Collaboration at CRS

The Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre, CRS, is a multidisciplinary research centre that focuses on religion and society in a broad context.  The main areas of research revolve around existential questions and values related to people's outlooks on life. Over ten years, CRS has built up operations through the research programme The Impact of Religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy (IMPACT). More than 90 researchers from all disciplinary domains, with a focus on the humanities and social sciences, have participated in the programme. CRS is now applying its experiences from IMPACT to new projects. Read more about CRS current reserach areas here


Researchers at CRS are collaborating with the Swedish Agency for Support to Faith Communities (SST) to study questions of leadership and influence for women in faith communities in Sweden. The study is led by Professor Mia Lövheim who along with Associate Professor Maria Klingenberg will interview women who have participated in SST's leadership programme for women 'Delaktig, stark och synlig' from 2016-2018.

The project is made possible by funding from Uppsala university allocated to promote collaboration between researchers and other organisations in society.

Dowload the report (in Swedish): Delaktighet, inflytande och ledarskap

For more information on the project, contact project leader Mia Lövheim.


Jesper Magnusson, Fredens Hus, and Martha Middlemiss Lé Mon, Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre, CRS at Uppsala University.

Together, the parties want to examine how fact-based knowledge can best be communicated to different target groups, and how to show whether these ways are successful. Thus, the project focuses on developing educational tools and developing methods for measuring how well the tools work. In concrete terms, Fredens Hus will build an exhibition for young people that is based on some research texts and is centred around the theme of identity. The researchers will then ask a number of visitors to answer questions about how they view and value different things, in part before and in part after they have visited the exhibition.

House of Peace

House of Peace is a non-profit organisation and educational centre that focuses on children and young people, as well as professionals working with youth. Through exhibitions in particular, the organisation works to promote gender equality, counter racism, and provide training in conflict management and active citizenship. 

Seeking new knowledge for mutual benefit

When what is important to others unites with her own scientific drive is when Martha Middlemiss Lé Mon feels most at home. Together with Jesper Magnusson of Fredens Hus and research colleagues, she is now exploring successful ways to get facts across to young people. Both educators and researchers should be able to benefit from this knowledge.

“I've always said that, when it comes to collaboration, you have to find people who have the same energy and passion as you. I believe in building a relationship. When Jesper and I started talking, we realised that we could do this better together than individually, and that we can have some fun while we're at it.”, says Martha Middlemiss Lé Mon. 

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Last modified: 2022-04-27