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Social functioning of female reverts to Islam in Poland





This article, based on two field research carried out between 2018 and 2021, draws upon qualitative and quantitative data and aims to depict the current state of female reverts to Islam in Poland. The growing number of reverts in Europe has fueled discussions about the concept of European Islam and the role of reverts in society. Thus, even if they are identified as a small part of the population, they can become social agents in interfaith linking. Reverts deal with prejudices and balance their identity between a sense of religious and national belonging. There is a common assumption in public opinion that religiosity as such excludes the identification and integration of minorities with major cultures and groups, so in this article the authorwanted to look at how Polish women reverting to Islam negotiate their religious identity, beliefs and practices while living primarily in a Catholic environment.

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