The Fig Tree CW in Hammarkullen

The Fig Tree CW in Hammarkullen

The Fig Tree Community is an ecumenical nonviolent resistance community located in Hammarkullen, Gothenburg, Falköping (Sweden) and Kairo (Egypt).  Hammarkullen (Hammer Hill) is one of Swedens most ethnically diverse neighborhoods, with people from 130 nations and 70 languages.

The Community is part of a molecule of communities in Hammarkullen. Different communities organize resistance, soup kitchens, reflections, parties. Rather than thinking the Fig Tree Community as a whole it works like a rhizome and a molecule: becoming, connecting, departing, moving, resting.

We have been focused on: Nonviolence training in Europe, Kurdistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and Iraq. A Soup kitchen on Fridays in Hammarkullen. And we have built a house for three women from Romania working in Sweden with begging.

Currently, our work includes active support for existing programs that assist recent immigrants and addicts, offering hospitality to people in need out of our Christ room, hosting a twice-monthly Catholic Worker book study and discussion group, and organizing resistance to the Swedish arms industry.  We also maintain a close connection to the Swedish Plowshares movement, which follows the injunction of Isaiah 2:4 (“they shall hammer their swords into plowshares”) by directly disarming nuclear weapons and other tools of killing.

The Fig Tree CW in Hammarkullen
Sandeslätt 54
SE-424 36 Angered

Phone: 46(0)31-330 67 11


Website: The Fig Tree CW in Hammarkullen Home Page

Contacts are Annika Spalde, Jonas Olsson and Per Herngren.

Active support for several programs serving recent immigrants and addicts, resistance to the Swedish arms trade, and more!

Consider contacting The Fig Tree CW in Hammarkullen to volunteer your time or to participate in their community life.



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“We must make the kind of society where it is easier for people to be good.”

—Peter Maurin

“God meant for things to be much easier than we have made them.”

—Dorothy day