Since the Norwegian Church launched their digital membership service this year, approximately 35.000 member resigned digitally.
The Norwegian Church has 3.9 million members , including members living abroad. So far this year , the Norwegian Church received a total of 34,331 resignations and 2035 enrollments . 24,653 of those who resigned did so electronically using the new digital tool that was launched on 15 August .
The Number of resignations must be seen in connection with the large number who are members of the Norwegian Church , said Byfuglien . She says the new digital tool for membership and withdrawal was publisized through the media , and that they were prepared for a significant number of resignations . '
We have great respect for the individual's choice , she says.
No person shall be a member of a religious community against their will , and therefore I am glad that this voluntary tool is in place.
Persons mistakenly listed as a member of the Norwegian Church or who do not wish to be members can now easily change their status ,
and it will give us a more accurate registry , says church council leader Kristin Gunleiksrud Raaum .
Source Aftenposten/NRK - Picture - Norske Kirkebygg