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Project: Islam in Flanders: the establishment and social role of mosques. Social-geographical, politico-ideological, socio-cultural and religious aspect.

project duration
01-JAN-01 – 31-OCT-04
abstract
Contrary to what happened in the surrounding countries, the social role and functions of the mosques in Flanders are still in need of systematic research. The mosques in Europe developing themselves into multifunctional centres, the research project aims at getting a scientific view on the way Muslim communities organize their religious life in the context of Belgian secularism.