Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World

Islam and Inter-religious Relations

Exploring the relationship between Islam and other religious traditions, in both Muslim-majority and Muslim–minority contexts.

Mosque and Church in Jakarata, Indonesia

Academic Lead: Professor Hugh Goddard

Islam is the faith of roughly a quarter of humanity in the 21st century, and there are very few regions of the world where Muslims do not live alongside members of other faith communities, as either the majority or as themselves the minority.  How do Muslims engage and interact with other faith traditions both theoretically (i.e. theologically) and practically (i.e. empirically)?  This research cluster investigates the relationship between Islam and the whole range of the world’s other religious traditions, in all continents, and involving community as well as academic partners. 

In January 2020, a half-day workshop was held on 'Islam and Inter-religious Relations in Africa'; and a second workshop, on 'Islam and Inter-religious Relations in South-East Asia' will be held in March 2021.

A short reading list of English-language material on Islam and Other Religious Traditions is available HERE.