Previous research on the Norwegian Church Abroad (the Seamen’s Church) has emphasised the inclusive effects of folk-church discourses and practices. This article adds to previous research through investigating both the inclusions and the complex exclusions that emerge when folk church discourses are used. The article relates debates about folk-church discourses to research on the use of religion by populist movements in the USA and Europe in recent years. The research is based on qualitative interviews with staff at the Norwegian Church Abroad in the USA.
In the last decades there has been increasing interest in pilgrimage, as shown in a growing number of pilgrims world-wide and in the academic literature devoted to the phenomenon. Despite Islam’s long history in Europe, little research exists on Muslim pilgrimage in Europe. In this article I identify three courses of development. There is a revival of pilgrimage practices at old Muslim pilgrimage sites in the South-Eastern parts of Europe. Secondly, new Muslim pilgrimage sites and practices are established in Western Europe. Thirdly, Muslims visit long-established Christian pilgrimage sites in Europe.
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Kirke og Kultur kommer med 4 nummer i året
Anne Veiteberg (ansvarlig redaktør)
Elisabeth Tveito Johnsen (vitenskapelig redaktør)
Frøydis Indgjerdingen (redaksjonssekretær)