Christianity and Crisis in European Contexts

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Description

In recent years, the integrity and identity of Europe have been challenged. So-called populist and nationalist movements have reshaped several European democracies’ political landscapes, the Coronavirus Pandemic has put pressure on Europe’s health care systems and economies, and a recent invasion of Ukraine has raised major questions about the borders and capacities of Europe’s economic and defense alliances. In this context, political figures, religious leaders and others have drawn on strands of Christian traditions to mediate between various parties, including governments, religious institutions, research institutions, and private citizens. This conference aims to investigate the place of Christianity – historically, theoretically, and practically – in Europe’s (and individual European countries’) ongoing challenges. Do these challenges constitute a crisis? If so, what kind of crisis does Europe face? What is the role of Christianity (actual, or possible) in exacerbating the challenges Europe faces, or in resolving them? We will deploy a variety of methodologies to approach and address these and other questions about the intersection of Christianity, politics, and identity in Europe.
Period2022 Oct 282022 Oct 29
Event typeConference
LocationLund, SwedenShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational

UKÄ subject classification

  • Religious Studies