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Sturla Stålsett


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Sturla J. Stålsett is Professor of Religion, Society and Diaconal Studies at the MF Norwegian School of Theology in Oslo, Norway. Prior to this position he served as, among others, general secretary of the Oslo Church City Mission, associate professor and research lead on “Religion in a Globalised Age” at the University of Oslo, and consultant and regional representative for Latin America at Norwegian Church Aid. He is also an ordained minister of the Church of Norway. He has published a number of academic books and articles on social work, development, and the role of religion and theology in society and global politics. Dr. Stålsett served as the chair of the Norwegian Association of NGOs (2013-2017) and leader of a government-appointed commission on the policy of religion and belief (“Stålsett-utvalget”, 2010-2013). He holds a doctoral degree in theology (Dr.theol.) from the University of Oslo, where he focused on Latin American liberation theology. His most recent book in Norwegian is Det livssynsåpne samfunn (2021).

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