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Faroe islands

The globalization of religious culture is confronted in the Faroe Islands, an isolated island cluster in the North Atlantic Ocean, north of Scotland and midway between Iceland and Norway. Its diverse Christian influences were imported and deeply integrated during the 20th century and more recently have been affected by the movements for exporting evangelization overseas.

In this peripheral society of fewer than 50,000 Faroese, self-governing within the kingdom of Denmark since 1948, about 85% of the inhabitants belong to the Lutheran Church. This church was a diocese of the Church of Denmark until July 29, 2007, when it became independent and one of the smallest state churches in the world. Although registered in the state church, many Faroese attend other churches. Indeed, apart from this ...

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