State and Church

What is the relationship between state and church? The majority of the Danish population are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark, and are therefore part of a Lutheran religious community. The strong position of the church in Denmark has its roots in the Reformation and the 1849 constitution, which granted the national church special status.

In other Protestant countries, things are different. In Sweden, for example, the church and state were entirely separated recently. Should Denmark do the same as Sweden? The interpretation of traditions and developments since the Reformation figure frequently in discussions of the relationship between the state and church in Denmark.