– We have a strong history to take our strength from. But today, for us with our church origins, there is nothing called Christian surgery, says Stefan Nilsson at Ersta, when he explained how Ersta Diakoni uses the lessons of yesterday for today’s decisions. Watch his full presentation from HMS17 here (in Swedish).
Since 1851, Ersta diakoni – or “The Deaconry of Ersta”, in loose translation – has taken care of people in exposed and fragile life situations in Stockholm. Ersta has often led the way both in medical care and social work – but sometimes also fallen behind its times. Stefan Nilsson, direktor and head of Ersta Diakoni, explained how Ersta uses the lessons of the past for today’s decisions.
The history of Ersta Diakoni can also be explored in the book “Se människan!” – Ecce Homo or See the Person, in translation – from our own publishing house, Buiness History Publishing.