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Frifo-konferens 12-13 oktober - innehåll och anmälan

7 september 2021

Den 12-13 oktober anordnar Örebro teologiska högskola och Teologiska högskolan Stockholm en FRIFO-konferens i Örebro.
En aktuell forskningskonferens med talare som Ingunn Folkestad Brestein, Robert Woodberry, Magnus Hagevi, Selina Stone
och Arne Rasmusson utifrån temat “CHURCH AND DEMOCRACY IN A POST-SECULAR SOCIETY”.
Plats: Örebro teologiska högskola
Kostnad: 500 kr för hela konferensen (mat, fika och konferensdeltagande), 250 kr för endast en dag. Boende ordnas själv.
Sista anmälningsdag: 5 oktober
Anmälan: För att komma till anmälan – klicka här

Innehållet för dagen/The content of the day

(kan komma att ändras något)

Tuesday 12th of October

10:00 Coffe, drop-in

10:30-10:45 Welcome

Introduction: Church, democracy and politics

10:45 Introduction: Emma Henriksson, former parliament representant for Christian Democrats, Martin Tunström, Barometern, Elisabeth Sandlund, ledarskribent på Tidningen Dagen, Agneta Blom, senior lecturer at Örebro University in Political Science (The conversation will be held in Swedish)

12:00-13:00 Lunch at Kraka, Lunch hall at Örebro University

Theme 1: Historical perspectives on Free church and democracy

13:00-13:40 Does the State Have Better Citizens? Scandinavian Free Churches and Their Views on the Relationship between State and Religion – Ingunn Folkestad Brestein, professor and dean at Ansgar Høyskole

14:30 Coffee

Short paper session
14:45 Free Church Theology, Democracy and Gender, Mats Larsson, PhD

15:05-15:30 The State and the Free Churches: Changing Perspectives on Democracy, Linnéa Lundgren, PhD-cand, Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College

16:15 Refreshments

Theme 2: Democracy, religion and the state – perspectives from social sciences

Paper session
16:30 Why so Few Free church trumpists? Politics and Evangelicalism in the United States and Sweden, Joel Halldorf, docent, Stockholm School of Theoloy

17:10 Response

18:00 Dinner

19:30 Public lecture: The Religious Roots of Secular Democracy – Robert Woodberry, professor, Baylor University, Tx

Response: Magnus Hagevi, professor Linnéuniversitetet, and Lars Ströman, politisk redaktör Nerikes Allehanda

Wednesday 13th of October

Theme 3: Faith based social agency in a post-secular society

09:00 Keynote: Towards a Political Pneumatology – The Spirit, Inequality and Progressive Pentecostalism in Britain, Selina Stone, PhD Candidate, Birmingham University

09:40 Response

10:30 Swedish fika

Short paper session
11:00 A Spirit of Change – Swedish Pentecostal Social Engagement, Ulrik Josefsson, PhD, and Fredrik Wenell, PhD, Örebro School of Theology.

11:20 Development Cooperation and Faith-Based Agency: A Contested Space, Niklas Holmefur, PhD and Dean at Örebro School of Theology

11:40 Response

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Keynote: A Christian Contribution in a Post Secular Society – a Constructive Proposal, Arne Rasmusson, professor, Gothenburg University

14:10 Response: Magnus Hagevi, professor, Linnéuniversitetet

15:00 Concluding remarks: Robert Woodberry and Selina Stone

15:30 Swedish fika