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

Thursday 27th: LUX B336 and Personal commonroom
Friday 28th: LUX C214

It is possible to listen in to all key-notes and papers online. Zoom links below.

Thursday 27th – Main conference, first day
Room: LUX B336
Zoom-link 27 January:

09.30-10.00 – check in and morning coffee

10.00-15: Welcome speech
Mika Vähäkangas, Professor, Lund University, Sweden.

10.15-10.30: practical
Emil Saggau, Research fellow, Lund University, Sweden.

10.30-11.30 keynote I:“ "Mapping migration, Mapping Churches' responses in Europe"
Alessia Passarelli, Foundation for Religious Sciences 'John XXIII' in Bologna, Italy.

11.30-13.15 Lunch

13.15-14.15: keynote 2: “Christian minorities in contemporary Sweden – e pluribus unum?”
Magdalena Nordin, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Break 14.15-14.30

14.30-15.30 Session I

Chair: Bjørn Thomassen

Paper 1: “Methodological challenges in estimating Christian migrant groups in Denmark”
Brian Arly Jacobsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Paper 2 “In Pursuit of Identity: Chronicles and Dynamics of Ghanaian Christian Migration”
Karen Lauterbach and Dorothy Antwi Boasiako, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

15.30-15.45: Coffee Break

15.45- 16.45: keynote 3: “Orthodox Christians in Northern Europe - diaspora or minority?“
Sebastian Rimestad, Universität Leipzig, Germany.

17.00 Special session Room: Staff room
Only physphical

17.00-18.30 with drinks and snacks

Jointly hosted between Lund University, CCME (Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe), ”A World of Neighbourgs” and the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church, Migrant committee

”Is their a knowlegde gap on Christian migrants and minorities in the Nordic countries?”
In this special session we will take a look on the landscape of Christian migrants and minorities in the Nordic region from the point of view of the Christian organisations, who work with people on the move in order to pin-point, if and where there is a knowledge gap.

Søren Dalsgaard, Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church, Migrant committee
Per Kristiansson, Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church
Torsten Moritz, Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME)
Chair: Emil Saggau

Bridging the knowledge gap - ”Religious councils and courts in Denmark”
Niels Valdemar Vinding, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
18.30 Dinner at campus


Friday 28th - Main conference, second day
Room: LUX C214
Zoom-link: 28th January:

09.15-10.30 Keynote 4: “Christian immigration to the Nordic countries”
Tuomas Martikainen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland.


10.30-11.30.: Session II (Online panel):
Chair: Tuomas Martikainen

Paper 3: “New Face of Catholicism in Sweden”
Ryszard Bobrowicz, Lund University, Sweden.

Paper 4 ”Suddenly a small table appeared in the church room…” - Church of Sweden and the New Christian Landscape.
Kristina Helgesson Kjellin, Uppsala University, Sweden.

11.30-13.00: lunch

13.00-14.00 Keynote 5: ”The Visible and the Invisible: Narrating Catholic Immigration in Denmark”Bjørn Thomassen, Roskilde University, Denmark.

14.00-14.15: break

14.15 – 16.15: Session III
Chair: Tornike Metreveli

Paper 5: “The catechetical challenge: Faith education in the multicultural Catholic Church of Norway” Anders Aschim & Ole Kolbjørn Kjørven, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway.

Paper 6” Priests as institutional entrepreneurs”
Lars J.Halvorsen & Anders Aschim, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. Norway.

Paper 7: ”Working towards God: Filipino Catholic Work Migrants in Denmark”
Astrid Krabbe Trolle, Roskilde University, Denmark.

Paper 8 “From commuter to village dweller – Rumanian orthodox migrants in rural districts in Denmark”
Emil Saggau, Lund University, Sweden.


Junior scholar sessions (26th):
Room: LUX B336

13.00-17.00: session Lux
Chair: Emil Saggau

Junior scholars
Leonardo Marcondes Alves, VID Specialized University, Stavanger
Maria Borup, University of Copenhagen
Anoo Niskanen, Åbo Akademi
Michael Brixtofte Petersen, Roskilde University
Maja Balle, Roskilde University

Emil Saggau, Research Fellow Michael Brixtofte Petersen
Sebastian Rimestad, Senior Research Fellow for Maria Borup
Magdalena Nordin, Associated professor for Anoo Niskanen
Bjørn Thomassen, professor for Leonardo Marcondes Alves
Emil Saggau, Research Fellow for Maja Balle

18.00 dinner for Junior scholar and respondents

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