Learning the Art of Being Many
Changing Perceptions Fostering Community Stimulating Dialogue
Application is open to our Folkhögskole courses!
Application to our Folkhögskola courses is now open. Application period for the academic courses opens march 15th.
A Sense of Belonging
At Sankt Ignatios we strive to always look ahead and develop. You can feel it in the invitation to join this adventure and you can feel it in the midst of a rich tapestry of identities from a community bursting with energy and ideas. Being part of something, get a sense of belonging.
Our International Impact
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Sankt Ignatios initiated discussions with the Greek Orthodox Partriarchate of Alexandria with a view to establish a collaborative project to promote the further development of theological education on the African continent.
As part of the ongoing collaboration for the preservation of the vulnerable cultural heritage of the Ethiopian Church (in particular the endangered medieval churches in the Lasta region, around Lalibela), a delegation of the Ethiopian Orthodox church visited Sweden in late August and early September
Working in solidarity with Ukraine
Sankt Ignatios has been actively involved in following and analyzing the ecclesiastic and social developments in Ukraine since the Maidan uprising of 2013. Since 2017 Sankt Ignatios has been exploring the potential role of Folkbildning (Scandinavian Liberal Adult Education model) in relation to the Orthodox churches in Ukraine as vehicle for promoting the development of democratic civil institutions.
From the outset of the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Sankt Ignatios was poised to partner with local organizations, churches and state entities to provide support for people displaced by the war. With its experience of working with Ukraine, as well as the linguistic and cultural expertise of its staff, Sankt Ignatios has been able to play a meaningful role in connecting grass roots initiatives with funding from various organizations. Sankt Ignatios has been able to provide administrative infrastructure to coordinate and organize initiatives, as well as designing flexible learning and instruction to meet the needs of newly arrived people seeking to orient themselves in Swedish society. Below are some of our current collaborative projects.
Sankt Ignatios and House of Ukraine are working as partners helping to educate displaced Ukrainian children.
Heliga Anna of Novgorod’s Orthodox parish in Stockholm partnered with Sankt Ignatios to apply for funding from Länsstyrelsen Stockholm (TIA project funds) to provide cultural and artistic activities for Ukrainian refugees residing in the Stockholm region
Sankt Ignatios intends to establish an affiliated Folkhögskola in Ukraine, beginning by finding local partners currently on the ground.