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Secular youth in Estonia and they sacred world
Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Study of Religions. Tartu Univeristy.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4727-0329
2014 (English)In: HOLY CRAP -INTERSECTIONS OF THE POPULAR AND THE SACRED IN YOUTH CULTURES 28–29 August 2014, Helsinki, Finland: Presentations abstracts, 2014, 15- p.Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Estonia has been one of the most secularised countries in Europe according to several researches. Young people affiliate themselves with organised religion even less than older cohorts. My paper looks behind the curtains of secularised mentality. What do young people in Estonia believe? Paper draws on the different researches, such as European Values Study, EUU 2010 (On Life, Faith and Religious Life) and the research project „Religion in Education – A contribution to Dialogue or a factor of Conflict in transforming societies of European Countries“ (REDCo) Funded by the European Commission within the framework of the FP6.

The results reveal multi-layered and non-linear relation between young people’s affiliation and their beliefs. How far the views of non-affiliated could be classified as ‘secular’ or young people with Christian affiliation share Christian beliefs? What are the contextual factors what may contribute to such beliefs? The question of how research can take into consideration seemingly hectic and inconsistent religious views will be explored.

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2014. 15- p.
Keyword [en]
youth, diversity, religion, secularisation
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25644Local ID: 671/42/2013OAI: diva2:774362
Holy Crap - Intersections of the Popular and the Sacred in Youth Cultures, Helsinki, August 28-29, 2014.
CARDIPS - Cultural and religious diversity in primary school
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 30/13
Available from: 2014-12-22 Created: 2014-12-22 Last updated: 2016-10-10Bibliographically approved

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