PLURIEL is a University Research Platform on Islam in Europe and in Lebanon launched by the Federation of the Catholic Universitiesand now linked to IFCU.
Thus it seeks to promote the relationships between researchers in the field of Islam and Islamo-Christian dialogue, in link with Eastern Christians, and to foster the interaction between academics and social actors. The aim is also to open up research fields on Islam and to develop methodological tools that may help to avoid blocking situations to avoid cultural misunderstandings.
PLURIEL is a scientific, academic and societal research area. It enables to connect research groups together and to link isolated researchers to research units. It promotes the cooperation between researchers from European and Middle Eastern universities in order for them to mutually benefit from an exchange of views on knowledge and current academic methodological approaches to Islam.
In the process of cross-cultural and interreligious dialogue these encounters are essential, as they contribute to the removal of prejudices. The project is a vital challenge for Europe where millions of Muslims dwell and for the Middle East where millions of Christians live.