Original Title: From Canada to Norway: A multicultural journey through Mormonism, Islam, and the European perspective, with Claudia.
In this first installment of Mormon Stories Europe, Henning Müller of Mormon Stories Germany interviews Canadian-born Claudia about her multi-ethnic heritage, emigration to Norway, and Mormon faith transition.
Claudia and Henning examine the following topics in this three-part series:
Claudia’s upbringing and how Claudia’s family became members of the LDS Church.
How Claudia, growing up as a young “tom-boy,” was affected by Mormonism’s teachings on gender roles, and how it contributed to her struggles with anxiety and depression.
Claudia’s opening the “Pandora’s Box” of uncorrelated Mormon History, the question of homosexuality, and American Mormon politics.
Claudia’s positive and negative experiences working with asylum seekers in Norway.
The cultural similarities between Muslims and Mormons and the stark similarities in rhetoric employed by conservative LDS leaders and radical Islamists with regards to the role of women.
Why the European Mormon perspective is unique and important, our hopes for attracting more European voices and establishing a bridge of discourse between a European and North American audience.