The Danish Pluralism Project is an academic research project which has set out to document the growing religious diversity in Denmark. A project hosted and undertaken by the Centre for Contemporary Religion, earlier known as the Centre for Multireligious Studies.
The main objectives of the project are:
When the centre was renamed as the Centre for Contemporary Religion in March 2009, we could also present an update of the Danish Pluralism Project, which at the time had fulfilled its basic mapping purposes. This update is a continued effort to spot the basic trends in contemporary Danish religiosity by means of statistics and articles presenting the updated research, and an e-Yearbook serves this purpose. Click here to view the first Yearbook Religion in Denmark 2009 .
The municipality of Aarhus, and its 280,000 citizens, became the mapping ground for the first part of the project. A research project documenting the religious diversity in Aarhus - the second largest city in Denmark - was prepared and carried out by a team of researchers from the Religion and Theology sections at Aarhus University. In this mapping process, a comprehensive fieldwork of interviews and observations was conducted by MA candidates and students of religion and theology, and the results were published in March this year in a volume with the title
As indicated, this volume is in Danish, but the links at the bottom of this homepage will serve as a gateway to summaries and abstracts in connection with the project.
A series of books covering Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and New Religious and Spiritual Groups in Denmark, plus Alternative therapists and spirituality, were published 2005-07.
We were privileged to work with sociologist of religion Phil Zuckerman , who completed a research project about contemporary religion in Denmark and Sweden, resulting in his book Phil Zuckerman: Society without God . New York University Press, 2008.
Other CCR Publications are listed at the CCR Homepage.