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Religions 2017, 8(10), 229; doi:10.3390/rel8100229

Religious Diversity and Freedom of Conscience in the Arabic Countries Facing Globalization and Migration

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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tunis, 1007 Tunis, Tunisia
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Islamology and Political Science, University of Lyon, 69007 Lyon, France
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Received: 22 August 2017 / Revised: 9 October 2017 / Accepted: 9 October 2017 / Published: 18 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Religious Diversity in a Pluralistic Society)
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Muslim societies are facing the new challenges of cultural and religious diversity. They are experiencing migratory phenomena, or because they are countries of immigration (such as in the Persian Gulf monarchies and emirates) or countries that are becoming a new destination of migrants (such as Morocco and other North African nations). These challenges are increasingly urgent due to the effects of other globalization vectors such as new communication technologies that cross all boundaries and foster unprecedented conversions. The purpose of this contribution is limited to the religious aspect of the new forms of diversification faced by Muslim countries. The goal is to analyze to what extent this process biases traditional ways of managing religious diversity. View Full-Text
Keywords: globalization; migrations; Arabic countries; Islam globalization; migrations; Arabic countries; Islam
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Elguédri, R.; Ferjani, M.C. Religious Diversity and Freedom of Conscience in the Arabic Countries Facing Globalization and Migration. Religions 2017, 8, 229.

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