MAJORITY RELIGIONS, MIGRANTS, AND INTEGRATION

This session invites papers that approach these issues from the point of the minority groups and religions as well as from the majority`s side. 

The religious landscape in the Nordic countries is undergoing significant changes. On the one hand, the established churches are under reform, where several countries are working towards de-establishment while others have decided to prolong a situation with tight connections between state and church.  On the other hand, groups of migrants belonging to minority churches and non-Christian religions find their place in society. A diverse religious landscape is a challenge for both majority and minorities in society. At the same time, there is both more conflicts and cooperation between majority and minority religious groups. Migrants integrate themselves into local communities at the same time as they react to the attitudes they meet from the majority populations. Increasing hostility towards certain immigrant groups may represent an obstacle for integration. This session invites papers that approach these issues from the point of the minority groups and religions as well as from the majority`s side. Both qualitative as well as quantitative studies are welcomed.

SUBMIT A PAPER

ORGANIZERS:

PETER B. ANDERSEN & PÅL KETIL BOTVAR

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

KIFO Institute for Church, Religion and Worldview Research, Norway

peterba@hum.ku.dk

botvar@kifo.no

 

 

 

Published Feb. 14, 2018 1:15 PM - Last modified Feb. 14, 2018 1:15 PM