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Social innovation now and then in the Church of Sweden
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4501-2542
Svenska kyrkans forskningsenhet.
Number of Authors: 3
2016 (English)In: Diaconia. Journal for the Study of Christian Social Practice, ISSN 1869-3261, E-ISSN 2196-9027, Vol. 7, no 2, 125-141 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Social innovation – referring to the development and implementation of new social practices

to improve the quality of life, well-being, relations and empowerment of individuals

and communities – shares similarities with the diaconal work performed as part of Christian

social practices and the welfare services provided by Christian communities and parishes.

Based on the results from a study of innovative social practices in the Church of Sweden,

this article scrutinizes the character of a selection of historical and contemporary examples

of social innovation in the Church, in order to further develop the knowledge of how to develop

new forms of diaconal work related to welfare services as the societal context changes.

By pinpointing the content, process, empowerment, innovation and normativity of social

innovation, the analysis highlights pivotal components in the transition from social exclusion

to social inclusion in the Church’s specific settings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 7, no 2, 125-141 p.
Keyword [en]
Social innovation, welfare, church, diaconia, gender
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60370OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-60370DiVA: diva2:1046228
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Social innovation i Svenska kyrkan
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Validerad; 2016; Nivå 1; 2016-11-21 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-11-13 Created: 2016-11-13 Last updated: 2016-11-21Bibliographically approved

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