Research article: Religion as a Human Right and a Security Threat—Investigating Young Adults’ Experiences of Religion in Finland

17.1.2019
Our new research article focuses on investigating how politically active young adults experience the role of religions in Finnish society. The qualitative data of this study were collected from young adults (18–30-year-olds) through an online questionnaire distributed through political youth organisations. The findings highlight the importance of providing young people with education about different faiths and worldviews for reducing prejudices, especially those related to Islam. The findings also highlight the need to address in education and society the possible but not as self-evident relationship between violence and religion, and to do this more explicitly than is currently done. The full article is available open access.

Check out the full article in the journal Religions.