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Ramadan decorations stirred debate

A decision by Oslo's new Conservatives-led city government to decorate the street outside City Hall for Ramadan this year has stirred debate, also as...

State wins over Jehovas Witness’ complaint

Norway's Jehovas Witnesses have lost their legal effort to regain the state financial support that's offered to all religious organizations. Their's was cut after...

Late bishop ‘changed church history’

Many Norwegians are mourning the death over the weekend of the first female bishop in The Norwegian Church, Rosemarie Köhn. She was being hailed...

Young Liberals want to drop religious holidays

Right in the middle of Norway's Ascension Day holiday weekend came calls from the Liberal Party's youth group to do away with all of...

Norway condemns attacks in France

The Norwegian government has joined others around the world in strongly condemning recent attacks by Islamic extremists in France. Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide...

Rich shipowner defies Darwin

A wealthy 81-year-old shipowner from Kristiansand is donating NOK 15 million (USD 1.6 million) to a foundation that challenges Darwin's theory of evolution. Einar...

First archbishop ready to retire

Helga Haugland Byfuglien officially took over after King Harald V as head of the newly independent Norwegian Church when church and state were separated...

No options for her royal confirmation

The daughter of Crown Prince Haakon was set to undergo Norwegian teenagers' rite of passage this weekend, known as konfirmasjon. While record few now...

Catholics must pay for fraud

Norway's Supreme Court has refused to hear another appeal from the Catholic Church in Oslo, which was accused of fraudulently inflating membership numbers in...

Schools urged to offer Christmas services

Norway's education ministry is urging all schools around the country to offer religious services to their students before the Christmas holidays, or an alternative...

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