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Conversion: From Church to Club

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The current Newsweek International asks what should become of old, out-of-work churches and cathedrals. In France and Germany, governments set aside cash to keep up our favorite steeples. In England and the Czech Republic, however, many churches currently face a choice between demolition and conversion.

So what’s a monk to do?

St. Mary’s in Dublin now hosts a high-end restaurant. Madonna has been known to vogue it up at Paradiso in Amsterdam. And the 12th-century St. Michael’s in Prague runs nightly strip shows and raves.

Clearly, religious ecstasy comes in a range of forms.

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Meredith Franco Meyers

About the author: Meredith earned an MFA in fiction writing at The New School in New York City. Her feature stories and articles have appeared in Ladies' Home Journal, American Baby, Self, Bridal Guide, Time Out New York, Fitness and more. She joined EuroCheapo in summer 2007.

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Emily says:

I love the idea of converting old into new and chic. God would love it too. . .

The acoustics are perfect for drum and bass or techno and the pews are ready made booths for a dignified plate of fusion. Would love your recommendations!

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