By Ian Simpson* Liverpool is a city which has many wonderful buildings. These include Georgian townhouses, industrial workhouses and an increasing number of bright and shiny modern developments. It is also well known for its two Cathedrals; the monumental and … Continue reading
by Charlotta Hanner Nordstrand* The production of the Swedish Church Objects Lexicon was initiated at the Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg in 2010, financed by the state and the Swedish Church and realized in spring 2015. It was published in … Continue reading
The 2016 FRH Biennial Conference took place from 9th to 11th of November 2016 in Vicenza, Italy.
The European project Europetour, in which FRH is a partner, will bring together and connect a diverse range of rural areas in Europe with the aim to enhance local cultural tourism. Learn more about Europetour!
On 29 October 2015 FRH joined an important debate hosted by The Guardian.
Take a look at the FRH President’s latest address. In a video interview Olivier de Rohan highlighted that places of worship in Europe are falling into disrepair, closing their doors or being threatened.
BRUSSELS – On 8 September 2015 the European Parliament adopted by an overwhelming majority a report drafted by MEP Mircea Diaconu, on an integrated approach to cultural heritage for Europe. FRH welcomes MEPs’ acknowledgment that religious heritage constitutes an intangible … Continue reading
Naftali Bendavid of the Wall Street Journal has devoted a long article about the plight of religious heritage buildings in Europe. He has spoken to FRH council member Lilian Grootswagers as part of his research. Headlined “Hundreds of Churches Have … Continue reading
An article by Celestine Bohlen, June 2, 2014, appeared on the New York Times website and in the International edition of June 3rd. BRUSSELS — When a church closes its doors, it is a sad day for its parishioners. When … Continue reading
English – Français – Deutsch – Svenska – Nederlands 4 out of 5 Europeans think that religious buildings are essential for community life, and want them used more widely. A poll run in April 2014 by the network Future for Religious Heritage (FRH), conducted by Sociovision and … Continue reading
By Todd Weir, Director
On 25 October, we officially launched the Centre for Religion and Heritage (CRH) of the University of Groningen with the participation of F.J. Paas, the King’s Commissioner in Groningen. The Former Courtroom at the Faculty of Religious Studies and Theology in Oude Ebbingstraat was filled to capacity with students and scholars, but above all with representatives of the leading Dutch heritage organizations and museums. This was a testimony to the urgent need for scholarly focus on the issue of religious heritage in the Netherlands.
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- FRH is hiring!
- President Juncker endorses the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018
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- Unique 19th-Century British Church in Pontresina reveals its charm for visitors
- UK: Shake up for Grants for Places of Worship
- France: TV broadcast on the preservation of religious heritage
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