Nearly two out of every three of Iceland’s residents, or just over 65%, are registered members of the national church.
The rate of registered Icelanders has gone below 60% for the first time, decreasing from around 90% near the turn of the millenium.
More than 400 Icelandic doctors have signed a statement expressing their support of of a proposed ban on circumcising boys.
The number of Icelanders who are not registered members of any religious organization has more than doubled since 2010.
According to current Pirate Party MP Gunnar Hrafn Jónsson, then-Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir hid from a group of Tibetan monks in 2009.
Icelanders spend more than a billion krónur (USD 9.1 million, EUR 8.5 million) a year on confirmations.
Yesterday, church bells in Iceland tolled for three minutes at 5 pm to bring attention to the situation in Aleppo, Syria.
This evening marks Iceland’s first interfaith peace congress held by Ahmadiyya Muslims. Such meetings are held regularly in countries with active Ahmadiyya communities, but this will be the first time in Iceland.
Good Friday, or föstudagurinn langi (‘Long Friday’) in Icelandic, is a public holiday in Iceland and part of Easter celebrations.
Almost 18 percent of Icelanders believe that God created the universe, according to a poll conducted by Maskína.
There are 23 Icelandic ministers working in Norway, 13 of whom belong to the Hamar diocese, located in southeastern Norway, which includes 164 parishes.
The annual tradition of every school taking its pupils on a visit to church in the lead up to Christmas has become increasingly controversial in recent years. But when one school recently decided to cancel the tradition, a storm of criticism arose—as well as plenty of support for the idea.
Supporters of the Pirate Party and Bright Future are most likely to be in favor of the separation of church and state in Iceland, according to the latest pulse of the nation poll by Gallup. Independence Party voters are least likely to be in favor, with 62 percent of respondents saying they...
The editorial of Fréttablaðið today warns people not to kindle hatred and division with their reaction to the Paris attacks.
Roughly 50 percent of Icelanders hold religious beliefs, according to a new Gallup poll. Fifty-one percent of respondents said they considered themselves to be believers, while 30 percent said they were not believers, and 14 percent called themselves atheists. The remainder did not take sides....
Iceland’s official national contribution to the 2015 Venice Biennale, ‘The Mosque,’ initiated by artist Christoph Büchel, was closed by city authorities on Friday. The IAC regrets the decision.