Background to the White Paper Project
The White Paper Project on the Church of Sweden and the Sami should be seen against the background of the reconciliation work between the Church and the Sami undertaken during the past quarter century.
Inspired by international ecumenical efforts, this work was initiated in the Church of Sweden in the early 1990s. In both the northern dioceses and in the central organisation of the Church of Sweden, work was begun to provide better opportunities for integrating Sami people and Sami experiences into parish and church service activities. A national Sami council in the Church of Sweden was created in 1996 and Sami work groups were formed at diocesan level.
Download the summary
- The Church of Sweden and the Sami - a White Paper Project (PDF, 12 pages)
Download the English version of the popular science book
- The Sami and the Church of Sweden - results from a White Paper Project (PDF, 256 pages, 1.2 MB)