It is still unclear when the so-called phenomenon of Moroccans converting to Christianity began to come out of the closet. There is no official statistic available on the number of Christian converts in Morocco even though the US State Department estimates the number to be between 2,000 and 6,000. More importantly, it is difficult to identify the reasons that drive them to convert in the first place.
Right to choose one’s faith
Moroccan Prime Minister Abderrahmane Youssoufi and US ambassador to Morocco Margaret Tutwiler attend an ecumenical service bringing together Morocco’s Muslims, Jews and Christians 16 September 2001 at the cathedral of Rabat in memory of the victims of the 11 September attack in US. (AFP)