Introduction: Setting the Stage

Tuula Sakaranaho, Timo Aarrevaara, Johanna Konttori

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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.
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
  • Political science

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