Religious Sources of Solidarity (EURESOURCE)
Project leader: Professor Peer Scheepers, Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands)
“Where, when, how and why is religious capital “unlocked” and “invested””. The EURESOURCE program investigated religion both in its formal or manifest and its informal or latent form. The aim was to clarify the extent to which solidarity in the various European countries varied over time and (still) depends on religious sources and whether or not trends can be observed in this respect.
The project team investigated the relation between formal and informal religiosity on the one hand and solidarity with intimate others, community and civil society, as well as national and global on the other hand. By longitudinal and cross-national comparison the relations between time and national context on religiosity and solidarity and the relation between those two was studied.