Swedish Agency for Support to Faith Communities

  • Alice Bah Kuhnke
Agency executive
  • Åke Göransson
Parent departmentMinistry of Culture

Swedish Agency for Support to Faith Communities (Swedish: Myndigheten för stöd till trossamfund) is an agency that provides state aid to religious communities in Sweden.[1][2]

In 2011 the Reinfeldt Cabinet via the Minister for Public Administration, Stefan Attefall, announced that the state aid to was to increase from 50 million SEK to 60 million, in particular directed towards Islam and the orthodox church.[3] In 2011, 22 faith communities qualified for state aid.[3]

Some of the state aid was directed towards Jewish congregations to enable them to commission security installations to thwart antisemitic attacks. In 2015 this state aid was widened to include all faith communities, provided they qualified for state aid.[4]

State aid distributed by SST (10 SEK ~ 1 euro), 2009–2015[5][6][7][8]

Leadership

  • Åke Göransson, director (2017)[9]

References

  1. ^ Nyheter, SVT. "Stöd till trossamfunden ses över". SVT Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  2. ^ Nyheter, SVT. "Muslimska trossamfund missgynnas". SVT Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  3. ^ a b Radio, Sveriges. "Kraftigt ökat stöd till svenska trossamfund - Nyheter (Ekot)" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  4. ^ Radio, Sveriges. "Hotade samfund kan få säkerhetsbidrag - P4 Malmöhus" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  5. ^ Årsredovisning 2010 (PDF). SST. p. 19. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  6. ^ Årsredovisning 2012 (PDF). Stockholm: SST. p. 21.
  7. ^ Årsredovisning 2014 (PDF). Stockholm: SST. 2015. p. 33. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  8. ^ Årsredovisning 2015 / SST (PDF). February 2015. p. 40 (54). Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Myndighetschef attackerad med flera knivhugg - DN.SE". DN.SE (in Swedish). 2017-01-31. Retrieved 2018-02-17.

External links

  • Swedish Agency for Support to Faith Communities official webpage
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