What are Sweden’s church elections and how do they work?
FOR MEMBERS

What are Sweden’s church elections and how do they work?

September 19th is the date of Sweden's Church Election, a surprising tradition in a largely secular country.

Why does secular Sweden have so many religious public holidays?
FOR MEMBERS

Why does secular Sweden have so many religious public holidays?

Jews and Muslims in Sweden outraged over call to ban male circumcision

Jews and Muslims in Sweden outraged over call to ban male circumcision

New report highlights attacks on 39 Swedish mosques in 2017

New report highlights attacks on 39 Swedish mosques in 2017

Swedes ‘least likely in Western Europe’ to go to church

Swedes ‘least likely in Western Europe’ to go to church

Sweden’s Social Democrats propose ban on religious independent schools

Sweden’s Social Democrats propose ban on religious independent schools

How do Muslim immigrants feel about living in Sweden: study

How do Muslim immigrants feel about living in Sweden: study

Gender segregated school bus not discriminatory, Swedish Discrimination Ombudsman rules

Gender segregated school bus not discriminatory, Swedish Discrimination Ombudsman rules

Priests wanted: Poor pastor numbers forces Swedish diocese to recruit from abroad

Priests wanted: Poor pastor numbers forces Swedish diocese to recruit from abroad

Sweden gets its first-ever cardinal: Anders Arborelius

Sweden gets its first-ever cardinal: Anders Arborelius

‘All priests should wed same-sex couples’: Swedish PM

‘All priests should wed same-sex couples’: Swedish PM

Why Swedes are leaving the Swedish Church in record numbers

Why Swedes are leaving the Swedish Church in record numbers

Soldiers of Odin target Muslim school in Stockholm

Soldiers of Odin target Muslim school in Stockholm

Swedish PM condemns gender segregated school bus

Swedish PM condemns gender segregated school bus

Here’s what Swedes say it takes to be truly Swedish

Here’s what Swedes say it takes to be truly Swedish

Swedes wildly overestimate Muslim population: survey

Swedes wildly overestimate Muslim population: survey

Child punished for not saying ‘amen’ at Swedish preschool

Child punished for not saying ‘amen’ at Swedish preschool

Archbishop: Pope’s all-male environment lacks balance

Archbishop: Pope’s all-male environment lacks balance

Pope: Why Swedish men look for non-Swedish women

Pope: Why Swedish men look for non-Swedish women

‘I thank God for giving me the chance to come to Sweden’

‘I thank God for giving me the chance to come to Sweden’

Pope Francis holds Catholic mass in secular Sweden

Pope Francis holds Catholic mass in secular Sweden

Five facts on Protestantism as the Pope visits Sweden

Five facts on Protestantism as the Pope visits Sweden

Pope calls for ‘revolution of tenderness’ towards refugees

Pope calls for ‘revolution of tenderness’ towards refugees

Pope takes his Christian unity bid to Protestant heartland

Pope takes his Christian unity bid to Protestant heartland

‘I want to see women priests in the Catholic Church’

‘I want to see women priests in the Catholic Church’

Why the Pope is visiting Sweden next week

Why the Pope is visiting Sweden next week

‘Don’t turn the Pope into a global teddy bear’

‘Don’t turn the Pope into a global teddy bear’

Sweden gets its first cemetery free of religious symbols

Sweden gets its first cemetery free of religious symbols

‘It’s time to stop painting all Muslims with the same brush’

‘It’s time to stop painting all Muslims with the same brush’

Sweden to ban masks but not burqas at football matches

Sweden to ban masks but not burqas at football matches

How many Swedes say grace before a meal?

How many Swedes say grace before a meal?

