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If We Don't Do It, No One Will: Some Sociological Considerations on the Ukrainian Greco Catholic Church in Canada

Rymarz, Richard (2014) If We Don't Do It, No One Will: Some Sociological Considerations on the Ukrainian Greco Catholic Church in Canada. Journal of religion and society, 16. pp. 127-142. ISSN 1522-5658

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Abstract

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) is an Eastern Catholic Church that has had a presence in Canada since the last decades of the nineteenth century. As such it has moved from an immigrant Church to one, like many other established Churches, which must deal with the increasing secularization of contemporary culture. The UGCC has relied on cultural support for the transmission of beliefs and practices. Cultural models, however, rely on substantial and ongoing levels of engagement and it is in these areas that the UGCC is facing significant challenges. Large numbers of its members can be identified as affiliates of the Church but this affiliation is likely to become even more tenuous in the future. In light of this the UGCC needs to explore new transmission models that involve more active engagement with members.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Sociological, Ukrainian Greco Catholic Church, Canada
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subject Area(s): C - Church History
Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2017 12:59
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017 12:59
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2671

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