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Norse gods in a crusade for Europe

This week the trial has started against the man behind the terrorist attacks on Norway last summer. "Right-wing extremists draw on pre-Christian religion to build alternative power," says theology professor.

Too much freedom at Norwegian religious schools?

Freedom of religion in Norway offers extensive protection to what can be taught in parochial schools. But do the statutes go too far in protecting religious freedoms to the detriment of other fundamental freedoms?

Religious beliefs battle hypertension

Churchgoers have lower blood pressure. So is it healthy to believe in God?

World unlikely to end in 2012, say scientists

The claimed prediction by the ancient Mayas of the end of the world, as popularised in the film '2012', gets a sceptical assessment from the scientific community.

Voices from the grave

Early in the 13th century husbands and wives were not always allowed to be buried next to each other in cemeteries. Old Norwegian skeletons reveal long-forgotten burial customs.

Postponing the total collapse

Domestic violence and divorce are increasing in Palestine, as are the level of crime and child abuse. A new Master’s programme in psychology will address the problems.