News from 2018
Mänskliga rättigheter firas av forskare
Den 10 december 1948 antogs FN:s allmänna förklaring om de mänskliga rättigheterna. Förklaringen fyller alltså 70 år, vilket firas i Humanistiska teatern, med föredrag och diskussioner.
Ny doktorsavhandling - Vilken mening!?: En blandad metodstudie i religionspsykologi av meningsskapandets betydelse för skolungdomar
Åsa Schumann, doktorand i ämnen religionspsykologi och aktiv inom Impact-programmet disputerar den 21 december.
New doctoral thesis - Existential meaning-making in the midst of meaninglessness and suffering
Yukako Nahlbom, doctoral student in psychology of religion and active within theme 4 of the Impact programme defends her doctoral thesis on the 13th of December
New Publication - Relativism and Post-Truth in Contemporary Society
This book approaches post-truth and relativism in a multidisciplinary fashion. Researchers from astrophysics, philosophy, psychology, media studies, religious studies, anthropology, social epistemology and sociology discuss and analyse the impact of relativism and post-truth both within the academy and in society at large.
New Project: Pentecostal Migrants in Secular Sweden, Influences and Challenges
The project Pentecostal Migrants in Secular Sweden, Influences and Challenges led by Emir Mahieddin was granted funding from the Swedish Science Council in early November.
Johan Wejryd defense doctoral thesis
Marie Claire Foblets becomes honorary doctor at the faculty of Law
Marie Claire Foblets researchers with close connections to the Impact programme becomes honorary doctor at the faculty of Law.
Stipendium till Oliver Li
Familj, medborgarskap, migration – Sveriges politik för anhöriginvandring i ett jämförande perspektiv
Karin Borevi, forskare vid CRS, presentarar en ny rapport om anhöriginvandring.
Impact Deputy Director Anna-Sara Lind in a debate on Research and Engagement
The Citizen Researcher: Cooperation, Activism, and Integrity in Research
Victoria Enkvist discussed the concept of "Freedom of religion"
Victoria Enkvist (Faculty of Law, Uppsala University) was invited by Sverigesradio to discuss the concept of "Freedom of Religion".
Research seminars autumn 2018
CRS research seminars are a complement to higher seminars tied to a particular discipline and give researchers the opportunity to present and discuss research with a focus on religion and society in a multi-disciplinary setting.
New affiliated researcher at CRS: Mudar Shakra
Mudar Shakra is a PhD student at the Department of Theology at Uppsala University. His main focus in his doctoral study is related to the relation between law and religion in the context of religious and secular legal and judicial systems between Sweden and Middle East.
The doctoral workshop preceding the Impact of Religion Conference 2018 was highly appreciated
More than 30 doctoral students from all over the world were invited to present their research at a doctoral workshop organized by Cemfor and CRS at Uppsala University.
Emin Poljarevic received title Associate Professor (Docent) of Sociology of Religion at the Department of Theology
Emin Poljarevic, lecturer at the department of theology and researcher within the Impact programme, has specialized in Islamic studies, political Islam and Salafism. On the occasion of his new title he gave a lecture on "Theology as “an object” of sociological research". You can read a summary of his lecture and more about his research here:
Impact researchers got fundings in order to study Muslim legal practices in Sweden
Impact researchers Mosa Sayed ( Law at Uppsala University) and Pia Karlsson Minganti (Department of Ethnology, Stockholm University) recently obtained funds for research from the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation, in order to study Muslim legal practices in Sweden.
New affiliated researcher at CRS: Annika Nilsson
– It’s a pressing need for social science and humanities research in this field, and CRS is an excellent forum for such multidisciplinary research collaboration, says Annika Nilsson.
Swedish judges need to understand religion
The Impact researcher and Professor in Law Maarit Jänterä-Jareborg is interviewed in the newspaper Hufvudstadsbladet about her thoughts on how the tradition of Sharia is used in the Swedish legal system.
Religion and media are often a problem in the media
24th of May Mia Lövheim, Professor in Sociology of Religion, was interviewed by the magazine Kyrkans Tidning. In the magazine she speaks about how religion has become more popular and visible in Swedish media. Her research is part of the research programme The Impact of Religion.
