Using a broad historical and geographical perspective, the proposed comparative and multidisciplinary project RETOPEA: Religious Toleration and Peace funded by the H2020 program of the European commission, will examine various types and elements of co-existence of diverse religious and non-religious communities in Europe and beyond today and in the future. Within the research working units of the project, we will introduce two of the research lines that the project is developing within the consortium: Research on Islamic initiatives for religious understanding promoted mainly by non-European stakeholders and contemporary representations of religious coexistence, concretely concerning religious pluralism in political speech in Spain and Europe. By providing a historical and comparative perspective, our research aims at enabling European citizens to better grasp the conditions needed for religious and non-religious coexistence. The purpose is to translate into innovative dissemination tools in order to be used for education purposes of any type (e.g. formal, informal) and discipline (history, political science, civic education) and in proposals for appropriate changes in national educational systems.
Religious Toleration, Religious Pluralism, Islamic Initiatives, Political Discourse, Memory Politics
The Politics of Religion
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session
Postdoctoral Researcher, Departamento de Estudios Semíticos, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Postdoctoral Researcher, Universidad de Granada, Spain