My first post at Gods & Radicals: “Death and Taxes: Real and Artificial Scarcities from an Eco-Psychological Perspective”

“From the time I woke up until I went to bed, there was the fear. It was the fear that there is not enough.” [Read more…]

“Os Pagãos e o Papa Junte-se as Suas Vozes para Salvar o Planeta”

Quando de repente encontrar esses caminhos se cruzam, como eles são, neste momento, talvez possamos reconsiderar se nós – e todos os outros a vida na Terra – seria melhor servido ao enfatizar nossas semelhanças, e não nossas diferenças. [Read more…]

“Pagans and the Pope Join their Voices to Save the Planet”

When Catholics talk about “paganism”, it never seems to me that they are really talking about us, but rather some bogeyman of their own imagining. And perhaps my own image of Catholicism is no more accurate than the Catholic image of Paganism — merely another convenient, but inaccurate “othering”. It can be difficult to see this sometimes, immersed as we are in our distinct paths. But when we suddenly find those paths intersecting, as they are at this moment, perhaps we can reconsider whether we — and all other life on Earth — would be better served by emphasizing our similarities, rather than our differences. [Read more…]

“10,000 Pagans Raise Their Voices For Environmental Action”: Help make this a reality

Help us get 10,000 signatures for “A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment” by Summer Solstice this year (June 21) when the Pope’s environmental encyclical will be published. [Read more…]

More than BNPs: Who has signed “A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment”?

Even more than “Big Name Pagans” like Starhawk, I am excited to see the nearly 2000 other signatories of “A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment”. These are Pagans who share a deep concern for the Earth and feel a religious responsibility to help transform our relationship with the more-than-human world. As cool as it is that Starhawk is number 812, I wondered who the people were who were numbers 811 and 813. So I reached out to them and they graciously granted me short interviews. [Read more…]

Ha, Jon Stewart! Pagans can organize!

I’ve heard “herding cats” analogies more times than I care to count, but the fact is that we can organize. We don’t need to all be of one mind or agreeing on every point in order to speak in harmony. Just as we attune ourselves to nature and the cycles of the Earth, we can “attune” to one another, temporarily setting aside our egos and prioritizing our individual disagreements, when a collective voice is urgently needed, as it is now. And “A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment” is proof of that. [Read more…]