The Inter-Cultural Christian Centre was founded in 1994 by Christian leaders from NGOs and local churches. Today the Centre is a network of more than 170 local Danish evangelical churches, migrant churches of many denominations and Christian NGOs.
We are here to help churches and Christians in Denmark share the love of Christ with refugees and immigrants by
- caring for their practical needs
- being aware of spiritual needs and sharing the Good News of the Christian gospel in sensitive and respectful ways
- helping newcomers find a home away from home in a Christian church/fellowship if they wish to do so
- advocacy: giving a voice to those who do not have a voice i Danish society and church life
The Inter-Cultural Christian Centre is made up of people of many different nationalities who want to share the love of Christ with others, and especially with those who have come to Denmark as refugees or immigrants. We provide resources for Christians who wish to make the Christian Gospel known across ethnic and cultural differences in Denmark. Those who are themselves foreigners are in a strategic position to help Danes understand what it is like to come to this country as a foreigner - and to help build bridges to others who would like contact with Christians who care. Therefore The Inter-Cultural Christian Centre makes a special effort to establish close links with non-Danish national and international churches in Denmark and to initiate cooperation with Christian New Danes wherever possible.
Send us a mail or phone our Copenhagen office if you would like contact with:
- Danish churches and Christians who think cross-culturally
- Migrant churches and Christian fellowships in Denmark
- Christians who reach out to newcomers (asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants) and who would value your contribution.
We offer a variety of activities and resources:
- National multiethnic conferences (spring and autumn)
- Seminars on multiethic and interfaith issues
- A quarterly paper in Danish, Nyt på tværs
- Access to various network and churches
- Specialized information about ethnic minorities in Denmark
- Resources such as Bibles in many languages
- An opportunity for being involved at various levels in contact and support ministries
- Monthly criss-cross meals in Copenhagen - and many other towns through our local partners
- Monthly services in English in Copenhagen and elsewhere
You are welcome to visit our office in Fredens Kirke - Østerbro where you will find
- information about various activities in our network
- a small lending library with books and magazines on multiethnic Denmark and cross-cultural ministry in Danish and English
- a cup of tea/coffee!
From the Bible
Being a foreigner can be an exciting experience - at least for a while. But it can also be frustrating and exhausting. Many foreigners feel vulnerable in their new society. Let us remember that God has a special place in his heart for people who are foreigners:
- Psalm 146, vers 9: The Lord watches over the alien and cares for the stranger.
- Deuteronomy 10, verses 17ff: The Lord your God defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing. And you are to love those who are aliens, for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt.
- Leviticus 19, verses 33-34: The alien living among you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt.
- In the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 25, Jesus identifies himself with the foreigner: "I was a stranger, and you invited me in."