The Stockholm School of Theology (Teologiska högskolan Stockholm) is an independent school for Theology and Human Rights in Stockholm, Sweden, sponsored by the Uniting Church in Sweden (Swedish: Equmeniakyrkan).
The institution has been accredited by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education to award degrees in the field of Theology (Swedish: kandidatexamen i teologi and masterexamen i teologi, Bachelor of Theology and Master of Theology) as well as in the field of Human Rights (Swedish: kandidatexamen i mänskliga rättigheter). In cooperation with Uppsala University Stockholm School of Theology also award a Master's degree in Human Rights.
The school declares an ecumenical ambition and students include future pastors in the denomination, but also a sizable group training for clerical positions in the Church of Sweden, as well as others.
Candler School of Theology is one of seven graduate schools at Emory University, located in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. A university-based school of theology, Candler educates ministers, scholars of religion and other leaders. It is also one of 13 seminaries affiliated with the United Methodist Church.Education in Stockholm
Education in Stockholm goes back to 1583, when the small college Collegium Regium Stockholmense was founded in by King John III in Stockholm, Sweden.Miroslav Volf
Miroslav Volf (born September 25, 1956) is a Croatian Protestant theologian and public intellectual who has been described as "one of the most celebrated theologians of our day". Volf currently serves as the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture at Yale University. He previously taught at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in his native Osijek, Croatia (1979–80, 1983–90) and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California (1990–1998).
Having received two advanced degrees under the German theologian Jürgen Moltmann, Volf has forged a theology that has earned him the designation "a theologian of the bridge". The main thrust of his theology is to bring Christian theology to bear on various realms of public life, such as culture, politics, and economics. He often explores dialogues between different groups in the world—such as between denominations, faiths, and ethnic groups.
Volf has served as an advisor for the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and for several years co-taught a course at Yale with former British prime minister Tony Blair on globalization. He is a frequent commentator on religious and cultural issues in popular media outlets such as CNN, NPR, and Al Jazeera. Volf won the 2002 University of Louisville and the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Grawemeyer Award in Religion and his 1996 book Exclusion and Embrace was named by Christianity Today as one of the 100 Most Influential Books of the Twentieth Century.Mission Covenant Church of Sweden
The Mission Covenant Church of Sweden (Swedish: Svenska Missionskyrkan), founded in 1878, was a Swedish Reformed free church. It was the second-largest Christian denomination in Sweden, after the national church, the Church of Sweden. In 2011–2012, the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden completed a long-planned merger with the Baptist Union of Sweden and the United Methodist Church of Sweden. The new denomination was called Joint Future Church, until the new name Equmeniakyrkan (Uniting Church in Sweden) was adopted by the general assembly in May 2013.
Prior to 2003, the Mission Covenant Church was called Svenska Missionsförbundet (literally Swedish Mission Covenant, though the official English name already was Mission Covenant Church of Sweden at that time). The Swedish Salvation Army (Svenska Frälsningsarmén (SFA), which is a separate organisation from the international Salvation Army, which also operates in Sweden) is a non-territorial district of the Mission Covenant Church.
The Mission Covenant Church of Sweden had its origins in, and continues to share quite a close relationship with, the Lutheran Church of Sweden. As a movement it had roots in Pietism and the spiritual awakenings of the 19th century. The denomination is a member of the Swedish Free Church Council, the [International Federation of Free Evangelical Churches], and the World Communion of Reformed Churches. When Swedish Covenanters emigrated to the United States and Canada in the last half of the 19th century, they formed the Evangelical Covenant Church. The denominations are independent of each other but have maintained fraternal ties. The forming of the Swedish Mission Covenant was one of the first steps in forming "Free Church" denominations in Sweden.The church sent numerous missionaries to many countries around the world, such as China in the 19th and early 20th centuries, in particular Xinjiang, Japan, India, Russia and Caucasus, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Ecuador, Alaska, Spain and, in numbers of missionaries the largest field, Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Congo. In many other countries there were missionary projects.
The church had 61,000 members in 700 congregations in 2009.Oscar Broady
Oscar Broady (1832–1922), was a petty officer in the Swedish navy who emigrated to the United States, becoming a brigade commander during the Civil War, and after returning to Sweden as a Baptist missionary, becoming the first president of the Swedish Baptist Bethel Seminary.Stockholm
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous urban area in the Nordic countries; 960,031 people live in the municipality, approximately 1.5 million in the urban area, and 2.3 million in the metropolitan area. The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea. Just outside the city and along the coast is the island chain of the Stockholm archipelago. The area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, and was founded as a city in 1252 by Swedish statesman Birger Jarl. It is also the capital of Stockholm County.
Stockholm is the cultural, media, political, and economic centre of Sweden. The Stockholm region alone accounts for over a third of the country's GDP, and is among the top 10 regions in Europe by GDP per capita. It is an important global city, and the main centre for corporate headquarters in the Nordic region. The city is home to some of Europe's top ranking universities, such as the Stockholm School of Economics, Karolinska Institute and Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). It hosts the annual Nobel Prize ceremonies and banquet at the Stockholm Concert Hall and Stockholm City Hall. One of the city's most prized museums, the Vasa Museum, is the most visited non-art museum in Scandinavia. The Stockholm metro, opened in 1950, is well known for the decor of its stations; it has been called the longest art gallery in the world. Sweden's national football arena is located north of the city centre, in Solna. Ericsson Globe, the national indoor arena, is in the southern part of the city. The city was the host of the 1912 Summer Olympics, and hosted the equestrian portion of the 1956 Summer Olympics otherwise held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Stockholm is the seat of the Swedish government and most of its agencies, including the highest courts in the judiciary, and the official residencies of the Swedish monarch and the Prime Minister. The government has its seat in the Rosenbad building, the Riksdag (Swedish parliament) is seated in the Parliament House, and the Prime Minister's residence is adjacent at Sager House. Stockholm Palace is the official residence and principal workplace of the Swedish monarch, while Drottningholm Palace, a World Heritage Site on the outskirts of Stockholm, serves as the Royal Family's private residence.Stockholm Academic Forum
Stockholm Academic Forum, "Staf", is a Swedish organisation representing 18 Stockholm universities, university colleges and the City of Stockholm. Stockholm Academic Forum promotes Stockholm as an important academic centre, and is working together with its members and partners in various forms and projects for that purpose.
The members of Staf are: Karolinska Institute, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University, Södertörn University, Stockholm School of Economics, Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm University of the Arts, Swedish Defence University, Sophiahemmet University, The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Royal Institute of Art, The Red Cross University College, Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College, Stockholm School of Theology, University College of Music Education in Stockholm, The Erica Foundation.