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La séparation de l’Eglise et de l’Etat

January 2017

On January 1st, 2017, the Church of Norway gained its own legal personality for the first time since the Reformation was introduced to Norway through the Church Ordinance of 1537. The shift is significant, turning the responsibilities and duties of formerly state-employed clergy over to the Church, whose principal entity will be the General Synod. While the shift represents a new chapter in Norwegian state-church relations, significant challenges remain, not least relating to the specific scope of the guarantee in §16 of the amended constitution, which provides that the Church of Norway will remain the established church of Norway. Another controversial issue in the wake of the separation is the financial support of other religious communities, ranging from the precise sum to be granted, to the conditions for support.

20 juin 2017