Elävä seurakunta – Levande församling

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Elävä seurakunta – Levande församling (Finnish/Swedish for 'Living Congregation') is a nominating group for the elections to assemblies of the Church of Sweden. The group is based in Stockholm, and wants to promote Finnish-Swedish bilingualism in the Church.[1] The group is opposed to same-sex marriage.

The group made its electoral debut in the 2005 Church elections, but without winning any seat in the Church Assembly.[2] It only presented a list in one diocese, the Diocese of Stockholm.[1] The group also contested the election to the Diocese Council of Stockholm.[3] It was able to win 19.7% of the votes in the election to the Finnish Parish Council in Stockholm, winning four seats and two alternate seats.[4]

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