Svenska Kyrkan i Norrköping
The Swedish church is since the year 2000 an organization ( NGO ) within the civil society, instead of a chuch ruled by the Swedish state. To cut a bond that has been there for many hundred years, it gives the church challenges of how to go from thinking new thoughts in and old structures, to now think new thoughts in new structures. The Swedish church in Norrköping has a wide engagement in social work and diaconal issues. The church is also deeply involved in interreligious dialogue. There are 18 churches and the largest parish is in the city center meeting the pulse of the city.