsbruck). It conducts fundamental research in the field of religion-c...
Theology of Prophecy in Dialogue (Bonn)
Research group of the University of Paderborn. The Qur’anic approach to prophecy challenges Jewish and Christian perspectives for a variety of reasons. The Qur’an seems to have some concrete features of pr...
The document on Human Fraternity: theological, philosophical and social reflections and developments (Rome)
Study on the theme of fraternity from the Abu Dhabi Document on HUMAN FRATERNITY FOR WORLD PEACE AND LIVING TOGETHETR, signed by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar on February 4, 2019
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
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 ...
Qur’anic Approaches to Jesus Christ in the Perspective of Comparative Theology (Closed)
The project will therefore scrutinize whether it is feasible, from a particularly Christian perspective, to recognize the Quranic appreciations of Jesus of Nazareth as a form of Christology, which could pos...
Assistant Professor at the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI, Rome) and Assistant Professor at the Pontifical Lateran University (PUL, Rome)
Director of Studies in Intellectual History of Contemporary Shi’a Islam
Assistant to the Cluster on Christian-Muslim Relations of the HEST Programme of the Jesuit Universities of Europe (Kircher Network)
PhD candidate at the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI)
Doctoral student at the Catholic University of Lyon
Ángel Viñas Vera
Professor of Ethics and Philosophy of Religion at the Universidad Loyola Andalucía.
Almudena Soler Sánchez
Ph.D. candidate in Inter-Religious Dialogue at Loyola University’s Faculty of Theology in Granada
Research assistant in the DFG-Project „Theology of Prophecy in Dialogue. Christian Prophetology in Dialogue with Judaism and Islam” at Bonn University
Mohammad Haghani Fazl
Postdoctoral fellow at the Islamic Theological Seminary of the University of Paderborn.
Professor of Jewish Studies at the Centre for Comparative Theology and Cultural Studies (ZeKK) at the University of Paderborn
Director of the St. Augustine College of Dakar, Senegal, Institute of Philosophy and Theology
Professor of Systematic Theology and Theology of Religions
Assistant professor in theology
Professor of Semitic Studies
President of the Adyan Foundation, Professor of Religious Sciences and Islamic Studies
Director of the Institut Chrétiens d’Orient, Paris. Professor of Philosophy and Theology, Université Saint Joseph de Beyrouth
Jurist and Reserach coordinator
Gabriel Said Reynolds
Invited Lecturer at the Centre for interreligious studies
Research Fellow at Friedrich-Schiller- Universität (Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies)
Rafael Vázquez Jiménez
Profesor of Dogmatic Theology, Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue Director of ecumenical review “Pastoral Ecuménica”
Doctor in oriental studies, specialist in Shia islam.
PhD candidate in fundamental theology at Paris Catholic Institute
Lecturer – Researcher at the Faculty of Religious Sciences – USJ
Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Civilization and the Arab World, University of Clermont Auvergne
Pastor of the French Protestant Church of Beirut from 2013 to 2019
Parish priest and formation officer for the diocese of Valence (France)
Professor of contemporary Arabic Islamic thought at the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI)
Fermín Francisco Rodriguez Lopez
Lecturer in Theology, Deputy Director of CANDIR
Official member of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome
Director of the Gregorian Center for Interreligious Studies
Associate Professor of Religion
Professor of Religious Theology and Religious Studies
Professeur en théologie et histoire des religions
Guest lecturer at the Centre Sèvres, Priest in Ankara
Diego Sarrió Cucarella
President of the PISAI and Professor
Aggregate Professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome), Senior Research Fellow and member of the John XXIII Foundation for Religious Studies (Fscire)
Alberto Fabio Ambrosio
Theologian and historian of religions, specialist in Sufism
Professor of Arabic language and litterature – Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, IT
Rector, professor of social moral theology, researcher about religious freedom and interreligious dialogue in Europe – Universidad Pontificia Comillas.
Associate Professor in the Study of Religion, Faculty of Theology and Religion
René-Vincent Du Grandlaunay
Director of the library of IDEO
Junior professor “Catholic Theology in the Light of Islam”
Honorary Professor of theology
Professor of muslim-christian dialogue
Professor of dogmatic theology
Professor for Islamic Theology
Ysé Tardan Masquelier
Historian of religions, specialist in Hinduism and yoga
Director of Missio Switzerland (Director of the Pontifical Missionary Works in Switzerland)
Director of the Institute for the study of Muslim–Christian relations. Professor of theology and religious anthropology
University Professor of Catechesis/Religious Education and Didactics at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Innsbruck
University Professor for Islamic Religious Education
PhD Student at UNIL and chaplain at EPFL
Zishan Ahmad Ghaffar
Professor of Quranic exegesis
Bénédicte Du Chaffaut
Researcher at the Centre d’Etudes des Cultures et des Religions of the Catholic University of Lyon
Research Assistant in Christology and Comparative Theology
Professor and honorary dean of Theologicum, Catholic Institute of Paris
Professor of Bible and Koran at PISAI, Director of the journal Islamochristiana
Director of the Claver Association, Jesuit Service for Migrants in Spain
Professor of Moral Theology and Social Ethics
Research fellow at CECR
Researcher at the Dominican Institute of Oriental Studies (IDEO), Cairo.
Jaime Flaquer Garcia
Professor of Interreligious Dialogue, Theology of Religions and Islam Studies
Director of the Swiss Centre for Islam and Society
José Luis Llaquet de Entrambasaguas
Doctor in law and associate professor
Professor of Fundamental Theology and Religious Studies at the Faculty of Catholic Theology in Innsbruck
Professor of Catholic Social Teaching
Professor of Systematic Theology
Doctor in theology and anthropology, director of the ISEO
Dean of the Faculty of Theology of Universidad Loyola in Granada. Professor of Christian social ethics
Director of the Centre for the Study and Interpretation of Religious Fact (CEDIFR)
Professor of christian-muslim relations, islam in Europe, religion and modernity – Heythrop College, University of London.
Hicham Abdel Gawad
PhD student in religious sciences, writer and trainer of religious facts in society.
Klaus von Stosch
Professor of catholic theology
Director of DoStI (Centre for Dominican Studies in Istanbul).
Director of the Dominican Institute of Oriental Studies (IDEO, Cairo).
Professor of Theology and Islam Studies
Being yourself through the other. How I grew up in a context of diversity
Not without others: recognition of others and unity in Christ – on the relationship between mission and dialogue
Religion and Democracy
“This article addresses mainly two widespread prejudices. The first claims that democracy flourishes only in a Christian culture, the second wants to keep religion out of politics to protect democracy...
Normativity of Holy Scriptures in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Original Sin and the Qur’an
The present article addresses the common view that the Qur’an has no doctrine of original sin. It begins by defining original sin with attention to the Bible and Christian tradition. Thereafter the author a...
Unity of God and unity in God – a possible perspective and way of dialogue between the believers?
A shῑ‘ῑ perspective of dialogue developed by D. Mohammad Ali Shomali. Talking about unity between believers and calling them to act upon it is not new in Islam. The Qur’ān and the early history of Islam esp...
Thinking Islam in Europe
Interview with Alberto F. Ambrosio, dominican friar, professor of Theology and Histpry of Religions at the Luxembourg School of Religion & Society. Reporter : Raphaël Georgy With the collaboration ofAn...
Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Human Rights and Democracy
Title of the lecture : ‘Embracing the Other: Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri‘s approach to Human Rights and Democracy’ In the Western world, the Pakistani politician and Islamic scholar Muhammad Tahir-u...
Muslim-Christian Dialogue : the approach of the White Fathers
Involved in the Muslim world since its foundation by Bishop Charles Lavigerie in 1868, the Society of Missionaries of Africa, whose members are known as the White Fathers, has contributed to the emergence o...
