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Legal Regulation of Religion in Norway

The legal status of religious organizations in Norway is regulated in the 1814 Constitution, the 1969 Act on Faith Communities and the 1996 Church Act. Following constitutional amendments in 2012, article 16 of the Constitution stipulates that the Church of Norway (CON), “remains the people’s Church, and will as such be supported by the State”, and secures equal per capita remuneration for other religious or belief communities. The Church Act and the Act on Faith Communities specify the rules and regulations pertaining to the CON and other faith communities respectively, ranging from the nature of their legal personality to their various rights and privileges.

D 16 September 2016    AHelge Årsheim

CNRS Unistra Dres Gsrl

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