Seminar on research excellence and collaboration
On May 28th, 2018 the Faculty of Theology and CRS invited researchers to a seminar on innovative collaborative research projects between academia and the public and private sectors.
Impact researchers win a grant - Research on Islam in Sweden
Impact researchers Mosa Sayed (Uppsala University) and Pia Karlsson Minganti (Stockholm University) won a research grand from the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation. They will study the role of Muslim communities in the dissolution of mariage in Sweden.
Impact forskare får anslag - Forskning om Islam i Sverige
International conference 2018 - The Impact of religion
The Second International Interdisciplinary conference The Impact of Religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy”, took place 24-26 April 2018!
New Thesis in the Psychology of Religion - Christina Lloyd
Moments of meaning – Towards an assessment of protective and risk factors for existential vulnerability among young women with mental ill-health concerns: A mixed methods project in clinical psychology of religion and existential health.
Debate on the Call to Prayer in Sweden
Three lawyers from the Impact Programme signed an editorial in the Swedish newspaper SvD dealing with the freedom to exercise one's religion.
Report on State Support to Religious Communities in Sweden
Freedom of religion is the main motivation for the state to support religious communities. This is the conclusion of the main investigator of the newly published report concerning state support to religous communities, entitled Statens stöd till trossamfund i ett mångreligiöst Sverige som överlämnats till kulturministern.
Conference 2018 : Swedish Network for European Legal Studies
The Swedish Network for European Legal Studies (SNELS) is holding its annual conference on April 9-10 in Stockholm, Sweden. The theme of the conference is “Freedom to and Freedom from Religion: the Rule of Law in the European Democratic State”.
New Publication on Secular Rituals
What do secular rituals imply? The Swedish Church has long been the obvious space for organizing important rituals in the life cycles of the Swedes, such as baptisms, weddings, and funerals. But this obviousness is challenged now by the growing space given to secular equivalents of these rituals.
New Thesis in the Philosophy of Religion by Oliver Li
Panentheism, Panpsychism and Neuroscience: In Search of an Alternative Metaphysical Framework in Relation to Neuroscience, Consciousness, Free Will, and Theistic Beliefs
Impact researcher Fred Nyberg received the Rudbeck medal
At the ceremony of Uppsala University’s winter promotion Professor Emeritus Fred Nyberg received the Uppsala university Rudbeck medal. Fred Nyberg is Professor Emeritus in the field of biological addiction and Senior Professor at the institution of pharmaceutical bio science.
Well-attended event for CRS ten-years celebration
About hundred people showed up when Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre (CRS) organized a big event to celebrate its ten-years jubilee on the 23th of January
Impact researcher in media: Kavot Zillén comment on a new verdict from the Labor Arbitration Court.
In the newspaper Dagen researcher Kavot Zillén comment on a case about a female dentist who claims to be exposed of indirect discrimination due to her religious believes.
Impactforskare intervjuas av tidningen Dagen
Impact- och religionsforskaren Josephine Sundqvist har med anledning av sin nyutkomna avhandling “Beyond an instrumental approach to religion and development - Challenges for church-based healthcare in Tanzania” intervjuats av tidningen Dagen.
New thesis about Challenges for church-based healthcare in Tanzania
The dissertation “Beyond an instrumental approach to religion and development - Challenges for church-based healthcare in Tanzania” serves as a contribution to the larger ongoing debate on the role of religion in development in an effort to move beyond an instrumental approach.
“The stereotypical conceptions about the role of women and religious minorities need to be nuanced”
This is one of many findings that Prof. Anders Bäckström together with other Impact researchers put forward in the Wave-project. The newly released anthology “Religion and Welfare in Europe. Gendered and minority perspectives” is the final report of the project, which presents rich case studies and research conclusions.
New publication: “Religion and Welfare in Europe: Gendered and minority perspectives”.
“Religion and Welfare in Europe” explores regional conceptions and variations in welfare and religion across Europe.