A total of 434 people left the Church of Norway the day after it called for an end to further oil and gas exploration activity on the Norwegian shelf.
The daily number is higher than the number for the previous ten days in total and gives an indication that it may be related to the Church’s political decision.
The newspaper Nettavisen obtained the figures from the Church.
“I have been a member of the Church because of traditions and because I have perceived the Church as a place for everyone. Now the Church is taking part in a case where I think the outcome could be that Norway is brought back to the time before the oil age, economically speaking. A no to oil exploration would crush the industry along the coast,” Stian Espeland, one of the members of a pro-oil group, told Nettavisen.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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