Global Eco-Paganism: Czech Republic

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It is not about us taking care of the Planet which is somehow ours like a garden property outside our house. We are the very Planet. And we need to save ourselves and stop ignoring the facts. The waste, the toxic substances, the pollution, the greenhouse gases: they won’t go away because we pretend they don’t exist. Of all the bad things, ignorance is the worst, I believe. It is ignorance that we need to get rid of. Now. Before it’s too late for us. [Read more...]

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“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...]

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Ha, Jon Stewart! Pagans can organize!

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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...]

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Arbor Day: Earth Day for Procrastinators

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If Earth Day snuck up on you or passed you by (it was Wednesday), don’t feel bad. It happens to a lot of people, even people who care deeply about the environment. If this is you, not to worry, because today is Arbor Day. It’s like Earth Day for procrastinators. Here are five things you can do today if you missed Earth Day. [Read more...]

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Putting Marx in his place: Why we need a change in spirit as much as a change in economics

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Working toward a shift in consciousness is not sufficient by itself. But likewise, neither do I believe that changing our economic system will be sufficient by itself. A socialist economic system can be destructive to the ecosystem too, if there is not a corresponding change in consciousness. We must work toward change at all of these levels simultaneously. [Read more...]

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The Pagan Slur: Do we hurt the environmental movement by association?

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It is probable that the people who are slurring environmentalism by association with “paganism” are already convinced that environmentalism is a bad thing, and the association with “paganism” is a post hoc rationalization. But what about more liberal Christians, who might be sympathetic to earth stewardship, but would be put off by associations with contemporary Paganism? Do we scare away more people from the environmental movement than we bring to it? Is the net effect of our association with the environmental movement negative? Do we care? [Read more...]

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