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Willander, E., Bradby, H., Torres, S. & Jonsson, P. (2019). Conditions for Religious Pluralism in Swedish Hospital Chaplaincy: A Research Note. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 25(3), 99-109
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conditions for Religious Pluralism in Swedish Hospital Chaplaincy: A Research Note
2019 (English)In: Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, ISSN 0885-4726, E-ISSN 1528-6916, Vol. 25, no 3, p. 99-109Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research interest in hospital chaplaincy has increased, in part because it is believed to contribute to the development of just models of religious pluralism. This research note brings attention to hospital chaplaincy in Sweden, a country where religious diversity has substantially increased due to migration but where research in hospital chaplaincy is scarce. In order to advocate for future research, this research note describes the organization of hospital chaplaincy in Sweden, presents new analyses of official data showing its extent and religious composition, and proposes that the organization of hospital chaplaincy in this country needs to be re-considered now that religious diversity is a given. Showing that hospital chaplaincy in this country is still under the overbearing influence of Christianity, this research note argues that there is a need for research that sheds light on the asymmetrical power relations that exist and that paves the way for innovations in religious pluralist models for health care chaplaincy.

Keywords
Religious diversity, religious pluralism, hospital chaplaincy in Sweden, provision of hospital chaplaincy
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-379120 (URN)10.1080/08854726.2018.1548853 (DOI)000471162900002 ()30688161 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2019-03-12 Created: 2019-03-12 Last updated: 2019-10-18Bibliographically approved
Willander, E. (2019). Sveriges religiösa landskap: samhörighet, tillhörighet och mångfald under 2000-talet. Stockholm: Myndigheten för stöd till trossamfund (SST)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sveriges religiösa landskap: samhörighet, tillhörighet och mångfald under 2000-talet
2019 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Myndigheten för stöd till trossamfund (SST), 2019. p. 100
Series
SST:s skriftserie ; 8
Keywords
Religiös mångfald, Religionstillhörighet, Sekularisering, religion och social sammanhållning
National Category
Religious Studies Sociology
Research subject
Sociology; Sociology of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-382014 (URN)978-91-983453-3-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-17 Created: 2019-04-17 Last updated: 2019-04-17Bibliographically approved
Willander, E. (2019). The Religious Landscape of Sweden: Affinity, Affiliation and Diversity in the 21st Century. Stockholm: Swedish Agency for Support to Faith Communities
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Religious Landscape of Sweden: Affinity, Affiliation and Diversity in the 21st Century
2019 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Swedish Agency for Support to Faith Communities, 2019. p. 108
Keywords
Religious diversity in Sweden, Religious Pluralism, Freedom of Religion, Religion and Social Cohesion, Church and state relations
National Category
Social Sciences Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Religious Studies
Research subject
Sociology; Sociology of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-396351 (URN)978-91-983453-4-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-11-04 Created: 2019-11-04 Last updated: 2019-11-04Bibliographically approved
Willander, E. (2018). Bortom den nordiska paradoxen. In: Levd religion: Det heliga i vardagen (pp. 223-240). Lund: Nordic Academic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bortom den nordiska paradoxen
2018 (Swedish)In: Levd religion: Det heliga i vardagen, Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2018, p. 223-240Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2018
Keywords
Lived religion, Quantitative methods in religious studies, The Religious Paradox in the Nordic countries, Levd religion, kvantitativa metoder i religionsvetenskaperna, den religiösa paradoxen i Norden
National Category
Social Sciences Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Sociology; Sociology of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-379117 (URN)978-91-88661-78-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-03-12 Created: 2019-03-12 Last updated: 2019-09-18Bibliographically approved
Willander, E. (2018). In-between Secular and Religious Expectations: Civil Religion at an Individual Level in Sweden. Sociologisk forskning, 55(1), 53-74
Open this publication in new window or tab >>In-between Secular and Religious Expectations: Civil Religion at an Individual Level in Sweden
2018 (English)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 55, no 1, p. 53-74Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article responds to recent calls for reconsidering the concept 'civil religion' to advance the understanding of how both religious and secular authorities shape individuals' attitudes towards the religious. 'Civil religion' is defined as set of religious symbols and practices that can be studied at an individual level. The analysis utilized representative survey data collected in 2016-2017 in Sweden. Four basic forms of 'civil religion' were identified and justified in relation to expectations held by both religious and secular authorities in Sweden over time. The analysis showed that the identified forms of 'civil religion' differ in terms of social class, gender and age. The results are taken to raise further research questions about relationships between high socioeconomic status and criticism of religion and about low socioeconomic status and adherence to religious minorities in Sweden. In addition, it is stipulated that a civil religion approach to religious attitudes might shed new light on questions concerning contemporary covenants and shared ideas about the religious.

