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Confessional religious education provided by faith communities

Since religious education in the public school system is non-confessional, the place for religious confessional education in Sweden is within the different churches and other religious organisations. The largest type of confessional religious education is the Church of Sweden’s confirmation teaching, consisting of a 60 hour Christian confessional course. In 2019, it reached 22% of all Swedish teenagers of the age of 15, which means that 26.000 young people participated and were confirmed. Additionally, the Church of Sweden runs many other activities for children, young people and adults. Some of them have explicit educational aims while others have a more implicit educational function. The minority faith communities have different forms of educational activities according to their respective traditions.

D 15 March 2021    APer Pettersson

CNRS Unistra Dres Gsrl

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