Ryszard Bobrowicz

Doctoral Student, Master of Arts, BA in Liberal Arts; LL.B. equiv. in Law

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Religious Studies


  • Secularism, Pluralism, Law and Religion, Populism, Secularisation, Religious Diversity, Religion and Politics, Public Sphere, Policy, Ethics, Practical Theology, Public Theology, Multifaith Spaces, Multifaith Paradigm, Postsecularism, Diversity, Contemplative Practices, Social Sustainability


I study religion in the public sphere to improve law and policy-making, and support harmonious coexistence in diverse societies.

Over the last few decades the religious landscape in Europe changed significantly. However, the existing policies mostly failed to adequately address the growing pluralism, especially within the public space. In my research I am studying the ways in which different religions interact with each other, offer help in understanding their primary needs and propose solutions for transforming spiritual diversity into a constructive force in society.

In my PhD project I claim that the current approach to the "secular/religious" division is untenable as it creates growing polarisation. It also deprives law of its necessary mediatory and balancing position, reducing rule of law into rule by law. Instead, I plan to propose a renewed Multi-Faith Paradigm based on the notions of encounter and "necessary coaltions", facilitated through religious literacy and translation.

Recent research outputs

Ryszard Bobrowicz & Johanna Gustafsson Lundberg, 2020 Nov 9, (Accepted/In press) The Spirit of Populism: Political Theologies in Polarized Times. Schmiedel, U. & Ralston, J. (eds.). Brill, Vol. 1. (Political and Public Theologies: Comparisons – Coalitions – Critiques).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Ryszard Bobrowicz (Guest ed.) & Stephan Borgehammar (Guest ed.), 2020 Sep, In : Svensk Teologisk Kvartalskrift. 96, 3, p. 211-292 82 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial Issue (editor)

Ryszard Bobrowicz & Stephan Borgehammar, 2020 Sep, In : Svensk Teologisk Kvartalskrift. 96, 3, p. 211-213 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

View All (24)