Islam Seen from Europe25 February 2016. From 16:30 | Workshop | Palau Macaya, Barcelona
The refugee crisis, many from Arab countries, and a security context marked by the threat posed by the Islamic State (Daesh) are two of the main issues that seem to cloud European relations with both Islam and its fellow Muslim citizens.
Muslims have been present in Europe since the beginning of Islam in the 7th century. This presence cannot be considered a new or imported phenomenon: it is a European fact. It should also be noted that this is not a homogeneous religious reality. After centuries of coexistence, Europe and its Muslims face new challenges.
The Muslim world in Europe has seldom dealt with the breadth of this seminar: from the past to the present, from the south to the north, from the inside out. Beyond the present, marked by the Paris attacks, the aim is to vindicate Islam as a religion of the Old Continent and to help overcome controversy, social fears and stigmatization through knowledge and dialogue.
Organized by the CEI International Affairs, the conference aims to vindicate Islam as a religion of the Old Continent and help overcome controversy, social fears and stigmatization through knowledge and dialogue.