Heterodox and non-Muslim in the thought of Abū Ḥāmid al-Ġazālī
Is God a Lawgiver? Christian and Muslim Perspectives on Ius divinum
Islam and the Salvation of non- Muslims: The Qur’anic Perspective
“At the Pluriel conference on “Islam and Otherness” I will argue the Qur’an’s emphasis on divine freedom provides an opening for inclusivism. The Qur’an emphasizes God’s mercy, using al-Raḥmān as a na...
Master’s Degree Programme in Islamic Religious Education
The Master’s Degree Programme in Islamic Religious Education offers a thorough education in Islamic theology and teaching religious education. Graduates are qualified for work in the field of education and ...
Bachelor’s Programme Islamic Religious Education
The Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Islamic Religious Education offers basic education in Islamic theology and teaching religious education. Graduates of this programme are well versed in applying research r...
Diploma in Interreligious Studies
The Gregorian Center for Interreligious Studies offers, for the 2020/2021 academic year, a path in two semesters for the achievement of the Diploma in Interreligious Studies. It will be possible to deepen t...
Study program “Islam and Christian-Muslim Encounters”
The Sankt Georgen University of Applied Sciences offers students of Catholic theology and philosophy as well as guest and second students an introduction to Islam with a view to Christian-Muslim encounters....
Master’s degree in culture and society, ‘Theologies in Dialogue’
It is already possible to study Islamic theology at the University of Paderborn as part of the two-subject bachelor’s degree “Comparative Theology of Religions”. The Master’s courses offered by the Un...
Bachelor in comparative theology of religions
Dealing with religions and their claims to truth is more urgent today than ever. A peaceful coexistence of the religions will only become a reality if the religions are taken seriously in their validity cla...
Certificate in Shia Theology
The Certificate in Shi’a Theology is obtained by attending four courses on topics of the Shi’a faith as well as a final thesis, which deals with Shi’a positions in a comparative manner. Th...
Certificate of advanced studies (CAS) Preventing Extremism. Ideologies, religions and violence(s)
Target group People working in education, prisons, security, social work and anyone interested in becoming a contact person for issues related to extremism in their professional environment. Content The phe...
University Certificate in Islamic-Christian Initial Culture
This course aims to identify the basic principles of Christian and Islamic beliefs and the means of expressing them, as well as the historical aspects and developments that these two religions have undergon...
Bachelor in Islamic-Christian Studies
Given the growing importance of interfaith dialogue as an entry point for achieving peace and promoting the values of coexistence in many societies, particularly in Lebanon and the Arab world, the Institute...
University degree “Religion, freedom of religion, secularization (laïcité)”
University degree jointly delivered by the University of Lyon 3 and the Catholic University of Lyon, in partnership with the French Institute of Muslim Civilization and the Conseil Régional du Culte Musulma...
Canonical Licence in Theology, specialising in Religions, Dialogue and Mission
This course of study aims to provide the basis for applied theological research, the foundations and tools for theological reflection on mission, religions and dialogue, with a first experience of the encou...
University Diploma Religious facts – Religion, religions
Understanding the religious phenomenon is one of the major keys to understanding cultures and the complexity of the world. It appears more and more as an antidote to religious fundamentalism as well as to t...
University Diploma “World Religions. History and theology”
This course, which leads to a university diploma from the ICP, to be followed over one or two years, is an opportunity to specialise in a specific question in the field of world religions: theology of missi...
University Diploma Interculturality, Secularism, Religions
The training “Interculturality, secularity, religions”, created in 2008 within the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences of the Institut Catholique de Paris, in partnership with the Central Of...
Master in Christian-Muslim relations
In September 2007, the Institute of Islamic-Christian Studies at Saint Joseph University in Beirut opened a “Master in Islamic-Christian Relations” in Arabic. In September 2011, this course is d...