Danes leaving state-supported church in droves

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(The Local) The Danish Atheist Society has used a new campaign to encourage members of the Church of Denmark (Folkekirken) to withdraw, leaving priests concerned about the economic consequences.

Using large advertisements on the sides of buses and through the website udmeldelse.dk, which provides short and easy instructions for leaving the church, the Danish Atheist Society (Ateistisk Selskab) appears to be causing an upsurge in withdrawals.

Up to 3,000 people have used the site, which forwards the necessary paperwork directly to parish priests who administer the withdrawals, Anders Stjernholm of Atheist Society told newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad.

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