Pentecostal Migrants in Secular Sweden

A multidisciplinary project investigating three Pentecostal migrant congregations in the Greater Stockholm region.

Influences and Challenges

Migration is one of the most pressing political and social issues in contemporary Sweden. With migration, religion has also become more visible. How does religious migration influence the Swedish secular society?

This multidisciplinary project approaches this question by investigating three Pentecostal migrant congregations in the Greater Stockholm region. What is the role of religion for these migrants and what are the challenges they encounter in secular Sweden? The project is financed by the Swedish Research Council between February 2019 and Mars 2022.

Project description

Researcher

Katarina Westerlund, Associate professor, Systematic Theology and Studies in World Views, Uppsala University (Principal Investigator)

Emir Mahieddin, PhD, Antrophology, EHESS, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (coordinator of fieldwork)

Torbjörn Aronson, PhD, Church History, PhD, Political Science, Uppsala University

Victoria Enkvist, PhD, Constitutional Law, Uppsala University  

Magdalena Nordin, PhD, Sociology of Religion, University of Gothenburg

Anders Bäckström, Professor emeritus, Sociology of Religion, Uppsala University

Sven-Erik Brodd, Professor emeritus, Ecclesiology, Uppsala University