Monocolumn: Finland Loses Its Religion

Monocolumn: Finland Loses Its Religion
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The weeks leading up to Christmas should be a joyous time for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. In Finland though, the past month has turned out to be quite the opposite.

Dan Gould
  • 22 november 2010

Monocolumn- Finland loses its religion

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The weeks leading up to Christmas should be a joyous time for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. In Finland though, the past month has turned out to be quite the opposite: in a mass exodus following a gay rights debate on national television, over 40,000 people have given up their membership of the church.

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