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Svenska kyrkans studentprästverksamhet

Roeser, Christina LU (2011) TEOM75 20111
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
The Church of Sweden is the largest church in Sweden and has according to its Church Ordinance a diaconal responsibility for everyone who stays in the parish, including students and employees at the universities. It is hard to see that this responsibility is fulfilled.

This thesis deals with concerns about the student chaplains in Sweden. I attempt to answer the questions "how do the student chaplains work", "what needs do the students have", and, towards the end of the thesis, "how do the student chaplains respond to the students' needs?" The thesis concerns only the student chaplains in the Church of Sweden even though there are other religious communities working for students.

The main part of the thesis is an empirical study... (More)
The Church of Sweden is the largest church in Sweden and has according to its Church Ordinance a diaconal responsibility for everyone who stays in the parish, including students and employees at the universities. It is hard to see that this responsibility is fulfilled.

This thesis deals with concerns about the student chaplains in Sweden. I attempt to answer the questions "how do the student chaplains work", "what needs do the students have", and, towards the end of the thesis, "how do the student chaplains respond to the students' needs?" The thesis concerns only the student chaplains in the Church of Sweden even though there are other religious communities working for students.

The main part of the thesis is an empirical study based on interviews with the student chaplains in southern Sweden and on a digital survey which I sent out to all the student chaplains in Sweden. To undergird and supplement the empirical results I did a study of recent literature concerning student health and student chaplains. The literature indicates that students have several needs of social and psychological support and that the church today is a resource for helping people in need. Simon Robinson presents, in Ministry Among Students - a Pastoral Theology and Handbook for Practice (2004), a working model for student chaplaincy that includes building bridges between the students and the church. The interviews gave me an entrance to the survey so I could ask about cooperation and particular needs that students have. The survey asked specific questions about the capacity and practices of the student chaplains. Do the student chaplains really respond to the students' need? Is there a purpose in having a special ministry for students or should the parish itself take responsibility for them? (Less)
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author
Roeser, Christina LU
supervisor
organization
course
TEOM75 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
church of Sweden, själavård, studentpräster, studenter, Svenska kyrkan, students, student chaplains, pastoral care and counselling, Simon Robinson
language
Swedish
id
1975525
date added to LUP
2011-06-16 11:11:26
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  abstract     = {The Church of Sweden is the largest church in Sweden and has according to its Church Ordinance a diaconal responsibility for everyone who stays in the parish, including students and employees at the universities. It is hard to see that this responsibility is fulfilled.

This thesis deals with concerns about the student chaplains in Sweden. I attempt to answer the questions "how do the student chaplains work", "what needs do the students have", and, towards the end of the thesis, "how do the student chaplains respond to the students' needs?" The thesis concerns only the student chaplains in the Church of Sweden even though there are other religious communities working for students.

The main part of the thesis is an empirical study based on interviews with the student chaplains in southern Sweden and on a digital survey which I sent out to all the student chaplains in Sweden. To undergird and supplement the empirical results I did a study of recent literature concerning student health and student chaplains. The literature indicates that students have several needs of social and psychological support and that the church today is a resource for helping people in need. Simon Robinson presents, in Ministry Among Students - a Pastoral Theology and Handbook for Practice (2004), a working model for student chaplaincy that includes building bridges between the students and the church. The interviews gave me an entrance to the survey so I could ask about cooperation and particular needs that students have. The survey asked specific questions about the capacity and practices of the student chaplains. Do the student chaplains really respond to the students' need? Is there a purpose in having a special ministry for students or should the parish itself take responsibility for them?},
  author       = {Roeser, Christina},
  keyword      = {church of Sweden,själavård,studentpräster,studenter,Svenska kyrkan,students,student chaplains,pastoral care and counselling,Simon Robinson},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Svenska kyrkans studentprästverksamhet},
  year         = {2011},
}