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Icelanders Continue to Deregister from National Church

One thousand and thirty-seven people left the Icelandic Church in the period October 1 to December 31, 2013. At the same time, 100 people joined the Church meaning that a total of 936 more people left the church than joined in the period. Out of those who left the church 242 joined independent church organizations instead.

church-seydisfjordur-inside_psPhoto: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

This is according to the National Register, which has gathered new statistics on changes in membership of religious organizations.

Three hundred and forty-six more people resigned from religious groups than joined them.

Three hundred and twenty-two more people joined Siðmennt, The Icelandic Ethical Humanist Association than left it.

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