Middle Eastern Christian spaces in Europe : multi-sited and super-diverse
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Despite little scholarly attention, Middle Eastern Christian Churches are a well-established element of the European religious landscape. Based on collaborative research, this article examines how three mutual field visits facilitated a deeper understanding of the complexity that characterises church establishment and activities among Iraqi, Assyrian/Syriac and Coptic Orthodox Christians in the UK, Sweden and Denmark. Exploring analytical dimensions of space, diversity, size, and minority position we identify three positions of Middle Eastern Christians: in London as the epitome of super-diversity, in Copenhagen as a silenced minority within a minority, and in Södertälje as a visible majority within a minority.
Galal , L P , Hunter , A P , McCallum , F , Sparre , S L & Wozniak , M 2016 , ' Middle Eastern Christian spaces in Europe : multi-sited and super-diverse ' Journal of Religion in Europe , vol 9 , no. 1 , pp. 1-25 . DOI: 10.1163/18748929-00901002
Journal of Religion in Europe
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