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Religion, State and I

Some people fold their hands when praying. Others do not pray at all. Here we share personal stories from young people on the relationship between Religion, State and I to show the diversity of Europe. How important is religion in your daily life or in your country’s public life?

My grandmother wearing the dress she knitted to fulfil her promise. Photo: Private

Stitching Tradition: A Piece of Spanish History in my Grandmother’s Dress

For almost four decades, Francoism defined how to believe and behave. María from Spain remembers her grandmother, who only dressed freely after Democracy arrived...

Is Yoga a Sin? Young Greeks and Eastern Orthodox Christianity

An overwhelming majority of Greeks considers religion as important - but what about the young population? Anna and Maria about the role of the church, LGBTQ+ and identity of young Greeks in 2021.

Between Jewish Traditions and Liberal Democracy: The Israeli Dilemma

Tzivia from Israel shares her perspective on the triangular relationship between society, institutionalized religion and personal belief in Israel and the tensions between a modern liberal democracy and religious traditi... (more)

Churches in Germany: From Absence to Presence?

Germany is not a religious state. It does not have a state religion or state church. The number of registered church member is declining year by year. But which role do the churches play in public discussions? What does ... (more)