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Preaching in times of the European ‘Refugee Crisis’. Scandinavian perspectives

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Marlene Ringgaard Lorensen, Tone Stangeland Kaufman, Carina Sundberg, Sivert Angel, Pia Nordin Christensen, Tron Fagermoen, Elisabeth Tveito Johnson, Linn Sæbø Rystad

Toward the end of 2015, 65.3 million people were seeking refuge or were otherwise forcibly displaced globally. This is the largest number since the recordings began around World War II. In Europe more than 1 million people arrived by sea in 2015 – more than four times as many as the previous year. The crisis situation stirred public debate as well as church-based initiatives trying to deal with the situation. In order to understand the interaction between public discourse and local preaching a group of homileticians from seven European countries collaborated on an empirical study of how the refugee crisis impacted preaching. In what follows we
present the initial results from the Scandinavian countries.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Homiletics
Volume1
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)74–100
Number of pages26
ISSN2366-7958
StatePublished - 3 Aug 2017

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