During the first months of 2015, researchers from our project have presented preliminary results on a number of occasions. On February 25, Anders Aschim took part in the workshop «Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism» at Middlesex University London. His presentation had the title » – We do it for God – and for ourselves: The Polish […]
Today, Anders Aschim, Marte Giskeødegård and Lars Julius Halvorsen presented a paper at the biennial conference of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion at Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium. The title was «Immigration and Catholic Church Growth in Coastal Norway». Anders summarized the paper during the session «Current Concerns in Congregational Research».
Currently, four researchers and two master students are connected to the interdisciplinary project ”Ora et labora: Catholic Migrant Workers in the Sunnmøre region.” Here they are, analyzing a questionnaire (top) and visiting the parsonage in Ålesund (bottom)
On 24-25 March, there was a workshop on ”Christian Migrants in the Nordic Countries” at Volda University College. Among the 20 participants were guests from the universities of Helsinki (Finland), Uppsala and Lund (Sweden), Oslo and Agder, from the School of Mission and Theology in Stavanger, Oslo and Akershus University College and KIFO Research Institute […]
How and to what extent does the Catholic Church contribute to the integration of migrant workers from Eastern Europe into the local community, the job market and the civil society? This is the main research question of the research project «Ora et labora», a joint venture between the Department of Religion at Volda University College […]