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The leadership of the Protestant Church of Sweden will use “inclusive” language in worship services. Terms like “Father” and “Lord” can now be avoided.
Christian leaders from Egypt, Sweden, Spain, react to the terrorist attack. Christian organisations in the UK express their thoughts.
People in France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Sweden are more interested in “spirituality” than in “religion”. A global survey shows that China and Indonesia have a great interest in religion.
Four people were killed. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said everything pointed to an act of terrorism.
“It is known that a good part of the women who are recruited for prostitution are minors”, says sociologist Richard Poulin.
In assessing the ecumenical scene, the risk of looking at Lund without being aware of what happens in Rome is real.
Pope Francis and Lutheran leaders celebrated an ecumenical service in the Cathedral of Lund (Sweden). They signed a joint statement “to move towards the communion to which God continually calls us.”
Aim is “to express the gifts of the Reformation and ask forgiveness for division perpetuated by the two traditions.” “It doesn’t make any sense”, says President of the Theology Comission of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance, Jose Hutter.
More than 1,575 refugees per 100,000 of Sweden’s population claimed asylum last year. But just how large is Europe’s Muslim population, and how fast is it growing?
The legislation outlaws paying for sex, imposes fines for clients, and overturns the existing ban on solicitation. It is the fifth country in Europe to adopt this model. Christians in Europe welcome the decision.
Denmark (91) came out on top of the list for the second year in a row, followed by Finland (90) and Sweden (89). North Korea (8) and Somalia (8) are the most corrupt countries.
The victims were on two boats attempting to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece. Top officials from Denmark, Sweden and Germany will hold talks in Brussels.
According to the WEF, it will take 118 years to finally close the global gender pay gap. Women are earning now what men were 10 years ago.
Thousands of people wait in the border between Greece and Macedonia. Families of refugees arriving from Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan board trains bringing them to Serbia. They hope to find a final destination in Germany or Sweden.
One year ago Swedish Protestantism was shocked by his conversion to Catholicism. Evangelical Alliance's Stefan Gustavsson thought it “challenged everyone to think through their theological convictions.”
Pope received the Lutheran Archbishop of Sweden and asked for more ecumenical unity: “Christian division contradicts the will of Christ”.