Transnational Southern Pentecostal Churches, Networks and Believers in Three Northern Countries: a potential and Potent Social Force
Project leader: Professor Andreas Droogers, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)
How do transnational Pentecostal churches, networks and believers from Nigeria operate in public space in Germany, Britain and the Netherlands, and to what extent are they representatives of religion as a re-emerging social force? This was the question central to the project on Nigerian-initiated Pentecostal churches that took place from 2007 to 2010.
The project consisted of three similar and comparable projects in Germany, Great Britain and theNetherlands. All projects concentrated on one Nigerian-initiated Pentecostal Church in Europe, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and other Nigerian Pentecostal churches for comparative purposes. Multi-sited research in Nigeria, Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain has been an essential part of the research project. Apart from the joint field work individual research was carried out.