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vilsen mellan två världar: en studie om hur syrisk ortodoxa ungdomar upplever religion och religionsundervisning i skolan
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this composition is to investigate Swedish Syriac orthodox youth regarding their views about religious education in schools and religion in general. High school students were interviewed in focus groups about their thoughts about religion and how it affects them on a daily basis. The focus group material was analyzed from inductive approach using a qualitative method. The Syriac-Orthodox youth that were raised in Sweden had difficult to

live between two different cultures. They have to accept the fact that they are standing between two cultures. The students felt a difficulty to practice their religion in Sweden because Sweden has become a secular society, but yet they hold on to the most of the Syriac culture. In addition to that, the students think that religion and Religious education is something that builds them up and make them understand other people’s beliefs. The Religious Education in school gives the students more open thoughts about other religions and cultures and that might lead to more open-minded students with respect to other different people.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
religion, Religious Education, Syriac orthodox youth, school, identity
National Category
Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-213681OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-213681DiVA: diva2:683149
Subject / course
Sociology of Religion
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme
Available from: 2014-01-07 Created: 2014-01-02 Last updated: 2014-01-07Bibliographically approved

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