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Church's research activities

The research activities of the Evangelical Lutheran Church continue in the Church Institute for Research and Advanced Training, formed by the former Church Research Institute and The Institute for Advanced Training. On these websites we present the church's own research activities, and educational activities are presented on evl.fi/plus pagesThe link opens in a new tab (in Finnish).

In our research activities

  • 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.