Handshaking row causes Swedish teacher to leave job

Handshaking row causes Swedish teacher to leave job

Muslim man fired for not shaking women’s hands

Muslim man fired for not shaking women’s hands

Swedish priests caught up in Pokémon Go craze

Swedish priests caught up in Pokémon Go craze

Sweden must discuss banning religious schools: minister

Sweden must discuss banning religious schools: minister

Swedish parents block ‘gateway’ yoga exercises

Swedish parents block ‘gateway’ yoga exercises

Here’s why the Pope is coming to Sweden

Here’s why the Pope is coming to Sweden

Secular Swedes cheer first saint in 600 years

Secular Swedes cheer first saint in 600 years

More and more Swedish priests untie the knot

More and more Swedish priests untie the knot

Sweden ‘least religious’ nation in Western world

Sweden ‘least religious’ nation in Western world

Vicar: God rejects fans of women priests

Vicar: God rejects fans of women priests

Sweden’s first female archbishop sworn in

Sweden’s first female archbishop sworn in

Jewish convert fears Sweden Democrat surge

Jewish convert fears Sweden Democrat surge

Swedish prejudice ‘baffles’ Catholic convert

Swedish prejudice ‘baffles’ Catholic convert

Teen Muslim convert defies atheist family

Teen Muslim convert defies atheist family

Bible-belt Buddhist convert ‘no superhero’

Bible-belt Buddhist convert ‘no superhero’

New review of threats to Sweden’s mosques

New review of threats to Sweden’s mosques

Allow hymns at graduation: government

Allow hymns at graduation: government

Angry parents spark halal school lunch spat

Angry parents spark halal school lunch spat

Why Sweden’s newest minister upsets ‘smörgåsbord-Christians’

Why Sweden’s newest minister upsets ‘smörgåsbord-Christians’

Swedish group seeks sex education expansion

Swedish group seeks sex education expansion

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Godless dogless Stockholmers

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Brides and Bishops

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6 out of 10 Swedes back gay church marriage

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Gay parents denied right to baptise children

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Swedish Santa “a paedophile”

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Is the Pope Catholic?

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Epilepsy, not epiphany, for St. Birgitta

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King leads Sweden?s tributes to Pope

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Royals and Persson at Pope?s funeral

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Muslims protest against celebrity preacher

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Green’s sermon to become gay hate test case

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Bishop faces fine after Eurovision rage

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Swedes to sue ex Chinese president

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Dalai Lama to meet Swedish archbishop

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China warns Sweden on Dalai Lama

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Vatican slams Sweden on religious freedom

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Man from Sweden in West Bank protest

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“Loan a lesbian” idea to promote tolerance

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Swedish royals call in the lawyers over preacher

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Head of Swedish Church to quit next year

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Declining flock costs Swedish Church 1bn kronor

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Malmö Mosque blaze was arson

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Circumcision law “is not working”

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Swedish church says yes to gay blessings

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Swedish Church approves gay blessings

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Cathedral web pages become porn site

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Swedish priests reject gay church blessings

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Malmö mosque “faces ruin”

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Murder believed to be ‘honour killing’

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School talks stall over religion

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Russian church cuts ties with Sweden over gay unions

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Porn priest picks up 800,000 kronor

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No room on church island for Swedish atheists

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More Swedes than ever apply for priesthood

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Arla closes Saudi factory after boycotts

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Preachers, fascists and cartoonists

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Boycott costs Arla 500 million

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Swedish anti-Semitism revealed

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Arla denounces Muhammad cartoons

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Wejryd named as Swedish archbishop

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Digitally digging for Stockholm graves

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‘Separate laws for Muslims’ idea slammed

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Stockholm Dean resigns over Jesus exhibition

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Three men ‘planned terror attack on church’

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Swede denies Bosnian terror charges

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Säpo hunts for Kista terror accomplices

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Drunk Swedes ejected from Egypt for mocking Islam

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Terror suspects meet in court

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British police in Gothenburg ‘terror’ raid

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Men convicted of Livets Ord terror plan

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Britain asked for Swedish terror raids

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God can wait while Sweden plays Germany

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Trial of ‘terror Swede’ begins in Bosnia

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Priest jailed for fondling woman

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Swede comes home after ‘honour killing’ attempt

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‘End support for religious schools’

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Bomb threat against Malmö synagogue

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Swedish politicians pray for victory

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Say a little prayer for Sweden

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Leijonborg: no more religious schools

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Gays could be granted church weddings

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Fewer areas offer religious circumcisions

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Circumcision infections lead to report

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Young Muslims vulnerable to abuse

