Björn visits offices of New Humanist magazine in London

New Humanist blog: It’s not every day an international megastar pays a visit to the New Humanist offices, but that’s what happened yesterday when Swedish musician Björn Ulvaeus, who you may remember from a little-known pop group named ABBA, came up to say hello along with Christer Sturmark, chairman of the Swedish Humanist Association.

Björn’s a high-profile supporter of the Swedish humanists, and he and Christer were in town to meet various humanists and humanist organisations in London, before Björn popped off to pick up the award for Best Musical, for Mamma Mia!, at last night’s National Movie Awards.

Christer, Björn and their colleagues have been doing a great job expanding the Swedish Humanist Association, making it the fastest growing humanist organisation in the world, and they were very keen to learn about New Humanist, as they publish their own bi-monthly magazine, Humanisten.

You can read about Björn’s thoughts on religion elsewhere on this site both in this Swedish Humanists magazine article and this Artist + Atheist article.

For a photo from Björn’s visit yesterday, please pay a visit to the New Humanist blog.

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  • I admire him as a member of the group ABBA. A group of people who have given me the most wonderful moments in my life.. listening their music. Everything else, specially about religion, I really think He must keep it for himself or to talk about it with people who think the same as him cos I don´t think the people in general are interested in knowing what He thinks about religion. Who cares what He thinks! Write Lyrics for the wonderful music Benny writes is what He must do.

  • I think it is fantastic that Bjorn speaks out against religion. Religious people have been forcing their views on the world for far too long. It is great that someone wise and smart like Bjorn speaks out otherwise!

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