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The first settlers in the Faroe Islands where Irish and after were the vikings. We have a long history of christian tradition. The Plymouth Bretheren have a strong tradtion to send missioners from the Faroe Isands out into the world, but like rest of Europe, there is also growing secularisim here.
Compared to rest of Europe, the church in the Faroe Islands is strong. Although, many who were once a part of the church no longer are. We desire for them to come back to the Lord. There is not the same fear of the Lord as there once was.
OM in the Faroe Islands has been a part of the Danish OM for many years, however, in 2012 OM Faroe Islands became an independent field when their own board and country leasders were established. The first Faroese to join was in 1964. We have had close ties to OM’s ship minstry. The current operating ship, the Logos Hope, used to be a Faroes passanger ferry called the Norrøna.
As OM Faroe Islands we have 3 main focuses:
How you can get involved:
More information about the Faroe Islands
There are several other demnomation in the Faroe Islands, the largest of which is the Plymouth Brethren, with approximately 13% of the total population belonging to them. Other religious communities are the Roman Catholic Church, the Salvation Army, the Pentecostal, Seventh Day Adventists, Charismatic. Other religious communities include Jehovah’s Witnesses and Bahá´Faith.