Sunday 24 March 12:45
Oslo Cathedral crypt
Duration: 45 minutes
CHURCH COFFEE AND LECTURE: CLIMATE, POLITICS AND RELIGION
STEINAR SNEÅS SKAUGE, LECTURER
On the occasion of this year's festival theme of climate, we invite priest and Green Party politician Steinar Sneås Skauge to hold a lecture on the divide between religion and politics in the context of climate.
It is often said that religion and politics are two different domains that should not mix. But should religion and politics be separated? Can you separate politics and ethics? What can religion contribute to politics, and if there is a separation where should the line be drawn? To what degree should the church get involved in politics, and to what extent should Christians and other religious people engage in politics?
Steinar Sneås Skauge (born 1982) has worked as a priest in the Norwegian Church for about 10 years, and is now theological advisor in the Northern Hålogaland diocese. He has been active in the Green Party since 2011, as a local chapter leader, in various positions in the county council in Hordaland and now on the board of the Tromsø chapter.