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News Iceland » Religion: Poll found 0% of Icelanders under 25 believe Bible creation story

News channel or source: http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/poll-found-0-of-icelanders-under-25-believe-bible-creation-story/article/512463
Publication date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

Reykjav - A new poll suggests that Iceland is becoming more secular. Religious belief among young people in particular appears on the decline as the poll found zero percent of Icelanders under 25 believed in the Biblical account of creation. The poll was ...

News Iceland » Religion: Iceland: 72% support separation of church and state

News channel or source: http://www.secularism.org.uk/news/2018/01/iceland-72-percent-support-separation-of-church-and-state
Publication date: uesday 16 January 2018

As of last year, about 75% of Iceland's inhabitants were registered members of the Church. Until 2013, newborn babies were automatically registered with their mother's church. Additionally all Icelanders, including the non-religious, have to pay a tax that ...

News Iceland » Religion: Could Iceland’s Equal Pay Law Work in the U.S.?

News channel or source: http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/icelands-unique-effort-ending-gender-pay-gap/
Publication date: Wednesday 10 January 2018

“In Iceland, we are more used to active measures by the government ... gender, national origin and religion. “What constitutes equal worth? … It ended up that the courts tossed that out. It has been used a little bit in government jobs, but it ...

News Iceland » Religion: How to enforce gender equality? Iceland tests the waters

News channel or source: https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2018/0110/How-to-enforce-gender-equality-Iceland-tests-the-waters
Publication date: Saturday 13 January 2018

Ninety percent of Iceland’s female population joined in ... some even say to paganism when goddesses and priestesses commanded religious respect. It persisted culturally as men went to sea and left women with full authority at home.

News Iceland » Religion: Viking Sex Slaves – The Dirty Secret Behind The Founding Of Iceland

News channel or source: http://all-that-is-interesting.com/iceland-founded-viking-slaves
Publication date: onday 15 January 2018

Given the genetics of Iceland and the nature of the people who settled it ... Slaves were regularly subjected to violence, both as punishment and for religious reasons. When their masters died, slaves were often murdered so that they could serve them ...

News Iceland » Religion: New Poll Shows That 0% Of Icelanders Under 25 Believe God Created The World

News channel or source: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/accordingtomatthew/2018/01/new-poll-shows-0-icelanders-25-believe-god-created-world/
Publication date: uesday 16 January 2018

Iceland has already been known for having a large proportion ... This will surely sustain conflict in the political arena as the Religious Right still has plenty of power. I do think there are some inherent problems with religious belief on a ...

News Iceland » Religion: Footballers' Lives with Diarmuid O'Carroll: 'Football should never involve either religion or politics'

News channel or source: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/irish-league/footballers-lives-with-diarmuid-ocarroll-football-should-never-involve-either-religion-or-politics-36505453.html
Publication date: hursday 18 January 2018

I chose to go to Iceland as a last attempt at finding the love for the ... a debate I'm sure will rage on for years. Q. Do you think religion or politics can be kept out of football in this country? A. One hundred per cent. Football should never involve ...

News Iceland » Religion: Iceland leads the way on closing gender pay gap

News channel or source: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1801/S00134/iceland-leads-the-way-on-closing-gender-pay-gap.htm
Publication date: hursday 18 January 2018

“Iceland is spearheading the fight against gender discrimination ... and the gap can be much wider if multiple forms of discrimination are involved, such as race, religion, age, parental status, the burden of unpaid work, and lack of access to education.

News Iceland » Religion: Why are atheists flocking to join Iceland's fastest-growing religion?

News channel or source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/iceland/12037285/Why-are-atheists-flocking-to-join-Icelands-fastest-growing-religion.html
Publication date: Sunday 06 December 2015

Zuism is one of Iceland's newest official religions, having been recognised in 2013 - but it's been picking up hundreds of new followers in recent weeks, including many atheists. The reason lies in Iceland's tax system. At present, citizens are required to ...

News Iceland » Religion: First Viking Temple in 1,000 Years Coming to Iceland

News channel or source: http://www.history.com/news/first-viking-temple-in-1000-years-coming-to-iceland
Publication date: Wednesday 18 February 2015

Paganism thrived in Iceland until around A.D. 1000 when lawmakers agreed to make Christianity the country’s official religion. While the polytheistic religion of the Vikings was driven underground, it was never totally extinguished thanks in large part ...