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Social innovation in the Church of Sweden

Published: 25 September 2016

In cooperation with the Church of Sweden's research unit and VINNOVA, Luleå University manages a project on social innovations in the church's activities on local, regional and national levels. The aim is to identify ongoing social innovation processes within the church and analyze the organizational and societal conditions for such initiatives to succeed.


Lindberg, M. & Nahnfeldt, C. (2017). Idealistic incentives in NGO innovativeness – bridging theoretical gaps. Prometheus – Critical Studies in Innovation. 35(2): 97-110. More info.

Nahnfeldt, C. & Lindberg, M. (2017). Gendered Potentials and Delimitations in the Church of Sweden’s Social Innovation. Diaconia – Journal for the Study of Christian Social Practice. 8(1): 3-22. More info.

Berglund, K-E., Lindberg, M., Nahnfeldt, C. (2016). Social innovation now and then in the Church of Sweden. Diaconia – Journal for the Study of Christian Social Practice. 7(2): 125–141. More info.


Malin Lindberg, Professor at Luleå University of Technology

Cecilia Nahnfeldt, Researcher at Uppsala University and the Church of Sweden