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NorenH

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Yep, Sweden recognize Scientology as a registered community of faith. Just like the Missionary Church of Kopimism. Not sure if Sweden have an official position on what constitutes a Religion though.

This does not mean a community of faith are allowed to perform marriages or get any benefits except their name is protected and that they might get help from the government to collect their membership fee.
You can read more how to apply and what it entitles here:
https://www.kammarkollegiet.se/en/registration-religious-communities

Scientology are not getting any grants from the government as far as I can see however:
http://www.myndighetensst.se/om-oss/regelverk/forordning-om-statsbidrag-till-trossamfund.html

Neither do I think they get any specific tax-deductions.

Unfortunately I could not find a official list of registered communities of faith in Sweden, but it is really easy to do and gives no real benefits except for protection of the name.







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