Stort prosjekt om ritualer som kulturell ressurs. Ett av delprosjektene skal studere offentlige ritualer etter 22. juli, hvilken rolle ulike religiøse samfunn tok, og hva det forteller oss om religionens plass i Norge i dag.

Prosjektet er finansiert av Forskningsrådet program Samfunnsutviklingens kulturelle forutsetninger (SAMKUL), og samarbeider med forskere i Storbritannia, Frankrike, Polen, USA, Canada og Sør-Afrika.

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About the project

Ritual acts construct, reveal and mobilize pervasive cultural resources. However, ritual is not merely a mobilizer, constructed by the social. As a precondition to construction of society, ritual contributes to change. Creative responses to crises triggered by the dynamics of contemporary global transformation commonly involve culturally and religiously informed ritualized actions. As people engage in such activities, they build new conditions for engagement and action, acquire and demonstrate novel competencies, and continuously renegotiate social identities, thereby transforming the democratic processes that constitute society.

This project studies selected rituals as performances that arise out of and inspire social and environmental activism and grassroots political change, helping to deepening democratic process, shape the future, create community, and restructure society in a global context.


The main objective of the project is to interrogate how new public events and movements use (religious) ritual to mobilize cultural resources in response to crises. The project will look into how ritual is a cultural resource; how new ritual action is gendered; how ritual action may contribute to a deepening democratic process in social development, by doing the following:

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