Case Study 5: Fryshuset Centre, Stockholm

  • Johan Liljestrand


This case study focuses on a large building hosting an interreligious youth project. Fryshuset as a neutral and secular building is recognized in the political dimension of Together for Sweden, where human rights, multiculturalism and adaptation to a new situation characterised by immigration, stands out. A more or less individualised way of being religious (or nonreligious) becomes intertwined with the purpose of the house and the ideas of its founder. Fryshuset is described by Together for Sweden members as an open place for developing something new; an interreligious ‘we’ through initiatives of religious youth. Due to the general purpose of Fryshuset, the interreligious work is characterised as being part of a multi-cultural and multi-religious society. Simultaneously, when young religious people enter Fryshuset, it is also employed and partly transformed for religious purposes.


Youth project Secular building Neutral Interreligious ‘we’ Human rights Individualised 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johan Liljestrand
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  1. 1.Department of Cultural StudiesUniversity of GävleGävleSweden

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