"There rages a conflict within the Swedish mission council (SMR). The catholic church is threatening to leave the platform since the council in a policy statement written that it should work for "
"the Swedish mission council is an umbrella organisation for around 30 aid and mission organisations with a christian foundation and the Swedish churches, and communities. But now shaken the organization of internal opposition. In a policy paper writing the SMR, inter alia, that it shall work for "
"the Formulation has got the catholic cardinal and the archbishop of the Catholic church Anders Arborelius to react. He writes on the Stockholm catholic diocese website that he hoped that the SMR will rethink its policy – "
"And, possibly, other organizations may follow suit. The cardinal writes on the church's website that "
"Swedish missionsrådets secretary-general Anders Malmstigen hope that the talks will lead to that the Catholic church can remain in the SMR."
" I think it is sad that they are considering leaving. I have some sympathy for the bishop's reaction, but there are misunderstandings that need to be straightened out, " he says."
"Anders Malmstigen want to stress that the SMC is both an inclusive organisation, where members can find a variety of different questions, but they also have a mandate to pursue matters and to make different choices."
"– To take a stand for legal abortion from a gender equality perspective is not so controversial in a biståndssammanhang. But I have respect and understanding for it is a difficult issue that creates controversy for the Catholic church and in other contexts, " says Anders Malmstigen."
"the TT has sought the archbishop Anders Arborelius by presstalesperson declines to comment."
"the Swedish mission council is an umbrella organization for churches and organizations on a christian foundation working for the sustainable development, global justice and poverty reduction."
"Since the 1980s conveys the council aid money from the Page to its member organisations work in over 50 countries. SMR is one of Sida's framework organizations, and conveys to the state grants to its member organisations. In 2018, was approximately sek 250 million to the long-term development efforts and in humanitarian crises."
"the SMR was founded in 1912 and has since held talks about the mission, global development and the role of religion in society."