Book Releases

FAITH-BASED HEALTH JUSTICE IN TIMES OF GLOBAL TRAUMA AND TRANSFORMATION

Date: 15 juni 2021
Time: 16.00 – 18.00 Central European Summer Time
Location:  Zoom

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Charity alone can provide but a fraction of an answer to the global health challenges of the 21st century. Faith-Based Health Justice: Transforming Agendas of Faith Communities (Fortress Press, Feb 2021), a new volume discussing faith and health justice today, has raised such questions. Providing new empirical examples and developing theoretical discussions from contexts around the globe this edited collection is an important contribution to further discussion on a vital, but understudied issue. The present online event launching the book and exploring faith-based health justice extends its concerns to the era of the newest pandemic. This event gathers academics and practitioners to share knowledge and reflect and build on the findings presented in the book.

The volume was written during a time of global turbulence, when the threads of religion and health entwined with our notions of well-being, suffering, and global disasters of various political and conflict-related magnitudes. These developments were not unprecedented, but nevertheless presented fresh challenges for how we collectively respond to our cultural experiences of health and illness around the world. 

This event provides the opportunity to listen to authors from the volume from a wide variety of contexts presenting their research, as well as comments and reflections from other international experts in the field. 

Through an understanding of faith-based health justice, which has now entered the era of a global pandemic, speakers will explore reflections on the health traumas we are witnessing and the opportunities such a rupture creates for transforming fragile and fragmented forms of health justice from a faith-based lens. This event aims to start a discussion to continue developing the themes from the book in ways that look forward to repairing and regrowing our global health and transforming trauma to justice.

Contributions include Keynote as well as presentations by editors and authors. 
Full programme and list of speakers can be found here.

Participation is free of charge and open to all, but registrarion is necessary: 
Register here.

The link to the event will be sent to all registerd participants shortly before the event. 

Keynotes

Professor Katherine Marshall, Executive Director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue and Senior Fellow of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Simon Dein, Consultant Psychiatrist and Honorary Professor, Durham University and Queen Mary’s University, London, UK as well as presentations by editors and authors. 

Editors

Ville Päivänsalo,Adjunct Professor in Theological and Social Ethics, The University of Helsinki.

Ayesha Ahmad, lecturer in global health at St. Georges University of London, and honorary lecturer in Global Health, University College London.

George Zachariah, Faculty of theological studies at Trinity Methodist Theological College, Auckland, New Zealand. 

Mari Stenlund

Moderator

Dr. Josephine Sundqvist, Secretary-General of Läkarmissionen (LM) and one of the contributing authors.

RELEASE RELIGION, MIGRATION AND EXISTENTIAL WELLBEING

Date: 19 October
Time: 15.00-17.00
Place: Zoom 
- Email Martha Middlemiss to register.
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The Editors will present the book with contributions to discussions from several other contributors as well. 

BOOK DESCRIPTION: This book uses the very latest research to examine current interactions between religion, migration and existential wellbeing. In particular, it demonstrates the role of religion and religious organizations in the social, medical and existential wellbeing of immigrants within their host societies. By focusing on the role and politics of religion and religious organisations as well as the religious identity and faith of individuals, it highlights the connection between existential wellbeing, integration and social cohesion.

The book brings together researchers from various disciplines taking on the challenge to elaborate on the theme of this book from different perspectives, using different methods and theories with a wide selection of cases from various parts of the world. The value of multidisciplinary research on the role of religion in a globalised society – locally, nationally and internationally – is important for understanding the composition and potential solutions to social and political problems. Religious aspects and organisations are present in legal, political and social forms of governance and form the basis for future research on e.g. secularisation, democracy, minorities, human rights, welfare, healthcare and identity formation. These and other related topics are discussed in this book.

This book is an up-to-date and multifaceted study of how religion engages with the mass movement of peoples. As such, it will be of great interest to any scholar of Religious Studies, Migrant Studies, Sociology of Religion, Religion and Politics, as well as Legal Studies with a human right focus.

Further details to follow

FORSKNING OM RELIGION OCH SAMHÄLLE: ERFARENHETER AV EN CENTRUMBILDNINGS FRAMVÄXT OCH ETABLERING VID UPPSALA UNIVERSITET 1997-2019

Date: 17 November
Time: 15.00-17.00
Place: Zoom 
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Forskning om religion och samhälle: Erfarenheter av en centrumbildnings framväxt och etablering vid Uppsala universitet 1997-2019

I boken redovisar Anders Bäckstöm, Professor emeritus i religionssociologi sina erfarenheter av forskningsplanering med följande utvärderingar från Stat-kyrka-projetet inom FOS-programmet 1997-2002, Välfärd och religion i ett Europeiskt perspektiv 2003-2009 samt Linnestödsprogrammet Impact of Religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy 2008-2018. Han ger också en historisk och akuell översikt över de processer som har lett till framväxten av Centrum för mångvetenskaplig forskning om religion och samhälle (CRS) vid Uppsala universitet. 
Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. Religion & Society, nr 18/2020

Frågan om hur forskning och forskningskvalitet ska organiseras och utvärderas är ständigt aktuell inom vetenskapssamhället. I denna rapport redovisar jag mina erfarenheter av forskningsplanering med följande utvärderingar från Stat-kyrka-projetet inom FOS-programmet 1997-2002, Välfärd och religion i ett Europeiskt perspektiv 2003-2009 samt Linnestödsprogrammet Impact of Religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy 2008-2018. Jag ger också en historisk och akuell översikt över de processer som har lett till framväxten av Centrum för mångvetenskaplig forskning om religion och samhälle (CRS) vid Uppsala universitet. Mitt huvudargument är att arbetet med att utveckla forskningsmiljöer bör vara långsiktigt och syfta till att skapa en mångvetenskaplig grundhållning. Att foga samman forskningskulturer som präglas av olika discipliner går om det finns en väl avvägd infrastruktur och ett brinnande intellektuellt intresse att ta sig an samhällsutmaningar.

DIAKONINS KYRKA: TEOLOGI, KÖN OCH OMSORGENS UTMATTNING

Welcome to bookrelease by Ninna Edgardh`s new book: Diakonins kyrka - Teologi, kön och omsorgens utmattning.

Date: 18 November,15.15–17.00

Venue: Svenska kyrkans utbildningsinstitut (SKUI), Linnégatan 1C, Uppsala

Edgardhs talks about the book together with Cecilia Nahnfeldt and Hanna Stenström. Discussant is Anna Moilanen.

Organizers: Verbum and Svenska kyrkans enhet för forskning och analys

Därefter blir det mingel och signering.

O:S:A. no later than November 13 to kristina.helgesson.kjellin@svenskakyrkan.se

Welcome!

Last modified: 2021-06-23