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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)

Abortion in Ireland: The Upcoming Referendum

Pro-Choice or Pro-Life? This divisive question concerning women’s reproductive rights is taking centre-stage in Europe: In March 2018, ten thousands took to the streets in Poland protesting against the toughening of the ... (more)

Food and Faith: Practising religion during the Summit

Going to the synagogue three times a day, praying with a branch of a palm tree and eating kosher food. Orthodox Judaism demands many rules to be obeyed. Shahar from Israel, an orthodox Jew himself, explains how he manage... (more)

Divide and Rule

Setting up state systems based on ethnicity or race can have positive effects argued Martin on the example of Singapore. However, dividing a people accordingly can have severe consequences for the social cohesion too, af... (more)

What can we Learn from Singapore? Lessons on Multiculturalism

A state system based on the classification of race actually works? Martin from Bulgaria studied for one year in multicultural Singapore and discovered the key to its social cohesion. Find out how the country benefits fro... (more)