Faith in public culture? Mainline Christianity and the politics of belonging in post-conflict Northern Uganda

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Through an ethnographic study of Catholic and Anglican parishes in Kitgum, Northern Uganda, this study aims to find ways for conceptualising the relationship between Christianity and public culture in post-conflict society. The study contends that nuanced, contextualised understandings of the relationships between religion and politics are essential also for a more general understanding of politics and development in the region.

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Research title
Faith in public culture? Mainline Christianity and the politics of belonging in post-conflict Northern Uganda

Research timeline
1.6.2010 - 1.12.2015

Keywords
Anglican church belonging Catholic Church Christianity church politics identity land disputes political thought post-conflict

Region
Africa

Countries
Finland, Uganda

Institution
University of Helsinki
Department for Political and Economic Studies
Helsinki, Finland

Head of research
Henni Alava

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22.5.2014