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Laura Bjørg Serup Petersen

Intercultural encounters in the Danish church

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The church as a social caretaker became less common throughout the 20th century as the Nordic welfare state increasingly took over this task. Churches which engage in social activities are arguably reclaiming this role, such as the increasing number of churches in the Danish People’s Church engaging in intercultural activities. These local activities often counter national political anti-immigration sentiment and the tendency to make the welfare state inaccessible to outsiders. They also exemplify the challenges facing the modern church: the need to reflect local conditions on the one hand and the state on the other.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year29 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2019

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