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The Swiss Centre “Islam and Society” runs a doctoral programme “Islam and Society: Islamic-theological studies” designed to study specific, multidisciplinary themes and to support doctoral students in research projects related to Islamic studies and society in the Swiss context.
It is a research and training programme with both specific and transversal themes. It is aimed at doctoral students with a research project promoting topics related to Islamic-theological studies and society. The project is distinguished by its focus on systematic (anthropology, contextual interpretations of Islam, social ethics) and practical (social work, chaplaincy, religious pedagogy) perspectives.
Members of the research team : Arlinda Amiti, Alexander Boehmler, Safia Boudaoui, Baptiste Brodard, Esma Isis-Arnautovic, Nadire Mustafi, Dilek Ucak-Ekinci
Postdoctoral fellow in social sciences and Islamic studies, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
Professor for Islamic Studies; Director of the Swiss Center of Islam and Society
Director of the Swiss Centre for Islam and Society, Professor of Christian and Interreligious Social Ethics - University of Fribourg.
Mallory Schneuwly Purdie
Doctor in science and sociology of religions, researcher in sociology of Muslim practices - University of Fribourg.
Innovative social work practices by Islamic grassroots organizations in Switzerland
In Switzerland, specific issues related to Muslims have recently emerged in public debates. In addition to the question of radicalization, Muslim migrant populations are affected by social problems such as ...
Islamic Reformist Thought in Western Europe: Zakat for Non-Muslims as an Illustration
Islamic reformism is an increasingly popular concept in Europe. However, it refers to distinct currents of thought. Baptiste Brodard proposes to explore a particular current of Islamic reformism that is dis...
Muslim spiritual guidance in the interfaith and secular context
Conference organised by the Swiss Center for Islam & Society Muslim chaplaincy in public institutions in Switzerland was born in response to a concrete need. On the one hand, it is situated a...
to 30/05/22 to 31/05/22
International Conference On the Future of Islamic-theological Studies
The Swiss Centre for Islam and Society (University of Fribourg) is organising a conference in Zurich on 9 and 10 February 30 and 31 May 2022 on the theme "On the Future of a Young Discipline - Isla...
Switzerland / Launch of the project “Muslim organisations as social actors. 3”
The Swiss Centre for Islam and Society, an inter-faculty research and training centre at the University of Fribourg, is launching the third phase of its "OMAS" project under the direction of Profes...
Launch of a website about Islam in Switzerland
In conclusion of the project “Muslim organizations as social actors”(OMAS), the Swiss Center for Islam and Society (CSIS, University of Friborg) designed the website Islamandsociety.ch. It provides...
to 06/11/20 to 07/11/20
Conference ‘Islam in school’
November 6 and 7, 2020. Organized by the Swiss Center for Islam and Society at the University of Fribourg. The international conference "School as a small society, society as a large school: as ...
to 11/09/19 to 31/05/19
Call for papers
International Conference on Islamic Social Work (11./12.9.2019)
Conference of the Swiss Center for Islam and Society (University of Freiburg) on September 11-12, 2019 : Islamic Social Work? From Community Services to Committment to the Common Good ...