Denmark has a new Church Minister. Morten Dahlin succeeds Louise Schack Elholm. However, he receives a lot of criticism.
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The Danish Church Minister has abolished the exception of the Church of Denmark in the Equality Treatment Act. Until now, churches could refuse female priests. That changes. “Is there still room for theological disagreement?”
Next school year, both primary schools and schools for children with special needs must ban smartphones from their classrooms. That is an order of the Dutch Education Minister Mariëlle Paul. A Danish survey confirms the negative impact of screens on children.
In the Danish marriage form, “husband” and “wife” can be taken out, some bishops think. Instead, “spouse” would be theologically better and more contemporary.
Although the Danish Day of Prayer has been cancelled, people still remember. Bishops met last weekend to discuss a possible revitalisation.
The Danish Ethics Council disagrees with the average Danish inhabitant. While the latter wants euthanasia to be legalised, the former is opposed to that.
Some congregations of the Church of Denmark believe that church offices are only for men. They do not want a female pastor in their pulpit. Now, the law comes to their support.
Fifty years after Denmark legalised abortion, its advisory Ethics Council is now looking to raise the legal limit.
When Denmark’s prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, voiced her support on legalising euthanasia, other Scandinavian countries took notice.
Not only men can pursue a career, women do too. Therefore, the new Danish dictionary will include a new word: career woman.