Introduction : Setting the stage

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Sakaranaho , T , Aarrevaara , T & Konttori , J 2020 , Introduction : Setting the stage . in T Sakaranaho , T Aarrevaara & J Konttori (eds) , The Challenges of Religious Literacy : The Case of Finland . SpringerBriefs in Religious Studies , Springer , Cham , pp. 1-8 . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47576-5_1

Title: Introduction : Setting the stage
Author: Sakaranaho, Tuula; Aarrevaara, Timo; Konttori, Johanna
Editor: Sakaranaho, Tuula; Aarrevaara, Timo; Konttori, Johanna
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Study of Religions
University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
Publisher: Springer
Date: 2020
Number of pages: 8
Belongs to series: The Challenges of Religious Literacy The Case of Finland
Belongs to series: SpringerBriefs in Religious Studies
ISBN: 978-3-030-47575-8
978-3-030-47576-5
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/321103
Abstract: Religion has become a pressing matter in different fields of multicultural European society, which raises the question as to how best to govern religious diversity. What we argue in this book is that a successful governance of religious diversity necessitates the development of religious literacy. As such, religious literacy can be understood in a variety of ways depending on the particular context. This book draws on different empirical case studies concerning Finland, covering traditional Finnish religious movements and issues pertaining to immigration and the growing ethnic and religious diversity of Finnish society. In doing so, it delves, among other matters, into the field of school education and state policies against radicalization and violence.
Subject: 614 Theology
Religious literacy
Diversity
Governance
Finland
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