Islam in/and/of Europe?

Perspectives from the Middle Ages to the Post-Secular Age
8 October 2015
9 October 2015
10 October 2015
8-10 October, 2015

VENUE: Aula Kessler, Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, Via Verdi 26

The growth of a strong criticism regarding the idea of Europe leads to question the nature, coexistence, and mutual influence of the diverse identities which shape the European space. At the same time, in several European countries religion is assuming an increasing and yet not well-defined role in the public sphere. In this pluralistic and post-secular context, the long-lasting historical interaction between Europe and Islam as well as the substantial presence of Muslims in contemporary Europe, raise questions about the significance of Islam for the so-called common destiny of Europe. How does Islam define itself as a religion “in” Europe? Are Europe “and” Islam referring to two different identities? What does a possible Islam “of” Europe imply in terms of institutional and political challenges and opportunities? The conference aims at discussing these questions and establishing ground for continued debate.

Please find a detailed programme in the download section.

How to Apply
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Scientific Committee
Amina Nawaz – Centre for Islamic Theology (ZITh), Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Davide Scotto – Centre for Islamic Theology (ZITh), Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Ruggero Vimercati Sanseverino – Centre for Islamic Theology (ZITh), Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Club Alpbach Trentino
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