Relatively little is known about the history and current status of minority churches, whether in Britain or the Nordic and Baltic countries. This two-day symposium (6-7 March)will bring together academics from a range of disciplines, including history, sociology and urban geography, together with lay members of minority churches, to explore issues relating to the history, identity, and future role of Lutheran congregations in Britain and Anglican congregations in the Nordic and Baltic countries.
We would welcome contributions which address the following issues:
* The shifting pattern of personal, religious and cultural identities within congregations.
* The role played by minority churches in the maintenance of ethnic and cultural identity.
* The symbolic impact of Church architecture on the identity of diaspora congregations.
* The cultural, economic and social impact of minority churches on their host communities.
* The degree to which changing patterns of migration and settlement have influenced integration with the host community.
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