The Draft Pagan Community Statement on the Environment is available for public comment

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I am very pleased to announce that the DRAFT Pagan Community Statement on the Environment is available for a period of public comment.  The public comment period will be open until April 21, 2015.  Share your comments at ecopagan.com. The Statement will be published in its final form on Earth Day, April 22, 2015, when it will be made [Read More...]

Church is no substitute for religion, Part 3: Why we need Pagan shrines not “temples”

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It’s somewhat surprising, given the degree of theological and ritual innovation in the Pagan community, that we don’t think very far outside the box when it comes to places of worship. We Pagans might benefit from shifting from church/community center model to a shrine model of public religiosity. Here are 3 ways Pagans can offer the experience of “churchless religion” to people. [Read more...]

Bowing before the personified impersonal: Prayer for an atheist Pagan

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Ever since leaving my Christian religion of origin, I have refused to kneel when I pray. This sign of submission still had power for me, even 15 years after I stopped believing in a God who demands submission. But last week, I was literally driven to my knees. [Read more...]

I cried the day Obama was elected (but not for the reason I thought)

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The PantyCon mock-up wasn’t describing a real workshop at Pantheacon, but it was describing a real event! One that happens all the time, everywhere. In happens in the minds of white people. It happens in social spaces shared with people of color. And it happens in physical reality. [Read more...]

See you at Pantheacon!

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I am honored to be on two panels at Pantheacon this year, one official and one “off the books”. The first is the Patheos Pagan Bloggers panel entitled “The Good, The Bad, & The Blogging”.  It’s first thing on Friday, at 1:30 p.m., right after the opening ritual.  I will be sharing the panel with [Read More...]

What Pagans can teach the Mormon church about repentance

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In the Mormon church and in the Covenant of the Goddess, I see similar evidence of what might be called “apostasy”, in the form of institutional blindness to privilege (whether it be white privilege or hetero privilege) — but there is a critical difference in the respective responses of these two organizations. Ironically, it was the Pagan organization that was more willing to “repent” and move toward real “restoration”. It was the Pagan organization that at least tried to embody the nominally “Christian” principles which the Mormon church has hypocritically eschewed. [Read more...]


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