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The Local's religion in Sweden interview series

Ann Törnkvist · 25 Apr 2014, 11:53

Published: 25 Apr 2014 11:53 GMT+02:00

Teen Muslim convert defies atheist parents

In the first of a series of interviews with religious converts in Sweden, The Local speaks with Jenny, 20, about choosing Islam, feeling like a coward, and why she didn't invite her parents to the most important event of her life. 

Bible-belt Buddhist no "zen superhero"

Raised with evening prayers, Martin became a vegetarian atheist before finding Buddhism. The most common misconception? That he's a monk, or that he has "tricks to not feeling bad".

Swedish prejudice baffles Catholic convert

Former flower-power commune resident Rebecka tells The Local how a near-death experience propelled her into the arms of monks, and why Swedes are taught to distrust Catholics.

Jewish convert fears Sweden Democrat surge

"My mother asked why I'd join a community that is so persecuted," Jewish convert Eva tells The Local in our final article on religious choice in Sweden.

Ann Törnkvist (ann.tornkvist@thelocal.com)

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