Our Projects

Focus Areas

 

—> Working Group on Islam and Pluralism – University of Birmingham:

Examines Islamic theology’s acknowledgment of religious differences and its hierarchical interpretation of pluralism. Explores historical encounters with other religions and the internal diversity within the Sunni tradition, addressing the Sunni-Shia dynamics and their impact on negotiations within Islam.

 

—> Working Groups on Christianities – Berkley Center / FSCIRE / EuARe:

Investigate historical events’ impact on Christian understanding of religious diversity. Explore the influence of movements like the Ecumenical movement and the Second Vatican Council on shaping perceptions of religious diversity among Christians. They are divided into: Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity and Protestantism.

 

—> Working Group on Judaism – Haifa Laboratory for Religious Studies

Delves into historical case studies where religious pluralism has been central to theological debates and examines its contemporary treatment.

 

Key Highlights

 

  • Upcoming Workshop:

Global Catholicism and Religious Pluralism (Rome, 16-17 May 2024)

 

  • Past Workshops Include:

– Theologies and Practices of Religious Pluralism in Islam (Sarajevo, 20-21 November 2023)

– Theologies and Practices of Religious Pluralism in Judaism (Online, 9 February 2023)

– Theologies and Practices of Religious within Orthodox Christianity (Volos Academy for Theological Studies, 16 January 2023)

– Christianity and Religious Pluralism (European Academy of Religion, 21 June 2022, with Fscire and the Berkley Center at Georgetown University)

– Islam and Religious Pluralism (University of Birmingham, 14-15 June 2022)

 

  • Preliminary Workshops:

– Orthodox Christianities (September 2021)

– Pluralism and Christianity: Disentangling the Concept of Otherness (July 2021)

– Pluralism & Islam: An Interdisciplinary Assessment (June 2021)

– Varieties of Religions (April 2021)