Global Compact on Education

It takes a village to raise a child”. An African proverb is the slogan chosen by Pope Francis to launch the Global Compact on Education, a global educational pact, which will be signed on 15 October 2020 in the Vatican, by representatives of the major religions, of international organizations and humanitarian institutions, as well as members of the academic, economic, political and cultural world.

The Holy Father has instructed the Congregation for Catholic Education to appeal to those who care about the education of the younger generations, to involve them in the pact, which each of them will undertake to implement in its own sphere and spread as much as possible. The Congregation is the authority of the Holy See to which 216,000 Catholic schools and 1750 universities worldwide refer.

In the series of preparatory events, the PISAI organized, on February 24 2020, in collaboration with the Pontifical Gregorian University (Cardinal Bea Centre for Jewish Studies and Interreligious Studies Centre), a study day entitled When Religions Contribute to Education for a more Fraternal Humanity.
Seven speakers representing seven different religious traditions (Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and traditional African religions) participated in a roundtable discussion on the theme: What are the resources of one's own religious tradition for building universal brotherhood?

Study Day:  When Religions Contribute to Education for a more Fraternal Humanity

Congress “Islam & Otherness”

In view of the many restrictions still in force in many countries, the Pluriel coordination committee, composed of 11 members from different institutions of the network, decided a reshape of the Congress "Islam and Otherness" in two stages: a first online webinar on 13 April 2021; a second stage in Beirut from 24 to 27 May 2022.

Programme of the 13 April 2021

3PM: Opening words, Michel Younès (France), general coordinator of PLURIEL
3.15: Introduction, Emmanuel Pisani (France), Director of the Institute of Sciences and Theology of Religions (ICP, Paris) and Director of the Dominican Institute of Oriental Studies (Cairo)
3.30: Lecture The question of otherness in classical Islam (in French), Raja Sakrani (Germany), Lecturer and researcher in law, scientific coordinator at the Käte Hamburger Centre for Advanced Study “Law as Culture” (Bonn)
4:00: Respondents: Geopolitical axis, Michaela Quast-Neulinger (Austria) (in English); Dialogical axis, Tobias Specker (Germany) (in English); Citizenship axis, Alessandro Ferrari (Italy) (in French)
4.30: Discussion with the audience
5.00: Break
5.15: Introduction to the question "Islam and otherness in Lebanon", Roula Talhouk (Lebanon), Director of the Centre for Documentation and Islamic-Christian Research (CEDRIC) – Saint-Joseph University of Beirut.
5.30: Lecture The view of Lebanese Islam on the other: what specificity? (in French), Salim Daccache (Lebanon), Rector of Saint Joseph University since 2012. Doctor of Letters and Philosophy and in Educational Sciences
6.00: Conference Why are Christians and Muslims rethinking their life together on the eve of the first centenary of the proclamation of Greater Lebanon? (in French), Amin Elias (Lebanon), Assistant Professor in History at Antonine University and the Lebanese University
6:20: Lecture A Lebanese Muslim theologian’s viewpoint (in French), Nayla Tabbara (Lebanon), theologian, Doctor of Religious Sciences, Director of the Institute of Citizenship and Diversity Management of the Adyan Foundation
6.40: Discussion with the audience
7.00: End of the webinar

Sacred Texts and Human Contexts

The conference Sacred Mystical Traditions, Approaches to Peaceful Coexistence, will be held online in May 2021, 24-25.

Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue
Pontificio Istituto di Studi Arabi e d’Islamistica

Ramon Llull. The person and his relationship with Islam

We are pleased to inform that the conference “Raimondo Lullo. Il personaggio e il suo rapporto con l’Islam”will take place from June 3 to 4, 2021 in Rome.
Further details will be published at a later time.

Pontificio Istituto di Studi Arabi e d’Islamistica
Scuola Superiore di Studi Medievali e Francescani Ateneu
Universitari Sant Pacià di Barcellona
Diocesi di Maiorca
Aula Lul⋅liana de Barcelona

From Academia to Practice: Interreligious Dialogue Experiences in Africa

The PISAI and the John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue invite their students and alumni to a webinar on 19 April 2021 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm (Rome time), featuring alumni of both Institutions who will share their experiences of interreligious encounter in Africa.
The webinar will be conducted in English.

Fr. Francis Adekunle Adedigba (Archdiocese of Ibadan, Nigeria)
Fr. Manuel Corullón Fernández, OFM (Archdiocese of Rabat, Morocco)
Fr. Richard Gokum (Diocese of Sokoto, Nigeria)
Fr. Aloysius Nuolabong (Diocese of Wa, Ghana)

Fr. Paulin Batairwa Kubuya, S.X., Undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, will offer the concluding remarks.

ZOOM LINK to register: