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Cash is king at most confirmations

Norwegian teenagers going through the rite of passage known as konfirmasjon (confirmation) have been caught boasting about all the money they're given in gifts....

Oslo’s new bishop hails open church

It seemed only fitting that the new Bishop of Oslo would be ordained on the Sunday before Christmas. Kari Veiteberg, who's been called Norway's...

New study reveals religious attitudes

Anti-Semitism has declined in Norway, but a new study shows Muslims are more negative towards Jews than the rest of the population. The report...

Solberg confronts ‘painful’ history

Somber ceremonies attracted hundreds of people including the prime minister and crown princess on Sunday, which marked 75 years since most of Norway's remaining...

New Muslim organization stresses dialogue

Five Muslim groups that broke out of Norway's conflict-ridden Islamic Council (Islamsk Råd Norge, IRN) have formed a new organization called Muslim Dialogue Network...

Islamic Council loses its state funding

UPDATED: Norway's conservative government announced on Monday that it has lost confidence in  Norway's Islamic Council (Islamsk Råd Norge). Conflicts have swirled both internally...

Islamic Council loses largest members

After months of warnings, four of Norway's largest muslim organizations have withdrawn as members of the national Islamic Council (Islamsk Råd Norge, IRN). They've...

TV program leader confronts her critics

A young Muslim woman who won fame in Norway for speaking out against Islamic extremists made her TV debut Thursday night as leader of a  program aimed at...

NRK upset by flap over anchor’s hijab

Norway's state broadcasting company NRK has received more than 3,000 complaints over an upcoming new TV program, tied to the parliamentary election in September, that allows...

Pilgrimages keep gaining popularity

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Crown Prince Haakon's official re-opening of Norway's historic pilgrim trail from Oslo to the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim. More...

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