Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre (CRS)


The Impact of Religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy is a research programme at Uppsala University, taking its point of departure in the following observations:

  • religion is increasingly visible in public life;
  • this visibility should be seen in the context of human rights, global migration and continuing technological and general social change;
  • the nation state and – more specifically – the Nordic welfare state is in the process of change; this in turn affects a wide variety of actors, including religious communities;
  • taken together, these factors provoke new cultural and religious questions, which challenge our understandings of democracy, international co-operation, law, healthcare and existing outlooks on life;
  • the study of religion requires both multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches

Six themes