After being almost neglected in social sciences for a longer period, religion has gained new attention in society and consequently also in science during the last decade. VID has invited the directors of two research programmes that investigate the role of religion in society.
Prof. em. Anders Bäckström, Uppsala, has initiated the interdisciplinary programme The Impact of Religion (2008-2019) that is finalised at the moment. Philipp Öhlmann, Humboldt University Berlin, coordinates the research area Religious Communities and Sustainable Development that links several projects. Both directors will share experiences and discuss possible fields for new research initiatives.
Representatives of the VID research groups Leadership and Institutional Values-Work in Practice (LIVAP) and Community Development (CODE) will comment the talks.