Published May 1, 2017 10:34 PM

For the day of commemoration five years after the July 22 terrorist attacks, REDO's Birte Nordahl was asked by the Norwegian daily newspaper Bergens Tidende to write on both her experience from Oslo Cathedral in the terrorist aftermath and on today's terrorist fatigue and ways to counter it. 

Published Feb. 5, 2015 1:45 PM

Sidsel Undseth Bakke is a PhD candidate in literacy at the University of Stavanger, where she is working on the project "Religion and memory in the memorial messages collected after the terror attacks 22 July, 2011". In March she will stay at the University of Oslo as a visiting scholar with the REDO project.

Published Jan. 29, 2015 2:01 PM

REDOs research is interrogating whether ritual practices can influence changes in society. In Norway, Anders Behring Breivik’s terrorist attacks on July 22, 2011 provoked a ritual response characterized by unity and love. The ritual response to the terror is explored through traditional research methods, and both the rose marches and medias coverage of memorial ceremonies are being studied. But how is it possible to exploring the impact of the terror and its response has had for democracy and community in Norway?

Published Sep. 24, 2014 1:51 PM

The significance of the July 22 is the main case of the REDO project. Researchers have studied ceremonies and assemblies following the terrorist attack, the inter-religious funerals, and the trial of Anders Behring Breivik. In October, REDO invites young adults in the Oslo region to a large workshop, in order to obtain research data to answer questions about the significance of July 22 – to them personally, to society and to democracy.

Published Sep. 23, 2014 12:25 PM

Morny Joy is University Professor in the Dept. of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary, Canada.

Her REDO project "Changing the World" will formulate the foundations for new insights in both philosophy of religion and theology that take into account shifts occurring in contemporary movements at the popular level of rituals and behaviour, and in more reflective forms of cultural productions.

Published Sep. 17, 2014 7:42 PM

PluRel (Religion in Pluralist Society) is a transfacultary research network at the University of Oslo. On their blog, offering diverse contributions to the research field religion and society, REDO researcher Jens Kreinath recently published an essay on Inter-rituality.

Published July 30, 2014 11:29 AM

May 2014, REDO hosted two seminars at the University of Oslo. The first seminar concerned rituals and sacrifice, and the ethics and challenges in representing rituals visually. The second seminar focused on the sub project investigating the reactions to the July 22 terror attack, and the experimental methods used in this research.


Published June 11, 2014 9:08 AM

June 5, Dr. Jens Kreinath gave his second guest lecture at the University of Oslo - "Interrituality and the Economies of Religious Exchange: A New Approach to the Study of Interreligious Encounters in Turkey and the Middle East".

Published May 30, 2014 10:27 AM

Associate Professor of Theology at the Church Divinitiy School of the Pacific, Graduate Theological Union, Marion Grau is visiting the Faculty of Theology, and REDO will on this occasion offer the course "Tracing Global Religious Movements: Mission, Pilgrimage, and Ritualization"

Published Mar. 19, 2014 10:03 AM

In the REDO project, Graham Harvey is doing research on rituals at the indigenous festivals Riddu Riddu and Origins. Harvey has an interesting background in the studies of religion and  "New animism". In an interview with the blog "Albion Calling" he talks of his research interests and his latest project.