Projecten binnen Communities

These research projects focus on the communal level of lived religion. Although the Dutch context is characterized by a deinstitutionalization of religion, there are also many new shapes of religious communities. Our research aims to describe these transformations and contribute to better understanding of the dynamics, leading to more vital communities with greater relevance to society.

The first project aims to chart the religious geography on the local and national level by looking at the geographical differences and developments and the factors determining these differences.

The second project looks at the revitalization of existing churches and the planting of new ones, thus trying to understand the conditions under which religious (Christian) communities can become relevant (again).

The third project studies processes of religious education, particularly in schools, and their importance for living in a pluralist society.

The fourth project focuses specifically on leadership, looking at effective leadership styles in religious communities and at the role of spirituality in organizational development.