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"Stilla rum på Malmö högskola - en fallstudie av religiositet i det offentliga"

Kosovac, Alexandra LU (2017) RBVK03 20162
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
Debates of where and how religion should function within secular societies have intensified during the last decade as a result of immigration and a renewed visibility of religious markers and practices. Although religious freedom is a human right, there have been many incidents of perceived friction between religious and secular values. This case study aims to provide further knowledge of religion in public arenas of Swedish society. The example studied is a “quiet area”, also known as a prayer room, in Malmö University. The study is conducted with observations, interviews and reading of a policy document from the quiet room. Previous research show that religion and religiosity is now reappearing in Western public institutions such as... (More)
Debates of where and how religion should function within secular societies have intensified during the last decade as a result of immigration and a renewed visibility of religious markers and practices. Although religious freedom is a human right, there have been many incidents of perceived friction between religious and secular values. This case study aims to provide further knowledge of religion in public arenas of Swedish society. The example studied is a “quiet area”, also known as a prayer room, in Malmö University. The study is conducted with observations, interviews and reading of a policy document from the quiet room. Previous research show that religion and religiosity is now reappearing in Western public institutions such as colleges and universities because of expanding globalization and the decline of nation’s welfare systems. These are reasons for how religion can take place within secular institutions as an alternative to welfare provided by the state and because the state fails to provide answers for “ultimate concerns” of human essence and existence. This study confirms that such developments also are happening in Malmö, where the prayer room and religious organization is a force to be reckoned with. Religious organizations adapts to the secular framework of society and its language - demanding its right to be acknowledged through religious freedom and tolerance. (Less)
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Kosovac, Alexandra LU
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RBVK03 20162
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Religion, religious behavioural science, quiet room, prayer room, secular, secularism, postsecularism, religious freedom, Malmö, diversity, pluralism, multifaith, college, university, institution, tolerance.
language
Swedish
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8901980
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2017-02-01 11:28:04
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2017-02-01 11:28:04
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  abstract     = {Debates of where and how religion should function within secular societies have intensified during the last decade as a result of immigration and a renewed visibility of religious markers and practices. Although religious freedom is a human right, there have been many incidents of perceived friction between religious and secular values. This case study aims to provide further knowledge of religion in public arenas of Swedish society. The example studied is a “quiet area”, also known as a prayer room, in Malmö University. The study is conducted with observations, interviews and reading of a policy document from the quiet room. Previous research show that religion and religiosity is now reappearing in Western public institutions such as colleges and universities because of expanding globalization and the decline of nation’s welfare systems. These are reasons for how religion can take place within secular institutions as an alternative to welfare provided by the state and because the state fails to provide answers for “ultimate concerns” of human essence and existence. This study confirms that such developments also are happening in Malmö, where the prayer room and religious organization is a force to be reckoned with. Religious organizations adapts to the secular framework of society and its language - demanding its right to be acknowledged through religious freedom and tolerance.},
  author       = {Kosovac, Alexandra},
  keyword      = {Religion,religious behavioural science,quiet room,prayer room,secular,secularism,postsecularism,religious freedom,Malmö,diversity,pluralism,multifaith,college,university,institution,tolerance.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Stilla rum på Malmö högskola - en fallstudie av religiositet i det offentliga"},
  year         = {2017},
}