The On Being Project

Shweta Saraswat
Shweta Saraswat

is a multimedia journalist and Annenberg Fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC. She currently works as supervising producer of the newsmagazine show Impact.

The Snakes are Still in Ireland: Pagans, Shamans, and Modern Druids in a Catholic World

by Shweta Saraswat

In Ireland, former Catholics are rediscovering their religious beliefs and Irish heritage in pre-Christian spirituality. Shweta Saraswat and Tricia Tongco’s story on the reemerging presence of Pagan spirituality in Dublin.

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The Snakes are Still in Ireland: Pagans, Shamans, and Modern Druids in a Catholic World

Aztlan, Anew: U.S. Latinos Leave Catholic Church to Seek Ancestral Heritage

by Shweta Saraswat

Catholic Latinos are not only turning to evangelical and Pentecostal churches. Shweta Saraswat on those who are learning the spiritual practices of their indigenous ancestors such as the Aztecs, and those who are trying to do both.

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Aztlan, Anew: U.S. Latinos Leave Catholic Church to Seek Ancestral Heritage

Folk Saint Santa Muerte Is Alive and Well in L.A. — Death, Devotion, and the DEA

by Shweta Saraswat

The so-called patron saint of the Mexican drug war finds a different breed of followers on the other side of the border.

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Folk Saint Santa Muerte Is Alive and Well in L.A. — Death, Devotion, and the DEA