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2018

Belonging to the ummah: contemporary issues, ambiguities and challenges

Lecture of Ghaleb BENCHEIKH, Chairman of the World Conference of Religions for Peace and president of the Fondation de l’islam de France

Lecture given at the second international Congress of PLURIEL, at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

Conférence de Ghaleb BENCHEIKH, président de la Conférence mondiale des religions pour la paix et président de la Fondation de l’islam de France

Donnée lors du deuxième congrès international de PLURIEL, à l’Université pontificale grégorienne de Rome.

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MIDÉO No. 37: Recitation in the early centuries of Islam

The history of reciting the Quran has been rarely studied. This volume comprises most of the papers presented at the Third IDEO Conference held in Cairo in October 2020 on reciting in the early Isl...

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Not without others: recognition of others and unity in Christ – on the relationship between mission and dialogue

Article published in the missiology journal ZMR 106 (2022/1-4), double issue: “Evangelisation and Fraternity in the Plural World

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Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti and the Second Coming of Jesus in Islam

"This article first provides an overall picture of Jesus in the Qur’anic Text, amongst the stories of the other prophets, his prophetic role during the mission God gave him on earth and at the End ...

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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 democr...

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Islam in Prison: Finding Faith, Freedom and Fraternity

“Based on original evidence from 279 Muslim prisoners and 79 prison officers, we explore how Muslims come to be incarcerated, how the practice of Islam affects prison life and rehabilitation,...

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Religious Radicalism. The Challenges of an Ill-Defined Concept in Europe

Ali Mostfa, professor of linguistics and discourse analysis at the Catholic University of Lyon, analyses the semantic shifts about the notion of religious radicalism, particularly since the Septemb...

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Normativity of Holy Scriptures in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

In Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the orientation towards “holy texts” is central. While in the past it was undisputed that these texts could be understood as directly given by God an...

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The Cross in Rūmī’s Maṯnawī

"A cursory reading of Rūmī’s Maṯnawī suggests that the author follows the dominant Qur’ānic interpretation denying Jesus Christ’s Crucifixion. Closer analysis demonstrates, however, that Rūmī inter...

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Exclusively for Adherents of ‘Divinely Revealed’ Religions?

How did the preparatory work for the Egyptian constitutions discuss issues of freedom of religion and belief? « The term “divinely revealed religions” is used in the constitution, laws, and some...

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Not without others: recognition of others and unity in Christ – on the relationship between mission and dialogue

    Auteur(s) :

  • Tobias Specker

Article published in the missiology journal ZMR 106 (2022/1-4), double issue: “Evangelisation and Fraternity in the Plural World

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Education And Otherness: What are the Issues in a Context of Diversity?

    Auteur(s) :

  • Salim Daccache

In the era of the continuous call for the adoption of citizenship and living together (al Azhar declaration March 2017) and human brotherhood and common coexistence (Abu Dhabi document February 201...

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The representation of non-Islamist Muslims in Sunni Islamist discourse

    Auteur(s) :

  • Wael Saleh

Full lecture title : 'The representation of non-Islamist Muslims in Sunni Islamist discourse: an intra-religious otherness?' In what ways do non-Brother Muslims (especially secular, liberal and ...

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Thinking Islam in Europe

    Auteur(s) :

  • Alberto Fabio Ambrosio

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 collabor...

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Muslim as ‘Other’ in former Yugoslavia

    Auteur(s) :

  • Cédomir Nestorovic

Balkan Islam, and in particular that of the former Yugoslavia, is plural because of its ethnic diversity. However, the collective perception does not see it that way, due to a double homogenisation...

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Between Standardization And Otherness: Being A Muslim In The In The French Armed Forces

    Auteur(s) :

  • Elyamine Settoul

Already present since the colonisation process, the question of Islam within the French army has reappeared strongly with the settling down of the populations resulting from the great waves of indu...

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Otherness and nationalisms, the threat of identity to openness

    Auteur(s) :

  • Antoine Fleyfel

This talk addresses the issue of Islam and otherness from the perspective of Christians in the Middle East. At the heart of the multiple constructions of identity since the mid-nineteenth century i...

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The other in Islamic civilization: from the immanence of cultures to divine transcendence

    Auteur(s) :

  • Raja Sakrani

Lecture given at the 3rd International Congress of Pluriel on the theme "Islam and Otherness", on 24 May 2022, at Saint Joseph University in Beirut. Read abstract on the French tab.

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Protestantism and Islam

    Auteur(s) :

  • Pierre-Olivier Léchot

How did Martin Luther and John Calvin view Islam? How have Protestant theologians contributed to research on Islam? Pierre-Olivier Léchot, professor of modern history at the Protestant Institute of...

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Corresponding across Religious Borders: The Letter of al-Qūṭī

    Auteur(s) :

  • Diego Sarrió Cucarella

Summary : This article provides an introduction to the Letter of al-Qūṭī, a short anti-Islamic polemic in Arabic purportedly written by an unknown priest active in Toledo in the mid-1...