A Guide to Politics at Patheos Pagan

If you are writing a blog here at Patheos, you are a Pagan leader, whether you like it or not. You have been given a platform, and consequently, you have a responsibility to others in our community. We must speak out. By all means, write about the gods and write about magic. But also write about what the gods and magic mean in the context of today’s political reality. [Read more…]

A Pagan Dad Goes to Washington: 10 Things the Women’s March Accomplished

This past weekend, my family and I joined a half million people in Washington, D.C. for the Women’s March. I was there first and foremost for my daughter. I wanted her to see the power that women can manifest. And I wanted her to see men supporting women who were manifesting that power. I wanted her to see what democracy looks like — and what better place than in Washington D.C.?! [Read more…]

Call to Chicago Area Pagans: Come to Hammond on Jan. 13th

There are thousands of Pagans in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana region. We Pagans have the responsibility to speak out at this critical juncture in history. Join us on Friday January 13 at 9am at the Lake Superior Court (232 Russell St.) in Hammond, Indiana. [Read more…]

Pagans, Stop Being So Silly!

Paganism is more than a fashion statement. We have a deeper wisdom to share with the world. And we need to ask ourselves whether the costumes are helping or hurting that deeper purpose. [Read more…]

Red Bird at Standing Rock: A Thanksgiving Message

The Dakota Access Pipeline is both a physical manifestation of colonization, as well as a spiritual symbol of the colonization of our minds and hearts by capitalism and white supremacy. [Read more…]

Don’t Be Afraid. Be Loud!

Yesterday, marched with thousands of people through the streets of Chicago, chanting “Love Trumps Hate”. I saw a little Latina girl, maybe 8 years old, carrying a sign which read:

“Mr. Trump. I won’t be afraid. I’ll be loud!!!”
I can’t think of any better words to close with today: Don’t mourn. Fight like hell! Don’t be afraid. Be loud!Yesterday, marched with thousands of people through the streets of Chicago, chanting “Love Trumps Hate”. I saw a little Latina girl, maybe 8 years old, carrying a sign which read: “Mr. Trump. I won’t be afraid. I’ll be loud!!!” I can’t think of any better words to close with today: Don’t mourn. Fight like hell! Don’t be afraid. Be loud! [Read more…]