Sanger, Margaret

Margaret Sanger (1879–1966) is widely regarded as the founder of the modern birth control movement. As a nurse and educator, Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, founded Planned Parenthood, and was instrumental in the 1965 Supreme Court case which legalized contraception in the United States (Griswold v. Connecticut).


A priestess is a female leader of a religious community, specially trained and often ordained to service, who leads members of the community in the rituals and practice of shared and individual life. Pagan traditions have many forms of priestesses. The manbos of the Haitian Vodou tradition are also referred to with the English term priestess, as are the iyalochas of the Santería or Lucumi tradition. Ordained female members of the Christian clergy, however, are not called priestesses.


Epicurus (341–270 BCE) was a Greek philosopher who posited that the world was composed of atoms that operated according to a system of natural laws. In his view, if gods did create the universe, they did not continue to engage with it beyond the act of creation. Epicurus emphasized human happiness, or deep satisfaction, fulfillment, and dignity.


A chapel is a place of worship, smaller than the sanctuary of a church or synagogue, or in an institutional setting such as a college or hospital.


A temple is a house of worship, a sacred space housing the deity or central symbol of the tradition. The Temple in Jerusalem was the holy place of the Jewish people until its destruction by the Romans in 70 CE; now the term “temple” is used by the Reform tradition to refer to their places of worship. In the Hindu tradition, temples are laid out according to precise mathematical dimensions and proportions and erected to be the symbolic dwelling or body of the Divine on earth. The image of the deity for whom the temple is built is housed in a smaller sanctuary , the garbha griha (“womb-chamber... Read more about temple


“Queer” is an umbrella term for a wide variety of sexual minorities and their allies, but primarily for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people (GLBT). Because many Pagan groups hold sex-positive and body-affirming values and accept queer and GLBT people as clergy, the Pagans movement has a much larger percentage of sexual minorities than American society at large.