Church News: About the cover

Sveinbjorg Gudmundsdottir, the first native Icelander to be baptized after the resumption of missionary work in Iceland in 1975, stands on a rise overlooking the Parliament Plain, where the Icelandic Commonwealth – and Europe's oldest parliament – was established in 930 A.D.

For a glimpse into the modern history of the Church in this Nordic island nation, see page 6.