The 21st Nordic Conference for Sociology of Religion will take place at UmeÃ¥ 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,