Most Rev. Dr. Dr h.c. mult Antje Jackelén

Archbishop and Primate, Church of Sweden

Co-President, Religions for Peace

Vice President, Lutheran World Federation


Rev. Dr. Antje Jackelén is the archbishop of Uppsala and primate of the Church of Sweden (Lutheran). She was previously the bishop of the Lund Diocese of the Church of Sweden as well as associate professor of systematic theology and director of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, USA. Educated in Germany and Sweden, she earned her PhD (theology) from Lund University in Sweden. She has published numerous books and articles in English,German and Swedish. From 1999 to 2001, Jackelén was regional director for Europe in the Religion and Science Course Program of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences in Berkeley, California. She was also a founding member of the International Society for Religion and Science (ISSR) and president of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology (ESSSAT). She has served on several boards and editorial councils, such as Zygon and Dialogue: A Journal of Theology and was a member of a Governmental Committee for technological innovation and ethics. Jackelén is council member of the Lutheran World Federation and vice president for its Nordic Region. She also is a Co-president of Religions for Peace.

Main Publications: 

1- Technology, Theology, and Spirituality in the Digital Age”. Zygon 56(1) 2021.

2- Otålig i hoppet. Teologiska frågor i pandemins skugga. [Impatient in Hope. Theological Questions in the Shadow of a Pandemic] Stockholm: Verbum 2020

3- God is greater: Theology for the World. Minneapolis: Fortress Press 2019

4- Samlas kring hoppet. [Together in Hope] Stockholm: Verbum 2016.

5- Time and Eternity: The Question of Time in Church, Science, and Society. Translated by B. Harshaw. Philadelphia and London: Templeton Foundation Press. 2005.

6- The Dialogue Between Science and Religion: Challenges and Future Directions. Proceedings of the Third Annual Goshen Conference on Religion and Science. Ed. by Carl S. Helrich. Kitchener, Ontario: Pandora Press. 2004.

Areas of Actions: 
Interreligious DialoguePeaceful CoexistencePluralismWomen's RightsReligious, Confessional and Spiritual ActivitiesDemocracyEnvironment
Forms of Actions: 
Information DistributionAdvocacyDiplomacyNetworkingResearchSocial Work and Community Servicedigitalization