The Impact of Religion - Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy

Welcome to the website of the Research Programme The Impact of Religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy, a Centre of Excellence at Uppsala University 2008-2018. On this website information is provided on the research, research fellows, activities and publications of this programme. The programme runs for ten years and has involved around 75 researchers from 6 faculties since the start. It is supported mainly by The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) and Uppsala University.

Impact of Religion Research Programme has generated research of extremely high international quality, and expanded frontiers of knowledge in new and exciting ways, according to an international expert panel. More about the evaluation.

The Impact of Religion programme is concerned with the economic, social, political, legal and – above all – religious changes that are taking place in Sweden and the Nordic countries at the beginning of the 21st century.

Invitation and Call for papers

The second international conference on:
The Impact of Religion Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy

Uppsala University, Sweden, April 24-26th 2018

  • Suggestions for special thematic sessions are welcome; please send an email to by May 31st 2017

  • Deadline for the submission of abstracts (max 200 words): October 31st 2017 

Recent publications