Your goddess is not a fad, but you may wish she was sometimes

The Morrigan is a battle deity. And whatever you believe about her metaphysical nature, her presence is not necessarily a good thing. We associate her with the fight for sovereignty, justice, human dignity, and freedom, but might she not have also been behind our national craze for retribution which followed 9/11? [Read more…]

Global Eco-Paganism: India

“The extinction of species hits hard because, as a child, I looked at some of them in the wild and was looked back on. Now the picture is fading, as species are disappearing.” [Read more…]

Gender Issues at HumanisticPaganism.com

In honor of Malala Yousafzai, the themes for HumanisticPaganism.com the month are individualism, religious tradition, and gender issues. We have a great line up of essays scheduled this month. But there’s still room for more! Send your submissions to humanisticpaganism [at] gmail [dot] com. [Read more…]

I Saw Two Americas Sunday: From a Mormon Church to the Chicago Pride Parade

My 13-year-old daughter turned to me at one point and said, “One day I will tell my kids that I remember when gays and lesbians won the right to be married.” I glowed. It was one of those moments when I really felt like a good parent. [Read more…]

I didn’t think this needed to be said, but apparently it does …

To any person who takes issue with me or the opinions I have expressed here, I encourage them to weigh the importance of such concerns against the importance of taking collective action as Pagans in face of the climate crisis. [Read more…]

“Seeing of ourselves in each other”: The Supreme Court redraws the marriage equality map

“Justice grows out of recognition of ourselves in each other.” I believe this. And that is why I think the most important part of yesterday’s Supreme Court decision was not the legal analysis, but the stories of the people whose lives are most affected by this decision. [Read more…]