Ecumenical relations in Norway

In Norway, there are several arenas for ecumenical cooperation. The broadest ecumenical meeting space is the Christian Council of Norway, where many Christian churches and denominations are members. The Church of Norway is among the founding members of the Christian Council.

The Church of Norway also founded the Norwegian Bible Society, in 1816, and supported its shift to becoming an ecumenical organisation in 1984. Today, it is a significant arena of church cooperation.

The Church of Norway has bilateral agreements and dialogues with several Christian denominations in Norway. For example, the agreement with the Methodist Church, The Church – A Fellowship of Grace (1994), links the Church of Norway with the Methodist Church in Norway.

After bilateral conversations between The Church of Norway and The Baptist Union of Norway 1984-1989, a report was issued (1989): One Lord - One Faith - One Church -  a longing for one Baptism.

Through the Christian Council of Norway and its Multicultural Church Network, the Church of Norway also seeks cooperation and partnership with new migrant churches.

The Church of Norway cooperates with other churches through diaconal efforts, for example through organisations such as the Norwegian Church Aid. The church similarly collaborates with mission organisations, often through the common platform called the Cooperation for Congregations in Mission.

Kontaktinformasjon for Church of Norway

The Church of Norway web-site is presented by the communication department in the Church of Norway National Council.

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