North Dakota radio personality tours Norway, brings listeners along

Scott Hennen, a popular radio personality based in North Dakota, finds himself far from home on a Juven tour of Norway. The tour takes Americans, mostly with North Dakota and Minnesota roots, on tours throughout the country and helps to connect them with family and ancestral homes. Tourists also get to explore the Norwegian countryside … Continue reading North Dakota radio personality tours Norway, brings listeners along

SERVING UP YOUR BIAS AT THE BIAS BAR

An unusual bar is serving up biases and its patrons are sending their own biases right back. The bar is the Bias Bar, an interactive exhibit at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway. It shares space on the first floor with Detours, an exhibition about people who find themselves forcibly displaced from their homes. … Continue reading SERVING UP YOUR BIAS AT THE BIAS BAR

FORMER NAZI BUNKER NOW SERVES AS LEARNING TOOL

BY NICOLE GARDNER In the years since the end of WWII, little has ever been recognized in history books about one of the most important places in Nazi-occupied Europe: Norway. The Norwegians themselves don’t often acknowledge it, since it is collectively seen as a glaring blemish on Norwegian history, and justifiably so. What is now … Continue reading FORMER NAZI BUNKER NOW SERVES AS LEARNING TOOL

CAN JESUS COME BACK TO NORWAY?

BY ANGIE PEREZ Religious affiliation in Norway has been on a steady decline in recent decades. For the first time ever atheists slightly outnumber believers, demonstrating modern society’s move toward secularization. According to Norway’s Ipsos MMI 2016 social-cultural survey, 39 percent of Norwegians who were asked about their faith considered themselves atheist, 37 percent confirmed … Continue reading CAN JESUS COME BACK TO NORWAY?

​ROBERT BIEDRON ON POLITICAL ACTIVISM

Within the confines of the typically left-leaning liberal European governments lies a country in a bitter battle with the ultra-conservative right. Robert Biedron, a former parliament member and current mayor of Slupsk, entered the Polish political arena in 2011 as the first openly gay elected official in all of Eastern Europe. He’s been chipping away … Continue reading ​ROBERT BIEDRON ON POLITICAL ACTIVISM

​INTEGRATION ESSENTIAL: NORWEGIAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL ALFASKOLEN

BY LOGAN HARLE Alfaskolen is a private language school in the city of Oslo that is entering its tenth year this coming September. The school teaches a range of students from 18 to over 40 years of age and offers language classes as well as social studies courses. A professor at Alfaskolen, Lene Ness, said … Continue reading ​INTEGRATION ESSENTIAL: NORWEGIAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL ALFASKOLEN