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O papel das mulheres nas comunidades evangélicas na Europa

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PhD project “The role of women in evangelical communities in Europe”
Reference: UI/BD/154276/2022 (FCT and IS-UP collaboration protocol)
Scientific area: Sociology of Religion 
Supervisor: Helena Vilaça (IS-UP)
Timeline: March 2023-February 2026

Abstract: The research topic is “The role of women in evangelical communities in Europe” and is embedded in the United Nations strategy “The role of religion in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment”. Goal 5 of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development is gender equality. In line with this strategy, this research is based on the premise that actors in faith communities are critical in dismantling structures and practices that promote inequality.

The in-depth, intensive study based on qualitative research structured according to the grounded theory methodology of gender (in)equality in the religious field, in particular in evangelical communities in Europe, is a relevant and original contemporary topic. The aim is to compare the data collected from five European countries, with a diversity of geographical locations and other relevant variables.

End beneficiaries/target population: International evangelical communities, particularly women; Religious communities in general, particularly Christian communities, namely women; Scientific community in general.

Instituição proponente: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (FLUP)
Instituição de acolhimento: Instituto de Sociologia da Universidade do Porto (IS-UP)
Entidade de Financiamento
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
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Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
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4150-564 Porto, Portugal

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