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The Church Research Institute – what is it?

  • We carry out research pertaining to the Church and religious life as well as various trends in society to support the decision-making and development of activities within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland and its parishes. 
  • We gather useful information from external research for the Church and its activities.
  • We maintain contacts with universities and research institutes in Finland and abroad.
  • We award grants to researchers.
  • We conduct and draw up surveys and reports.
  • We provide support for the planning of Church activities.
  • We carry out publishing activities.