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​The FAITHED project has received funding from the Research Council of Norway to study children and youth with a religious minority background in Norway and their relationship to non-formal and formal religious education.

​The five year project is starting up these days, and will be led by Professor Anders Aschim at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN).

PRIO's Marta Bivand Erdal is a core member of the project, and comments the happy news of the funding of FAITHED:

"Participating in the FAITHED project is a wonderful opportunity and contributes to PRIO's migration research portfolio, at the intersection of migration-related and religious diversity questions. The project’s focus on religious minorities’ interaction with the state, here represented by the public school system, as well as their own independent activities, has every potential to lead to important research-based insights of relevance for policy and practice in societies striving for pluralism and peaceful societal relations".