Pub. Date: rev 2011
Pages: 2 (1362 words)
Format: PDF
File Size: 244 KB
SKU: ISL-Soc-052

 

Table of Contents
  • Religions of the Country
  • Basic Tenets
  • Spiritually Devout or Nominal
  • Religions Conflict
  • Secularism
  • Superstitions
  • Religious Clerics
  • State Regulations
  • Religion and Public Life
  • Religious Holidays and Ceremonies
  • Government and Religion
  • Persecution
  • Religious Tolerance
  • Protocols for Foreigners

Iceland Religion

Religion in Iceland and its role in culture, society, government, and public life.
Highlights of This Profile
Understanding the spiritual roots of a country provides deeper insight into its culture. This informative, in-depth profile gives you a connecting point for the social customs, traditions, behaviors, beliefs, and cultural norms of Iceland. Youíll find useful information about the religious make-up of Iceland: whether adherents are generally devout or nominal; if religious conflict or tension exists; whether secularism is pervasive; and what kind of connected superstitions and folklore exist.

By understanding the religionís basic tenets and practices, youíll better navigate Icelander protocols and associated behavior in government, politics, business, public life, family life, and social life. Knowing the spiritual barometer of Iceland will give you a handle on the underlying nuances of the culture to establish successful relations in a respectful manner and help you avoid potential costly social or political blunders with Icelanders.

This comprehensive profile touches on the following types of questions:
  • Is the dominant religion valued in the culture?
  • What is the position of religious clerics in Iceland?
  • Are there particular religious customs present in public life?
  • What is the attitude of government and constitution toward religion or sects?
  • Are there religious caveats that foreigners should be aware of? (i.e. specific food, alcohol, rituals, language, images printed matter, Bibles, figurines, etc.)
  • What are laws and attitudes about foreign missionaries or evangelical groups in the country?

Donít miss out on this essential resource for understanding the people of Iceland. Youíll be better equipped whether you are doing business, relocating, visiting, researching, or just simply curious.

Table of Contents
  • Religions of the Country
  • Basic Tenets
  • Spiritually Devout or Nominal
  • Religions Conflict
  • Secularism
  • Superstitions
  • Religious Clerics
  • State Regulations
  • Religion and Public Life
  • Religious Holidays and Ceremonies
  • Government and Religion
  • Persecution
  • Religious Tolerance
  • Protocols for Foreigners

Who Should Buy This Profile
This report will offer insights for business professionals, travelers, travel agents and planners, tour organizers; government officials, diplomats; public relations, marketing, and media specialists; executives; trade professionals; educational institutions; students; exchange groups; religious organizations; missionaries; and anyone interested in learning about Icelander religion and culture. It is invaluable to those who wish to learn more about Icelanders outlook, heritage, history, practices and traditions.
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