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Chat: Interreligious dialogue – Crossed views in France and West Africa

21 juin 2019

Dear members and friends of the Africa World Institute (AMI),

The entire IAM team is pleased to invite you to its next conference, organized on Friday, June 21, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Arrupe Room,

At 42 Rue de Grenelle, Paris 75007. (Metro: Lines 10/12 Sèvres Babylone, Line 12 Rue du Bac)

The theme of this event will be: « Teaching of the religious fact, secularism and interreligious dialogue: crossed views in France and West Africa ».

Throughout the world, crises and conflicts related to religion are recurrent, and initiatives by States, religious leaders, international organizations and civil society are multiplying in an attempt to curb the phenomenon by encouraging dialogue in favour of living together and peace. Through a series of studies and actions undertaken over the past year, the Africa World Institute seeks to shed light on all the issues related to interreligious and coexistence. Aware of the importance of teaching individuals about religion, of the definition of and respect for secularism by States in Europe and Africa, in the face of the challenges of extremism, withdrawal and terrorism, the IAM is giving a voice at this event to actors and specialists in these fields.

To this end, we will receive:


University professor, historian of religions, teacher in Senegal and France, specialist in the teaching of religion, founder of the Institute for the Study and Teaching of Religions at the Catholic University Centre of Burgundy, organizer of training sessions for teachers from France and overseas, author of numerous books on the history of religions and the teaching of religion.

Father Basil SOYOYE

Nigerian missionary of the Society of African Missions (SMA) in Lyon, Director of the Crossroads of African Cultures, missionary trainer and seminarian in Egypt, Benin, France organizer of youth training camps for interreligious dialogue in northern Nigeria and Niger, author of numerous articles on interreligious issues and the danger of the rise of extremism on all sides.

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