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  • Poland: Don't call us Pagans

    By on Aug. 16, 2017

    More and more Poles are choosing to explore their country’s pre-Christian religions. Deep in the Slavic woods you can find respect for ancestors and nature. But beware: you might run into some right-wing lunacy and archaic views on women while you’re there.

  • Meet My Hood: Montmartre, Paris

    By on Aug. 8, 2017

    Montmartre is fighting hard to prove that it is more than just a tourist attraction. Despite the intense gentrification and millions of visitors, inhabitants seem generally content with their district. What is their secret recipe? A little bit of history, a spoonful of provincial atmosphere, a solid dose of art and a pinch of mystery.

  • Cyprus: Twelve gods and a man

    By on Aug. 9, 2017

    Monotheism may still reign in Cyprus, but that isn't the case for Limpia. Here, polytheistic Cypriots gather to worship Dionysus. Between sacrifices, the Golden Dawn party and Zeus, this small village has a lot of thunder. 

  • Hillsong Church: Between heaven and hell

    The priests have tattoos, the sermons are accessible via an app, and believers are more like followers on Twitter. The Hillsong Church has become a global phenomenon thanks to music, and is both popular and controversial at the same time. It is thanks to this new credo that many have reached stardom, not unlike the musician Marco Geraci. 

  • Meet My Hood: Neukölln, Berlin

    Locals often say that "Neukölln is not like it used to be." But this Berlin neighbourhood remains one of the most diverse and lively areas in the city, and is not going to let its reputation as "Berlin's hippest place" go to waste. 

  • Jediism: Caught between the dark side and the light

    By on July 26, 2017

    It all started in 2001 when 390 000 people decided to challenge the religious census in England in Wales by declaring themselves as jedis. 16 years later the Church of Jediism, spearheaded by Daniel Morgan Jones, is fighting to be recognised as an official religious organisation, despite facing resistance from public bodies in the UK. 

  • The Indian guru seducing Europe's youth

    By on July 12, 2017

    Starting the 15 July 2017, around 300 young Europeans will gather in Germany to focus on the theme “educate, cultivate, participate”. The one thing they have in common: they are all members of the European network of Amrita Youth for Unity, Diversity and Harmony (AYUDH), the youth branch for followers of the Indian guru Amma. Through meditation, lectures and sports, all roads lead to wisdom.

  • Voglio Credere Così: Alternative spirituality

    By on July 3, 2017

    [EDITORIAL] Europe may be losing its religion, but we decided to explore what's left of it. Our newest project Voglio Credere Così dives into the world of alternative spirituality and religion around the continent. What is the new opium of young Europeans? 

  • Tarot: Journey through the hands of a fortune-teller

    By on July 19, 2017


    Tarot cards have been around for centuries in Europe and are still largely popular, even when it comes to the continent's younger population. Modern adaptations hint that we are still somewhat dependent on their soothsaying. But what is it like to have your fortune read, and is there any truth in it?

  • Offshore web or the master class from Serhii Rybalka

    By on June 12, 2017

    Financial and trade manipulation: Head of the parliamentary committee on finance and banking policy, people's deputy of Ukraine Serhiy Rybalko, the results of journalistic research UNN in cooperation with colleagues from the European Journalists Association, uses schemes of money laundering and tax evasion, and also violates the trade legislation.