“Pagans Beating the Pope to the Punch”: 5,000 Pagans take a stand for the Earth

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Five thousand people have already signed “A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment” from 67 countries so far!  That just in the 5 weeks since the statement was published  at ecopagan.com on the Spring Equinox.  That’s half-way to to the goal of 10,000 signatures by Summer Solstice (or Winter Solstice if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere — and plenty of the signatories are). [Read More...]

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

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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

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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...]

We are the Earth … aren’t we? (The power of the preposition)

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The purpose of the Pagan Community Statement on the Environment is not to create some kind of Pagan Creed, but to make a statement about what being Pagan means for our relationship to the Earth and to offer our unique perspective on the causes of the environmental disaster we are facing. Which phrasing better accomplishes that purpose? “We are the Earth, the Earth is us.” OR “We are of the Earth, and the Earth is part of us.”? [Read more...]

Branches of the Deep Ecology Tree: Ecofeminism: Reuniting the masculine and nature

Ecofeminism is a part of the broader feminist spirituality movement, which emerged with “second-wave feminism” in the late 1960s and early 1970s, as some consciousness-raising groups developed into feminist spirituality groups. What ecofeminism adds to this discussion is the idea that the oppression of women and the abuse of the environment are related phenomena, both arising from patriarchal power structures of hierarchy and domination. [Read more...]

Branches of the Deep Ecology Tree: The Gaia Theory: Reuniting our bodies and nature

The Gaia Theory calls into question many deeply ingrained scientific and cultural assumptions and challenges us to perceive our world in a new way. The Gaia Theory also illustrates how we are radically interconnected with all other livings beings on the planet, human and other, as well as with the non-living elements of the Earth. We humans carry on our lives seemingly independently of Gaia, but yet we exist within a larger living entity on which we depend for our lives. [Read more...]


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