Paganism

Supreme Court Brief Filed on Behalf of Hindu Americans in Public Prayer Case

June 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NRIPulse

http://www.nripulse.com/CityNews_FL_SC.html

Less than a year after becoming the first Hindu American group to file an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief with the United States Supreme Court, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) continued its legal campaign with another brief in support of a petition for writ of certiorari. The case, Simpson v. Chesterfield County, involves legislative prayer. While the HAF’s...

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Pagan Symbols on Fence Must Go, City Insists

June 10, 2008

Author: Melissa Walker

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080610/NEWS/806100380/-1/LIFE04

Robert Frost once said "good fences make good neighbors."

Apparently not when the fence is used to express religious beliefs.

A Des Moines couple say city officials have attacked their pagan religion and their civil rights after a complaint...

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Pagans Push for Change at Berkeley Festival

May 10, 2008

Author: Kamika Dunlap

Source: Inside Bay Area

http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_9217445

People from all walks of life joined in the fun Saturday at the 7th Annual Pagan Festival and Parade.

It was a showing of acceptance and celebration across all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations and faith traditions at the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park. The event, organized by the Pagan Alliance, brought out a large crowd under this year's theme, "We...

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Newer Scouting Group Serves 'Wise Ones', Mother Earth

May 5, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Red Orbit/The Fresno Bee

http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1371484/newer_scouting_group_serves_wise_ones_mother_earth/

In two years, the Boys Scouts of America celebrates 100 years of service. Meanwhile, a lesser-known organization, SpiralScouts, an alternative to mainstream scouting programs, is only 9 years old.

According to its Web site, www.spiralscouts.org, the...

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Pagan Weddings Attract More Than a Cult Following

May 3, 2008

Author: LISA CUPIDO

Source: Columbia News Service/The Modesto Bee

http://www.modbee.com/life/faithvalues/story/287826.html

On the morning of Anna-Jeannine Kemper's wedding, she, like many brides, will fasten the corset of her lace and taffeta ballroom gown, pick up her silk pink orchid and rose bouquet, and re-count her Champagne flute favors.

But while some brides pace nervously before the ceremony, Kemper, 25,will be busy blessing...

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Immigration, Pluralism Bring New Faiths to Fox Valley

March 30, 2008

Source: Courier News

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/lifestyles/866504,3_5_EL30_FAITH_S1.article

The building retains its classically American-Protestant design outside, right up to the steeple pointing heavenward. Inside, the pews have been removed to accommodate Eastern worshippers, and the former pulpit focal point has given way to a 6-foot-tall white marble statue of Sai Baba.

This is the Shirdi Sai Temple, a...

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Plea for 'Witches' to be Pardoned

February 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/tayside_and_central/7268111.stm

Campaigners have submitted a petition to the Scottish Parliament calling for the last woman convicted under the Witchcraft Act to be pardoned.

Helen Duncan spent nine months in Holloway prison after being found guilty at a trial in 1944.

She had told a séance a warship had sunk before the news...

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Church Warns Pagan Holiday Spells Trouble

January 27, 2008

Author: Marc Horne

Source: Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Church-warns-pagan-holiday-spells.3715397.jp

WITCHES, heathens, druids and wiccans from across the UK are set to spend a spell in a tiny north-east community.

The Pagan Federation is planning to hold its first summer camp in Inchberry near Fochabers. The three-day event, scheduled for July, will be a celebration of the ancient religion which is...

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In Livingston, Hearing Set on Anti-Soothsaying Law

January 25, 2008

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.nola.com/newsflash/index.ssf?/base/news-36/1201268965239690.xml&storylist=louisiana

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — The Livingston Parish Council has decided to hold a public hearing in February on whether it should repeal its anti-soothsaying ordinance.

Council attorney Blayne Honeycutt has recommended the council repeal the parish's fortunetelling ordinance, which has been challenged...

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Wicker Man to Burn at Festival

January 22, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Dorset Daily Echo

http://www.thisisdorset.net/display.var.1982865.0.wicker_man_to_burn_at_festival.php

DRUIDS and witches in Dorset are to hold a large pagan gathering near Weymouth to celebrate the festival of Beltane.

The three-day gathering for several hundred people, at a location near Portesham, will take place from May 2 to May 4 - and the highlight will be a fire ritual,...

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Witch School International Names First Board of Directors, Faces Major Challenges

January 22, 2008

Source: Press Release Newswire

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/01/prweb640461.htm

Becoming a global education company is difficult enough, but it's a lot harder when you are teaching Wicca and Witchcraft. Yet no matter how difficult, Witch School International is focused on doing just that. To accomplish their goals they name their first Board of Directors to focus the company on the future.

Rossville, IL (PRWEB) January 22, 2008 -- In the battle for religious...

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Selena Fox to Speak on Pagan Freedoms Rising

January 15, 2008

Source: Pagan News Media

Selena Fox, High Priestess of Circle Sanctuary and Executive Director of the Lady Liberty League, will be speaking on Pagan Freedoms Rising this coming weekend, January 18-21, 2008 in Maryland.

In her presentation, Selena will talk about the successes and challenges of working for equal rights for Pagans in America over the past thirty years, including last year's Veteran Pentacle Quest victory, and also will share some strategies for present and future efforts. She will talk about the defeat of federal anti-Pagan legislation (...

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