research

Cross-Disciplinary and Cross-Denominational

Research is crucial to A World of Neighbours. Scholars affiliated with the network investigate what migration means at local and global levels.

Concentrating on the significance of multi-faith initiatives for welcoming people on the move, we aim to foster open-minded discussion about migration in Europe by providing critical and constructive accounts of A World of Neighbours work in the context of the different and diverse European migration regimes.

Our research is cross-disciplinary and cross- denominational, involving scholars from a variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds from all over Europe who bring their experience and expertise to bear on the challenges most critical to the work of the network.

ongoing project

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Public Theology in the Post-Migrant Society: The Role of Religion in Multi-Faith Refugee Relief (ptps)

This project explores the role of religion in the practices of A World of Neighbours. Drawing on public theology, a multidisciplinary and multidenominational field of studies concentrating on the significance of theologies for the public square, the project analyses and assesses what impact multi-faith cooperation has on refugee relief across Europe to examine under which sociological and theological conditions diversity of religions can become a force for cohesion rather than conflict in pluralist societies.

The project is funded by Lunds Missionssällskap.

The project team includes Idil Akinci, Ryszard Bobrowicz, Alessia Pasarelli, and Ulrich Schmiedel.

head of research

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Ulrich Schmiedel is Lecturer in Theology, Politics and Ethics at the University of Edinburgh. The Deputy Director of Edinburgh’s Centre for Theology and Public Issues, he has written widely on political and public theology. He also serves as Head of Research for A World of Neighbours.

People

Idil Akinci

Idil Akinci

Researcher

idil.akinci@ed.ac.uk
Ryszard Bobrowicz

Ryszard Bobrowicz

Researcher

ryszard.bobrowicz@ctr.lu.se
Peo Hansen

Peo Hansen

Researcher

peo.hansen@liu.se
Majbritt Lyck-Bowen

Majbritt Lyck-Bowen

Researcher

majbritt.lyck-bowen@wincheter.ac.uk
Alessia Passarelli

Alessia Passarelli

Researcher

passarelli@fscire.it
Kaia Rønsdal

Kaia Rønsdal

Researcher

kaia.ronsdal@teologi.uio.no
Ulrich Schmiedel

Ulrich Schmiedel

Researcher

ulrich.schmiedel@ed.ac.uk
Kathrin Wrinkler

Kathrin Wrinkler

Researcher

kathrin.winker@evhn.de

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