Webinar 1: Statistics and findings from project

Date: Wednesday 10th March 13-15 (CET)

Title: The future of baptism in the Nordic countries. What does statistics tell us, and what is the response of the churches?

Introductory text:

Statistics show a steady decline in the number of baptism in the Nordic folk churches. In the first part of this webinar, statisticians will present analyses of this numbers, and discuss future scenarios of this development. In the second part of the webinar, researchers from the project «Baptism in times of change» will reflect on how churches have reacted to this development.




  • Josephine Ganebo Skantz, Analyst, Department of Analysis and Research, Central Church Office
  • Bjarke Mortensen, Sociologist of Religion, FUV, DK
  • Jarmo Kokkonen, FI (Rev., Dr., Director/Education and Family Affairs, National Church Council, ELCF).
  • Steinunn A. Björnsdottir, parish minister, ELCI, IS


+ Researchers from Baptism in times of change


Chair: Harald Hegstad