"Some speculate that Danes don't feel a need to become active in the church because it is not at all necessary if one wants to be of service to the wider community. While many North American Christians become highly involved in church-based food banks and other charitable programs, they're just not needed in Denmark. The state is already providing what might have once been considered "Christian charity." One doesn't have to join a Danish church to feel compassionate, to feel good about contributing to those who are poor or struggling..."

to read Douglas Todd's article on Denmark and Happiness from: The Vancouver Sun, 6/15/2009, click on