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.
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.
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.
Barley, water, hop and yeast. Four elements, an ancestral formula and a history of quite some years of drunkenness produce one of most ancient spirits in the world. Fortunately, the discovery of beer was not a magic trick nor the consequence of a divine intervention. Its extraction comes from a biochemical reaction of a fungus.
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.
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?
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.
Antoine, 24, has been a volunteer for 'Solidarité Sida' (meaning solidarity for AIDS) for five years. Every year, he participates at one of the biggest music festivals in France organised by the association: Solidays. This young student told Cafébabel about his daily activities, the reason why he became a volunteer and why it's still so important to fight for AIDS today.