How do we teach about religion in a multicultural Europe? What connections are there between religion and conflict, or between religion and welfare? These topical questions are the focus of two major EU projects to be led by Uppsala University, Sweden.
Two projects about religion in a multicultural society have been granted EU funding from the Sixth Framework Program and the Socrates Program, respectively. Both will be directed from Uppsala University. The first one is a research project, to be directed by Professor Anders Bäckström. The project, which has received mSEK 12 over a three-year period, is a continuation of a previous project on religion and welfare, focusing on the importance of a majority religion for the welfare systems of various European countries.
"Now we will be looking more closely at minorities. Europe is changing; so much is happening culturally. There is some concern among decision-makers about the position of minorities and Europe‚s ability to integrate," says Anders Bäckström.
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