Conclusions: Religius Literacy Promotes Absorptive Capacity, Inclusion and Reflexivity in Society

Timo Aarrevaara, Tuula Sakaranaho, Johanna Konttori

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In this book we have sought new perspectives for religious literacy by defining it as a governance function in society. This concluding chapter examines the frameworks for creating new knowledge and skills for actors in the civil service,
in other service sectors and industry by considering the expositions of chapter authors elsewhere in the book. As noted variously by the authors, there is no unified scholarly debate on religious literacy, but there is a debate that should be recognised in Finnish society with its expanding pluralism by understanding howsecular laws and religious practices intersect will be greatly improved as increased religious literacy develops in Finland. Religious literacy should be seen broadly within civil administration as a key factor in its performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Challenges of Religious Literacy
Subtitle of host publicationThe Case of FInland
EditorsTuula Sakaranaho, Timo Aarrevaara, Johanna Konttori
Place of PublicationCham
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-47576-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-47575-8
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2020
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

SeriesSpringer Briefs in Religious Literacy

Field of science

  • Multidisciplinary
  • Administrative science

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