Region

Europe

The Refugee Converts

Visiting a German church filled with Iranian and Afghan asylum seekers, all supposed converts to Christianity.

June 12, 2015

They Are Here Because You Were There

Daniella Zalcman

For at-risk LGBT asylum seekers from former British protectorates, the UK is an ideal and obvious destination. But what happens when the British government won't allow them to stay?

April 13, 2015

Poland: Coal’s Deadly Toll

Beth Gardiner

Poland gets 90 percent of its power and much of its heat by burning coal, one of the dirtiest of fuels. The consequences for Poles' health are severe, and one polluted city is now pushing back

December 05, 2014

A War’s Diaspora: Syrian Refugees in a Troubled Europe

Joanna Kakissis, Holly Pickett

Thousands of displaced Syrians have made treacherous journeys across land and sea to the safe haven of Europe. But many here don’t want them. How are the new immigrants adapting and adjusting?

November 10, 2014

Health and Obesity in the UK

Jamie Walsh

Half the population of the United Kingdom may be obese by 2050. What are the causes and what is being done?

October 03, 2014

The Black Sea: An Environmental Crisis

Dimiter Kenarov

The Black Sea region has become the focus of heated geopolitical contention, but local environmental issues remain underreported and poorly understood.

September 12, 2014

Venetian Artisanship and Climate Change

Robert Eric Shoemaker

Robert Eric Shoemaker presents a multimedia excavation of the artisans of Venice through the lens of climate change: a conversation between art and science.

August 25, 2014

France: The Integration of the Roma

Jalesa Tucker

To escape poverty and social exclusion in their countries of origin, many Roma seek refuge in France. Often they face the same discrimination in their new home.

June 30, 2014

The Catholic Church and the Modern Era

Molly K. Dutmers

The Catholic Church stands at a crossroads—church attendance in Europe has decreased and the millennial generation is becoming detached. Can Pope Francis and the Church adapt to the modern era?

June 25, 2014

Do Bans on Buying Sex Work?

Michelle Goldberg

There’s a growing push in Europe to criminalize the buying but not the selling of sex. Advocates say such laws curb trafficking. Opponents say they hurt prostitutes. Who's right?

Roma Project: Numbered Streets

Photographs from the “Numbered Streets” settlement in Hungary, where residents are facing forced relocation.