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© Copyright Claus Ib Olsen

Writing is one of my activities - you may read more about this below. If you want to know what I can write about, have a look at my background and interests.

Besides writing, I have for many years worked as a government employed statistician - incl. experience with international statistical consulting.

In June 2012, I completed 4½ years of theological studies at Scandinavian Academy for Leadership and Theology (SALT - now ALT) in Copenhagen, Denmark and in Malmoe and Oerebro, Sweden.

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Working as a writer

I like writing about travel, other cultures, book reviews, interviews, Christianity (all denominations and interdenominational) and I have also written a book on statistics. From autumn 2012 I have become a bookreviewer at the Christian weekly, Udfordringen i.e. The Challenge.

As of February 2019 I have had published one book, three book contributions and 399 articles. Here is a
List of published works Among my publishers are:
Statistics Denmark;
The Nordic Statistical Secretariat (no longer exists);
The Mennonite magazine, Purpose;
A Woman's Voice Ministry;
Royal, a Danish Pentecostal publishing company;
Danish Christian magazines especially Aglow Aglow Denmark; and Danish missionary societies, e.g. Danmission;
four newspapers "Udfordringen" i.e. The Challenge.
"Kristeligt Dagblad:" a daily Christian newspaper,
Information: a newspaper,
Fyens StiftstidendeInformation: a regional newspaper

I am a member of the Danish Writers' Association Dansk Forfatterforening, and I can recommend: Media Associates International, who trains writers and publishers.

Links: on writing

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As a statistician in Statistics Denmark I have worked with statistics of social expenditure/receipts, housing and child aid, and back in time editing the Statistical Yearbook and other statistical publications, I was part of the team working on the population and housing census 1970. I have worked with labour force surveys, the wholesale price index, movie and film statistics.

In Denmark, as a member country of the European Union, Statistics Denmark works in collaboration with the European Union's statistical office, EUROSTAT, as regards social protection (expenditure and receipts statistics) and in the field of social protection with the Nordic countries

November 1st, 2007 I retired and during the period January 2008-June 2012 I have completed theological studies at an interdenominational Bible School, Scandinavian Academy for Leadership and Theology.

Other statistical links

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My background and interests


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One day in 1943 I was born in Copenhagen, but two years later my family and I traveled around the world spending a few years here and a few years there. This has given me an interest in international relations, since I attended two elementary schools in India (St. Joseph's Convent in Bandra, Bombay and Presentation Convent in Kodaikanal); Marymount International School in Rome, Italy, then a Danish school and finally an international high school in Mussoorie, India, Woodstock School. A former student, Steve van Rooy, has an excellent description of life at the school in the fifties and the area Landour, Mussoorie, where the school was situated: www.stevevanrooy.com . My class teacher in high school (Senior Cambridge curriculum), Vera Grace Frances (later married Clark), published in 1961 a collection of poems "I have loved beauty."

After having taken the British Senior Cambridge Exam in India I attended a French high school so I could learn how to speak French. Now, that school is called Lycée Mairie de Champagne in the city of Troyes, France, situated 160 km southeast of Paris.
Then, I attended The University of Copenhagen, a Danish University, and graduated with a master's degree in economics.
In 1984-1985 I spent a year's leave of absence from my job in "Statistics Denmark" working in an old peoples' home in Jerusalem, Israel. Later, I also went to private homes to help the elderly by giving them a bath, shopping or just talking. My work was assigned to me through the municipality of Jerusalem. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had! Aside from taking care of the elderly I learned Hebrew in order to be able to communicate with the elderly, who were mostly Sephardic (oriental) Jews. Now, that we have internet it is possible to keep track of Israeli news presented from the Israeli point of view through Jerusalem Post and www.ahavat-israel.com

In my leisure time I enjoy traveling, walking, swimming, reading and writing.- During some years I have been interested in genealogy, and I am using the programme "Family Treemaker".

Since I had a life changing experience in 1982, I encourage others to open their hearts to faith rooted in the Bible. See the Christian links below.

Since January 2008 I have attended an interdenominational Bible School Scandinavan Academy for Leadership and Theology (SALT - now ALT after the school's reconstruction) first in Copenhagen and from 2009 in Sweden at Hyllie Park, Malmoe. and Örebro School of Theology.
In June 2012 I have completed 4½ years of 13 theological couses. From autumn 2012 I have become a bookreviewer at the Christian weekly, Udfordringen i.e. The Challenge.

Links: Danish, Selected country sites, Christian

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