Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

This year's Religion and Politics festival exceeded all expectations.  Here are some of the highlights.

iselin frydenlund article

Frydenlund Discusses the Complexity of this Term with Morgenbladet. 

Sturla Stålsett and a copy of dagbladet

Stålsett Questions the "Christian" Values of the Norwegian Government in Dagbladet.

santa maria maggiore, rome

MF CASR is pleased to welcome Sible de Blauuw for a special lecture, May 29 at 14:15-16:00, Auditorium 3.

johnny cash album cover- the holy land

Tuesday, 7 May, MF CASR welcomes Shalom Goldman for a special lecture on American Christianity, Zionism and Popular Culture.

hvidsten on a map backdrop

MF welcomed Andreas Holmedahl Hvidsten as a postdoctoral fellow in October, and he has now been welcomed as a Research Member at MF CASR.


In September, MF welcomed Ragnar Misje Bergem as a Postdoctoral Fellow.  Now we're happy to welcome him to MF CASR.

cirafesi and ruins at capernaum

On 1 January, MF welcomed Postdoctoral Fellow Wally Cirafesi, and joined the MF CASR community.

Victor Ghica får ERC-midler

MF Professor Victor Ghica will lead a project that will shed new light on how Christianity rose to prominence in the Roman Empire during the fourth century.


The MF CASR Tuesday Lunch on 16 October will feature Torkel Brekke and his work with FINEX- Financial Exclusion, Islamic Finance and Housing in the Nordic Countries. Money and finance have been regarded as major moral problems in all the world religions. The research project FINEX is designed to find out to what extent Islamic norms about money and finance result in the exclusion of Muslims from the financial system in the four Nordic countries of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.