Middle Eastern Christian spaces in Europe: multi-sited and super-diverse

Lise Paulsen Galal, Alistair Hunter, Fiona McCallum, Sara Cathrine Lei Sparre, Marta Wozniak

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Abstract

Despite little scholarly attention, Middle Eastern Christian Churches are a well-established element of the European religious landscape. Based on collaborative research, this article examines how three mutual field visits facilitated a deeper understanding of the complexity that characterises church establishment and activities among Iraqi, Assyrian/Syriac and Coptic Orthodox Christians in the UK, Sweden and Denmark. Exploring analytical dimensions of space, diversity, size, and minority position we identify three positions of Middle Eastern Christians: in London as the epitome of super-diversity, in Copenhagen as a silenced minority within a minority, and in Södertälje as a visible majority within a minority.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Religion in Europe
Vol/bind9
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)1-25
ISSN1874-8910
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2016

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