Immigrant Religions in Local Society
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives in the City of Turku
International migration is a major agent of religious change in the contemporary, globalising world. Immigrant religious communities have received substantial scholary attention during the last years in the western countries, where they form a major current in transforming the traditional religious landscapes. Since the 1980s, international migration has been increasingly directed at areas that have not historically been known as immigrant societes, including Finland. The present study explores the consequences of increasing international migration on the religious field in the city of Turku, Finland´s second largest immigrant centre. The study provides a picture of the multifaceted processes of local adaption, transnationalism and religious geographies are redrawn.
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