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Swedish Pentecostalists surprise with Christmas spirit

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Danish ‘pilgrim fraudsters’ arrested in Malmö

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Young Swedes ‘more interested in Bible’

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Porn priest paid off by Swedish Church

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Church leaders threaten government over abortion

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Hägglund defends abortion plans

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Swedish church ‘discriminates against women’

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Swedish bishops say yes to gay church weddings

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School slammed for using Bible in reports

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Church of Sweden barred from Ethiopian summit

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Bishop boycotts godless hotel chain

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Scandic backs down over Bible

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Fewer Swedish youngsters get confirmed

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School’s licence removed over single-sex teaching

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Church weddings for gays soon a reality in Sweden

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Catholic church apologises for sex attacks

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Swedish Church to join Stockholm Gay Pride parade

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Extremists blamed for ‘gay Jesus’ attack

Church bans broadband over porn fears

Church bans broadband over porn fears

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Muslim groups to exhibit ‘Muhammad dogs’

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Demonstrators in Muhammad picture protest

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Churches row over ‘paedophilia’ interview

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Ericsson takes down flags in Middle East

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Islamists push for boycott of Swedish firms

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‘Muhammad cartoon not racial agitation’

Brides’ fathers banned from giving away daughters

Brides’ fathers banned from giving away daughters

‘Ban headscarves’ say half of Swedes

‘Ban headscarves’ say half of Swedes

Swedish Muslims to celebrate Eid on Friday

Swedish Muslims to celebrate Eid on Friday

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A leap of faith

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Creationism to be banished from Swedish schools

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Christian web editor cleared of hate speech

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Book about Jesus saves Swedish writer – twice

Women priests overtake men

Women priests overtake men

Swedish state to train imams

Swedish state to train imams

Swedish town celebrates Church Cock victory

Swedish town celebrates Church Cock victory

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Christian movement’s home schooling ‘unacceptable’

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Sweden names first female rabbi

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Many Swedes believe in reincarnation

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British Islamic bank plans Swedish expansion

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Mosque fire ‘could have been arson’

Swedish Muslim finds Muhammad in a mango

Swedish Muslim finds Muhammad in a mango

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Swedish tax money benefits Scientology

Prayer group outrage over church music video

Prayer group outrage over church music video

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Swedes’ virtual church to bring online gamers to Jesus

Sweden’s new Halal-TV courts controversy

Sweden’s new Halal-TV courts controversy

Joyous court climax for Madonna of Orgasm Church

Joyous court climax for Madonna of Orgasm Church

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Man with axe stuns Stockholm congregation

Student receives damages for headscarf slight

Student receives damages for headscarf slight

Church furor over ‘racist’ religious group

Church furor over ‘racist’ religious group

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Threesome assault pastor defrocked

Swedish Muslim could set new headscarf precedent

Swedish Muslim could set new headscarf precedent

TV interview sparks Holocaust denial probe

TV interview sparks Holocaust denial probe

SVT denies Vatican conspiracy rumours

SVT denies Vatican conspiracy rumours

‘Anti-Semitism on the rise in Sweden’

‘Anti-Semitism on the rise in Sweden’

Fried potato with ‘face of Jesus Christ’ for sale on eBay

Fried potato with ‘face of Jesus Christ’ for sale on eBay

‘God probably doesn’t exist’: Swedish humanists

‘God probably doesn’t exist’: Swedish humanists

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Church of Sweden rocked by sex scandals

Scientologists reported for harassing Swedish family

Scientologists reported for harassing Swedish family

Swedish church launches online prayer service

Swedish church launches online prayer service

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Swedish pastor cited after family burial

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Bank robber in custody following ‘religious awakening’

Anglicans snub Swedish lesbian bishop

Anglicans snub Swedish lesbian bishop

Politician causes stir with sex play outburst

Politician causes stir with sex play outburst

Members flee Church of Sweden in droves

Members flee Church of Sweden in droves

Minaret ban favoured by one in four Swedes: poll

Minaret ban favoured by one in four Swedes: poll

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Job agency accepts ‘Muslim handshake’ fine

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Swedish school scolded for prayer readings

