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Recognition of Palestine important step

Oct 30, 2014 07:00 GMT Church of Sweden The Swedish Government’s recognition of Palestine today may be an important step to help initiate the peace process and a two-state solution, but time is running out. The Government’s decision is in line with the decision made by the Church of Sweden’s General Synod two years ago. These are the words of Bishop Hans-Erik Nordin, Strängnäs Diocese.

Oct 07, 2014 06:29 BST Uppsala University By providing the infrastructure that connects global flows and financial systems, major cities have increased their political power alongside the nation-states. In some cases, they are pursuing their own foreign policy in several areas. In her PhD thesis Kristin Ljungkvist, at Uppsala University, has studied the effects of this development and argues that certain risks should be heeded.

Churches demand stop to violence in and around Gaza

Jul 17, 2014 16:00 BST Church of Sweden During the day, Bishop Eva Brunne, member of the Church of Sweden’s international council, has learned of the rumours of a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza – a hope that was rapidly shattered. “A lasting ceasefire must be the highest priority at present to enable the conditions for building peace to be created.”

International grant in Anders Wejryd’s name

Jun 16, 2014 13:14 BST Church of Sweden A newly established international grant in Anders Wejryd’s name was the farewell gift from the Central Board of the Church of Sweden to Archbishop Anders Wejryd at his leaving reception in Uppsala on Saturday afternoon. There were many well-wishers and speakers, and after the reception he solemnly laid down his crozier in Uppsala Cathedral – marking the end of his time as Archbishop.

Raising the flag for the Commonwealth

Mar 12, 2014 12:07 GMT Bury Council Bury’s civic leaders joined communities across the land in flying the flag for the Commonwealth.

Christians in peace demonstration at North Korean border

Nov 05, 2013 12:24 GMT Church of Sweden Christians from all over the world took part in a demonstration for peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea. The demonstration took place beside the military demarcation line, which is under heavy military surveillance, between the two countries on the Korean peninsula. Participants came from the Assembly of the World Council of Churches, taking place in Busan, South Korea.

The Church of Sweden want to inspire and engage people on global issues at the event Världens fest

Aug 21, 2012 09:54 BST Church of Sweden The festival is the Church of Sweden’s regular gathering focused on international work. The theologian Fulata Moyo, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Margot Wallström, former Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict and the Lutheran World Federation General Secretary Martin Junge are some of the participants.

Sep 26, 2011 08:50 BST Cafod As the current president of the CIDSE network of Catholic charities, CAFOD has recently been working together with other European Member Organisations on a joint Paper on the situation in Palestine.

Sep 21, 2011 09:15 BST Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Britain and Poland have called for radical reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), ahead of the European Commission’s publication of proposals for change. The two countries share ambitious plans for reform, centred on a more competitive agriculture sector and better incentives to improve the environment.

Sep 17, 2010 10:32 BST UK Government