With an estimated presence of 2.5 million Muslims, Islam has taken center-stage in the Italian public debate. The most common approach is a securitarian one, often with openly hostile tones, and recurrent conflicts arise around mosques, as well as possible State recognition for the Muslim community (or rather some of its braches). In perspective, however, the most pressant issue is the training of religious leaders. Despite some praiseworthy initiatives, Italy is lagging behind in this field. An inspiration should come from the German experience of the Centers of Islamic Theology, which are embedded in the Faculties of Theology. Also in the case of European Islam, theology does matter.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Muslims in Italy and the training of imams|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||VITA E PENSIERO|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- Imams training
- Italian Muslims