The Catholic Ethic and the Spirit of Global Modernities. Global Catholicism in a Danish & Transnational Context

Project: Research

Project Details


Immigration and cultural integration have been at the top of the political agenda for decades, with almost automatic reference to Islam and Muslims. But in today's Denmark, there are at least as many immigrants with a Christian as a Muslim background. A large proportion of these immigrants are Catholics, but there is very little research on Catholicism in Denmark. The project uncovers global networks and examine how Catholicism is lived out in Denmark and analyzes how Catholic faith and practice are related to Catholic-inspired ethics that influence attitudes to morality, work, body and identity.

The research project includes the first comparative, in-depth study of the growing Catholic population groups in Denmark and their ties to the wider world. The study is based on five case studies of Polish, Middle Eastern, Nigerian, Filipino and Spanish / Mexican minority groups and their national and transnational networks.
Effective start/end date01/04/202101/06/2024

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