mental health

What Happens to Your Brain When You Stop Believing in God

It's like going off a drug.
Caroline Beaton
true crime

Why Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Is So Hard to Stop

The latest horrific report came from Pennsylvania, but it won't be the last one, thanks in part to an insane lobby standing in the way.
Allie Conti

Inside the 'Church' Devoted to Maradona

Diego Armando Maradona is one of the best football players of all time. And for many fans, he’s a god.
VICE Staff

The Terrible Tales of a Lizard-Smoking, Blood-Drinking Satanic Cult in Aligarh

In a town with a reputation for religiousness, a group of Satan worshippers are among the faithful.
Zeyad Masroor Khan

Christian Wife Swappers Talk Kink and Christ

"People have the right to judge, but that’s them, that’s not god."
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria

People Like Billy Graham Are Why I Quit Christianity

I grew up in awe of Graham, just like every other Southerner I knew. But I no longer believe in elevating the feelings of white people bothered more by protest than injustice.
Issac J. Bailey
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Vatican Needs Way More Exorcists to Deal with All the Reports of Demons

So the church is launching a weeklong intensive course to train priests in the art.
River Donaghey
first date

I Went On a Really Creepy First Date with Lynn Gunn from PVRIS

How’re haunted church ruins and a Victorian operating theatre for romance?
Hannah Ewens
10 Questions

10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Nun

"Abstinence is our gift to God. I made this decision for my life, so if I masturbated, I would be very disappointed in myself."
Niclas Seydack

I Joined the London Branch of Justin Bieber's Church

Hillsong Church is attracting an increasing number of celebrities, but the organisation has mixed messages about LGBT+ people and its founder is a committed Trump supporter.
Sophie Wilkinson

The Future Is Having Your Funeral Livestreamed

More and more funeral homes and crematoriums are beginning to offer livestreaming services for friends and family who can't make it on the day.
Hannah Ewens

This Church Is Brewing Beer in the Crypt

St. Mary’s Church in North West London brewed its first commercial beer last autumn, and uses the profits to fund youth work. “I’d seen the growth of craft beer,” says church warden Steve Reynolds. “We just thought it’d be funny if we put a little...
Luke Slater