Keywords
Civil religion at an individual level, Religion and Politics in Sweden, Socioeconomic status
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-355475 (URN)000432056900004 ()
Available from: 2018-06-29 Created: 2018-06-29 Last updated: 2018-06-29Bibliographically approved
Willander, E. & Thurfjell, D. (2018). Maintaining Swedish Secularity?: Introducing a Comparative Perspective on Cultural Christians and Cultural Muslims. In: : . Paper presented at The 19th Nordic Sociological Association Conference Aalborg, Denmark, 8-10 August, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Maintaining Swedish Secularity?: Introducing a Comparative Perspective on Cultural Christians and Cultural Muslims
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The number of people with a Muslim cultural background is growing in Sweden. Yet this segment of population is largely invisible in quantitative sociological research on religion and secularity. Partly, this is because survey questions probing religion are biased towards a Christian church-oriented definition of religiosity. In the sociological literature as well as in the Nordic public debate, nonetheless, there is a tendency to exaggerate the religiosity of people with a Muslim family background while down-playing the religiosity of the culturally Christian majority population. Taken together, this background justifies a new research project called “The Muslim Mainstream: Co-producing Secularity in Sweden”. This project will run from 2018 to 2021. The research project aims to answer the research questions: 1. How and to what extent are culturally Muslim people in Sweden secular? 2. In what ways is their secularity different or similar to that of their culturally Christian compatriots? 3. What are the differences and similarities between the major culturally Muslim communities in Sweden when it comes to secularity? The present presentation focus on the preliminary steps of research including empirically defining concepts for analysis and discussing preliminary results on the extent and demographically characterization of culturally Muslim people and their Christian counterparts in contemporary Sweden. 

National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Sociology; Sociology of Religion; History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-364696 (URN)
Conference
The 19th Nordic Sociological Association Conference Aalborg, Denmark, 8-10 August, 2018
Funder
Swedish Research CouncilRiksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2018-10-31 Created: 2018-10-31 Last updated: 2019-03-13Bibliographically approved
Willander, E. (2018). Mellan sekulära och religiösa förväntningar: Civilreligion på individnivå i Sverige. Sociologisk forskning, 55(1), 53-74
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mellan sekulära och religiösa förväntningar: Civilreligion på individnivå i Sverige
2018 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 55, no 1, p. 53-74Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article responds to recent calls for reconsidering the concept ‘civil religion’ to advance the understanding of how both religious and secular authorities shape individuals’ attitudes towards the religious. ‘Civil religion’ is defined as set of religious symbols and practices that can be studied at an individual level. The analysis utilized representative survey data collected in 2016–2017 in Sweden. Four basic forms of ‘civil religion’ were identified and justified in relation to expectations held by both religious and secular authorities in Sweden over time. The analysis showed that the identified forms of ‘civil religion’ differ in terms of social class, gender and age. The results are taken to raise further research questions about relationships between high socioeconomic status and criticism of religion and about low socioeconomic status and adherence to religious minorities in Sweden. In addition, it is stipulated that a civil religion approach to religious attitudes might shed new light on questions concerning contemporary covenants and shared ideas about the religious.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: , 2018
Keywords
Civil religion at an individual level, Religion and Politics in Sweden, Socioeconomic status
National Category
Religious Studies Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology; Sociology of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-352755 (URN)
Note

In-between Secular and Religious Expectations: Civil Religion at an Individual Level in Sweden

Available from: 2018-06-07 Created: 2018-06-07 Last updated: 2018-09-20Bibliographically approved
Willander, E. (2018). The provision of spiritual care in Swedish hospitals. In: : . Paper presented at The second international conference on The Impact of Religion, April 24-26th 2018, Uppsala, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The provision of spiritual care in Swedish hospitals
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology; Sociology of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-364710 (URN)
Conference
The second international conference on The Impact of Religion, April 24-26th 2018, Uppsala, Sweden
Available from: 2018-10-31 Created: 2018-10-31 Last updated: 2019-03-14Bibliographically approved
Willander, E. (2017). Confirmation Candidates in the Church of Sweden. Journal of empirical theology, 30(1), 104-121
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Confirmation Candidates in the Church of Sweden
2017 (English)In: Journal of empirical theology, ISSN 0922-2936, E-ISSN 1570-9256, Vol. 30, no 1, p. 104-121Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article is about confirmation preparation in the Church of Sweden from the viewpoint of the confirmation candidates. It focuses on whether or not the confirmation candidates' expectations, experiences and beliefs support the goals of confirmation that the Church of Sweden has formulated in its general guidelines for confirmation. The results showed points of agreement (e.g. expectations to come to one's own decision about God, having fun and experiencing community in the confirmation group) and points of departure (e.g. expectations of gifts at the end of the confirmation period). The results also showed that experiences met the confirmation candidates' expectations (e.g. experiences of learning while having fun). In addition, the confirmation candidates' beliefs were changed by confirmation preparation. The article ends with a discussion on how general guidelines may function as guiding principles for confirmation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brill Academic Publishers, 2017
Keywords
confirmation, the Church of Sweden, confirmation candidates, guidelines for confirmation, religion in Sweden
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-330083 (URN)10.1163/15709256-12341353 (DOI)000404557200006 ()
Available from: 2017-10-16 Created: 2017-10-16 Last updated: 2017-10-16Bibliographically approved
Erika, W. (2016). Religion efter migration. In: Maria Solevid (Ed.), Svenska utlandsröster: . Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Religion efter migration
2016 (Swedish)In: Svenska utlandsröster / [ed] Maria Solevid, Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, 2016
Series
SOM-rapport ; 65
Keywords
Religiositet, migration, utlandssvenskar
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Sociology; Sociology of Religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-278729 (URN)978-91-89673-34-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-02-25 Created: 2016-02-25 Last updated: 2017-01-25
Organisations
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