The last three decades observed a significant transformation of the religious landscape in the Nordic countries. Migration is one of the most significant reasons behind that change. While the change has been primarily perceived as increase in the numbers of Muslims, it failed to acknowledge significant numbers of Christian migrants. This Christian migration has led to the flourishing of new Catholic, Pentecostal, Eastern and Oriental Orthodox communities, all of which remained largely under the radar. A development that could be described as a ‘silent Christian migration.’
In this seminar, we invite scholars to discuss the new composition of the Christian landscape in the Nordic countries. We invite papers that examine Christian migrants and minorities and discuss the various trends, challenges, opportunities and shapes of these communities.
The conference will take place at Lund University the 27-28th January 2022.
Venue: Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap LUX, Lunds universitet Helgonavägen 3, 223 62 Lund, Sweden