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Ramadan, snacks

The end of Ramadan means the end to a month of fasting for Muslims everywhere. For the swissinfo.ch podcast, a Tunesian coworker told me what it was like to observe Ramadan in Switzerland.

Meanwhile, it seems that the Swiss are consuming less alcohol. I asked some federal experts to weigh in on some possible reasons for this.

Click here to listen to A measured drop in sipping.

For more details on the alcohol story, click here to read Swiss alcohol consumption declines.

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Saint Jost's Chapel in Dottenberg near Lucerne

The role of organized religion in Switzerland is an increasingly small one, according to a publically funded study.

Through hundreds of questionnaires as well as dozens of in-depth interviews with individuals across the country, researchers have found that the Swiss population has distanced itself from organized Christianity as well as traditional spirituality in recent decades.

Read the whole story here:

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss_news/One_in_four_shuns_religion_in_Switzerland.html?cid=29877728

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