Interreligious relations

Since PluRel's inception, interreligious encounters and dialogue between religions have been important areas of concern. A research group within the PluRel structure, focusing on these themes, was formalised in 2011. The relation between religion and secularity is an important aspect of the group's work.

About the group

PluRel's research group on Interreligious Relations overlaps with the Faculty of Theology's research group Interreligious studies, but engages also researchers from other faculties/institutions. For PluRel seminars initiated by the group's members, see Events in the left margin menu.

The group is led by Professor Oddbjørn Leirvik (University of Oslo)

  • Vebjørn Horsfjord analyzes the Muslim-Christian dialogue process A Common Word
  • Helge Årsheim notions of religion at the United Nations Treaty Bodies 
  • Rosemarie van den Breemer different types of secularism faced with religious diversity (case: burial practices).
  • Associate Professor Marie Von der Lippe (University of Bergen).



  • Web-page on Christian-Muslim Relations and Interreligious Dialogue
Published Dec. 6, 2011 3:11 PM - Last modified Mar. 5, 2015 5:05 PM