The research network PluRel (Religion in Pluralist Societies) is an inter facultary network at the University of Oslo (UiO). It was established (along with six other inter facultary initiatives) by the University Board from January 2009. The choice of organizing these initiatives as inter facultary networks means that they are expected to activate and co-ordinate relevant research across traditional organisational units of a university. The wide research agenda of the network is described in what we call the PluRel field. [Norwegian]
SAMKUL-support for PluRel-related project
Nov 27, 2012 10:34 AM
A project led by Professor Jone Salomonsen, developed with seed money from PluRel, is one out of 15 projects receiving funding from the Research Council of Norway's new program SAMKUL ("Cultural conditions underlying social change"). The project title is "Reassembling Democracy: Ritual as Cultural Resource" and is also supported by UiO's research area LEVE.
Military Chaplaincy and Religious Pluralism
May 29, 2012 11:04 AM
In a new PluRel blog post, Dr. Kim P. Hansen of Mt. St Mary's University considers the changing role of the American military chaplaincy, which in latter years has become a missionary battlefield for increasingly dominant Evangelical chaplains entering the service.
Fundamentalism: Prophecy and Protest in an Age of Globalization
Mar 27, 2012 12:17 PM
In this blog exchange Torkel Brekke and Ulrika Mårtensson retrace their arguments from what turned out to be a lively debate during a recent launch of Brekke's book on fundamentalism convened by PluRel.
Muslim women in Norwegian newspaper articles, 1975-2010
Mar 13, 2012 03:28 PM
In this exchange, PhD candidate Margaretha A. Van Es presents her findings from an analysis of the representation of Muslim women in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten over a 35 year period. Her text is commented by Associate Professor Berit S. Thorbjørnsrud (IKOS)