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When politics and religion make friends and enemies: Reactions on bishop Eva Brunne’s sermon against xenophobia on the opening of the Swedish parliament
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre.
2011 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In spite of the separation of church and state in Sweden in 2000, the Swedish parliamentary year still opens with a church service in the Cathedral of the diocese of Stockholm (Storkyrkan). Just two weeks before the annual church service on October 5th 2010, a new nationalistic and xenophobic political party (including the Sweden Democrats) got seats in the Swedish parliament. In her sermon bishop Eva Brunne preached against xenophobia, which led representatives of Sverigedemokraterna to leave the church. My intention here is to illuminate current Swedish relations between religion and politics, state and church through this event. I will examine published reactions from politicians (including the Sweden Democrats), officials within the Church of Sweden, Humanists, editorials and bloggers. 

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religion, politics, Sweden
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Religious Studies
Research subject
Sociology of Religion
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-159010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-159010DiVA: diva2:442234
Religion and economy in a global world, 31st ISSR-Conference, June 30 - July 3 2011, Aix-en-Provence, France
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