Over 50 percent of Russians believe in the supernatural and miracles. The boom in dubious medical practices has gained pace since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Today, there are more faith healers than physicians in the country.
In 2013, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians took to the streets demanding an independent judiciary and an end to corruption. Since then, some progress has been made, but activists say much more work lies ahead.
Pentecostal churches are wildly popular in Nigeria — and increasingly rich, as they run thriving businesses empires on the side. Critics say they exploit people's faith.
Turkey's Education Ministry has sparked concern with its move to remake learning materials for students. Researchers found that new textbooks diminish women's role in the workforce and emphasize religion.
As a rift between the Eastern Orthodox Church's Ukrainian and Russian branches deepens, Dr Ralph Lee, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge contributed to DW's review of the church's history and beliefs.
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