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Eleonora Pede

Country: Italy

PhD Student, Faculty of Theology of Lugano

Eleonora is doing a PhD in religious studies at the Faculty of Theology, Lugano. Her field of research is a comparative study between Muslim and Christian ethics, focusing on gender issues in Europe. Eleonora strongly believes that there is a link between Muslim-Christian relations and gender equality and that interfaith dialogue can help to fight against gender inequalities. She holds a master’s degree in languages for international communication, graduating from the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies. Her passion is studying Islamic ethics and interreligious dialogue; she believes that religion has the power to unite humanity but also to divide it, and for this reason, she has decided to study interfaith dialogue. Eleonora believes that people should be educated in interfaith dialogue in order to build bridges within society on various levels.