Please se below for details of the 21st Nordic Conference for Sociology of Religion will take place at Umeå
University, Sweden, August 15-17, 2012.
We invite submissions for the following session:
The Role of Religion in the OrganiSation of Health and Welfare
The session will focus on the role of religion in the organization of health and welfare provision at local, national and global level. Current changes in welfare systems against the background of global economic pressures and changes in the role of nation states are intricately bound up with issues of collective and individual value systems. This session welcomes papers addressing the role of religion in these processes. Contributions may address evidence from empirical research and/or theoretical reflection on issues of religious majority and minority cultures as upholders or challengers of value systems in welfare, individual religiosity in the encounter with healthcare services, faith-based organisations as actors in civil society in the welfare arena (and not least the role such activity can play in religious socialization) or other related issues.
Abstracts (200 words maximum) should be submitted via the conference website no later than January 31st, 2012. See http://eventus.trippus.se/NCSR/abstract to submitt an abstract and for links to more details on the conference as a whole. For questions about the session please do not hesitate to contact the session organisers via email.
Annette Leis-Peters, Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre, Uppsala
University SE & Diakonhjemmet University College, Oslo NO,
firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
Martha Middlemiss Lé Mon, Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre,
Uppsala University SE, firstname.lastname@example.org
Martha Middlemiss Lé Mon
Centrum för Forskning om Religion och Samhälle/
Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre,
Faculty of Theology, Uppsala University
Box 511, SE-751 20, Uppsala, Sweden
Tel:+46(0)18 471 2246
Mobil: +46(0)18 734231374