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Strategic plan for Sami church life (2012-2016)

The Strategic plan for Sami church life in the Church of Norway was adopted by the General Synod in 2011.

This is the first comprehensive plan for Sami church life. Its vision for Sami church life is:
Dynamic and coequal – Sami church life in the Church of Norway.

A dynamic and coequal Sami church life means participation in the life of the church by individual Sami and the Sami people. If this participation is to be real, Sami must be able to take part in the church on their own premises and have space to form their own church life within the Church of Norway.

A dynamic and coequal Sami church life thus also concerns the church community as a whole, and the church’s ability to be a multicultural fellowship where Sami church life is an equal and natural element. The vision of a dynamic and coequal Sami church life is therefore also a vision for the identity of the Church of Norway as a church.

The strategic plan takes into account the many spheres of ministry in the Church of Norway. It emphasises knowledge of Sami language and culture in the dioceses, recruitment issues, Sami-related topics in education, Bible translation, hymns and liturgies, programmes for dialogue and reconciliation, practical organisation of Sami church life and coordination with other reforms within the Church of Norway. One of the purposes of the plan is to contribute to preserving the South Sami, Lule Sami and North Sami languages and the diversity of Sami culture. The strategic plan concludes with an ambitious plan of action for the period 2012-2016.

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