Swedish lifers are living as monks

Swedish lifers are living as monks

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Firm sues Sweden over dislodged Muslim lawyer

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Jehovah’s Witness claims she was fired for beliefs

Preacher settles for dialogue over book-burning

Preacher settles for dialogue over book-burning

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Hotel fined for guest slur at discrimination seminar

Thousands descend on Stockholm for annual Jesus fest

Thousands descend on Stockholm for annual Jesus fest

Christian paper rejects LGBT youth camp ad

Christian paper rejects LGBT youth camp ad

Church calls for swear ban after gay sex rant

Church calls for swear ban after gay sex rant

Let teachers ban face veils – Liberals

Let teachers ban face veils – Liberals

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Swedish Muslims face daylight fast challenge

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Blow for bishop as orgasm church flops

Sweden tries to rein in religion at free schools

Sweden tries to rein in religion at free schools

Christianity prioritised in Swedish schools

Christianity prioritised in Swedish schools

Swedish school criticised for prayer service

Swedish school criticised for prayer service

‘God’s House’ being built in suburban Stockholm

‘God’s House’ being built in suburban Stockholm

Politician on trial for nude Muhammad poster

Politician on trial for nude Muhammad poster

Swedish court: naked Muhammad pics legal

Swedish court: naked Muhammad pics legal

Swedish school slammed after ‘homo sin’ claim

Swedish school slammed after ‘homo sin’ claim

‘Being gay is a sin’: Swedish Salvation Army

‘Being gay is a sin’: Swedish Salvation Army

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Muslim group takes over Swedish church

Swedish Church members ‘don’t believe in Jesus’

Swedish Church members ‘don’t believe in Jesus’

Sweden supports churches with anti-gay views: report

Sweden supports churches with anti-gay views: report

Swedish summer poses Muslim fasting test

Swedish summer poses Muslim fasting test

New millions for Swedish synagogue security

New millions for Swedish synagogue security

Converts must die: imam to Swedish radio

Converts must die: imam to Swedish radio

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Swedish town in fear of face-slapping ‘saviour’

File-sharing recognized as a religion in Sweden

File-sharing recognized as a religion in Sweden

‘Tradition, culture, and religion are not a Swedish Bermuda triangle’

‘Tradition, culture, and religion are not a Swedish Bermuda triangle’

One in five Swedes ‘believes in ghosts’

One in five Swedes ‘believes in ghosts’

Swede adapts entire Bible for the stage

Swede adapts entire Bible for the stage

Church cock victory joy: ‘it’s huge and majestic’

Church cock victory joy: ‘it’s huge and majestic’

Swedish school reported over ‘holy’ yoga lessons

Swedish school reported over ‘holy’ yoga lessons

Swedish grocers revel in Ramadan profits boost

Swedish grocers revel in Ramadan profits boost

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Baby Jesus ‘barred’ from Christmas market

Swedish Christmas market resurrects Jesus

Swedish Christmas market resurrects Jesus

God ‘not welcome’ at school advent services

God ‘not welcome’ at school advent services

‘It can’t be wrong to sing O Holy Night’: minister

‘It can’t be wrong to sing O Holy Night’: minister

‘Swedish prayer call debate treats Islam like a static religion’

‘Swedish prayer call debate treats Islam like a static religion’

Malmö mayor concerned about Islam-critical show

Malmö mayor concerned about Islam-critical show

Ignore Vilks’ Muhammad show: religious heads

Ignore Vilks’ Muhammad show: religious heads

City dwellers abandon the Swedish church

City dwellers abandon the Swedish church

Expats flock to Sweden’s evangelical churches

Expats flock to Sweden’s evangelical churches

Man gets payout for not shaking woman’s hand

Man gets payout for not shaking woman’s hand

School ‘forgets’ to teach required course

School ‘forgets’ to teach required course

Mud-slinging tars church elections in Sweden

Mud-slinging tars church elections in Sweden

Inside the Church of Sweden, where women outnumber men as priests

Inside the Church of Sweden, where women outnumber men as priests

Swedish church defends gender neutral pronoun for Jesus

Swedish church defends gender neutral pronoun for Jesus