Social innovation now and then in the Church of Sweden
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
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.
Social innovation, welfare, church, diaconia, gender
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject Gender and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60370OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-60370DiVA: diva2:1046228
ProjectsSocial innovation i Svenska kyrkan
Validerad; 2016; Nivå 1; 2016-11-21 (andbra)2016-11-132016-11-132016-11-21Bibliographically approved