Posts Tagged ‘Denmark’

Thousands leave church after atheist adverts Comments 0

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Atheist advertisements have led to thousands of people leaving the Church of Denmark. Between April and June, 10,000 people left the church – the highest number of registered withdrawals since 2007. A campaign by the Danish Atheist Society is being held responsible for the number of leavers – double that recorded between January and March. The campaign’s banner advert includes phrases Read more

Women make history and lead prayers at Denmark’s first female-run mosque Comments 0

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Muslim women don’t usually go to mosques, which are traditionally male-only. This is slowly changing – and in some cases, women voices are being heard very clearly. When the call to prayer rang out on Friday at Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen, history was being made for the voice was that of a woman. Women also Read more

How Denmark saved its Jews from the Nazis Comments 0

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

They left at night, thousands of Jewish families, setting out by car, bicycle, streetcar or train. They left the Danish cities they had long called home and fled to the countryside, which was unfamiliar to many of them. Along the way, they found shelter in the homes of friends or business partners, squatted in abandoned Read more