Category Archives: Faith

Migration medicine

Earlier this week I attended an evening hosted by SYLF – Sweden’s Young Doctors’ Association – about migration, which is a hot topic of conversation in Sweden at the moment. Refugees are pouring into the country and people are wondering … Continue reading

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Christian solidarity in Örebro

The events in Iraq over recent weeks have shocked the world and cries out for action, for response, but it is easy to feel helpless as we observe from a distance the slaughter of innocents, Christians, Muslims and Yazidis. We … Continue reading

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Easter in Örebro

Yesterday afternoon there was a gathering of Christians in Stortorget, the big town square in Örebro. It was Easter Day and a small group of churches had decided to celebrate the day publicly. I was there with some of the … Continue reading

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Epiphany

Today is a public holiday in Sweden. Epiphany. Most Australians have no idea what Epiphany is, but here in Sweden the common name for this day is Trettondagen – “thirteenth day” – so people realise it is somehow related to … Continue reading

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Christianity in Sweden

I was reading an article on the BBC website today about the island of Vrango (Vrångö), one of the thousands of islands that make up the archipelago outside Gothenburg. The little community there is struggling to survive, because people have left in … Continue reading

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Secularism in society

An interesting debate article in the Swedish evening newspaper, Aftonbladet, today, was entitled, “Our Swedish view of faith is uniquely aggressive.” (Read the article in Swedish here). It referred to questions raised as to the suitability of a certain Elisabeth Svantesson … Continue reading

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