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Following amendments in 2012, article 2 of the Constitution no longer establishes the Evangelical Lutheran faith as the official religion of Norway. The current version, however, stipulates that, “Our values will remain our Christian and humanist heritage”. The unclear scope of this formulation has been repeatedly pointed out following the amendments. Article 16 of the amended constitution secures the religious freedom of all citizens and pronounces that the Church of Norway (CON) “will remain the Established Church of Norway”, and is eligible for financial support, which is also admitted to all other faith communities on an equal footing.

D 16 September 2016    AHelge Årsheim

CNRS Unistra Dres Gsrl

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