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Government introduces burial information website. Norway’s Culture Ministry has launched a new Internet site to help people find information about funeral ceremonies for more faiths and communities. About the website, Minister of Culture Anniken Huitfeldt comments, “approximately 10 percent of the population in Norway belongs to religious or secular communities not part of the Norwegian Church. “In addition, there’s ten percent who does not belong to any religious or non-religious community at all.”

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Government introduces burial information website

Published on Tuesday, 24th July, 2012 at 16:30 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

Norway’s Culture Ministry has launched a new Internet site to help people find information about funeral ceremonies for more faiths and communities.

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About the website, Minister of Culture Anniken Huitfeldt comments, “approximately 10 percent of the population in Norway belongs to religious or secular communities not part of the Norwegian Church.

“In addition, there’s ten percent who does not belong to any religious or non-religious community at all.”

Authors including Gro Dahle, Frode Grytten and Edvard Hoem have provided new written texts for the website. There are also suggestions for the practical arrangements, which also include where it can be carried out.

Moreover, recommendations about the form and content of the funeral service, the actual burial or cremation, as well as the choice of music are listed.

“Bidding farewell to our loved ones is the last thing we do. Therefore, it’s important this [the ceremony] takes place in the way that feels right in relation to the life that was lived and for those left behind,” adds Minister Huitfeldt.

Politicians recently voted to abolish the state church, removing Norway’s official state religion.




Published on Tuesday, 24th July, 2012 at 16:30 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: norwayburials, religionnorway.





  
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