Faith Based Employers Vs. Americans with Disabilities Act

The Atlantic Church, State, and the Americans With Disabilities Act by Wendy Kaminer "Religious organizations enjoy essential and generally uncontested immunity from anti-discrimination laws in hiring and firing clergy according to religious doctrine [...] But the scope of this exemption from employment laws, known as the "ministerial exception," is hotly contested. Does it automatically apply to employees other than clergy -- to parochial school teachers or administrators and others that … [Read more...]

Peter Dinklage Wins Emmy for Portrayal of Character with Dwarfism in a Polytheistic Fantasy World

One of the most detailed and intriguing fantasy worlds I have ever journeyed to was created by George R. R. Martin. A Song of Ice and Fire series covers an entire world from the cold harsh iced lands of the north to the hot sands of the southwest across the sea. The cultures and religions are as varied as the landscape. In Westeros, there are those who believe in the Old Gods, those portrayed by carved faces in ancient trees, and the new, with more human looks and attributes. One of the main … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, information, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you.New York City was Unprepared to Shelter the DisabledCenter for Independence of the Disabled, New York's (CIDNY) reported that shelters opened in response to hurricane Irene were not accessible. Susan Dooah, CIDNY executive director, inspected shelters for … [Read more...]

Cherish Even the Normal Days

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.By Listry at Defenders of Lady Gaia Facebook PageThe past month has been very … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, information, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you.Entertainment and EducationAt the Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC)’s Annual Convention this past weekend there was a special educational edition release of the award winning documentary Monica & David."MONICA & DAVID explores the marriage of two a … [Read more...]

Interview with Author and Radio Host Deirdre Hebert about Recovery (Part 2)

This is part two of an interview with author and radio Host Deirdre Hebert You can read part one here.Deirdre “Dee” Hebert hosts the radio show PaganFM! which broadcasts live on WSCA 106.1 Portsmouth, New Hampshire and on-line at portsmouthcommunityradio.org Thursdays from 10 pm - Midnight Eastern. Her new book is The Pagan in Recovery: The Twelve Steps From a Pagan Perspective.Dee would like to make the book available to those in need who can not afford a copy at this time. You can request … [Read more...]

Interview with Author and Radio Host Deirdre Hebert about Addiction Recovery (Part 1)

Deirdre “Dee” Hebert hosts the radio show PaganFM! which broadcasts live on WSCA 106.1 Portsmouth, New Hampshire and on-line at portsmouthcommunityradio.org Thursdays from 10 pm - Midnight Eastern. Her new book is The Pagan in Recovery: The Twelve Steps From a Pagan Perspective.Dee would like to make the book available to those in need who can not afford a copy at this time. You can request a copy by emailing her or contact Dee to get information on making donations to help her offset the cos … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, information, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you.Coming up at the Staff of Asclepius: Interview with PaganFM! host and author Deirdre (Dee) Hebert about her new book The Pagan in Recovery: The Twelve Steps From a Pagan Perspective.In other news:The New Existentialists "Amy Winehouse, Addiction, and the … [Read more...]

The Science and Religion of Gaia

IMAGE: The planet Earth as viewed from space. Wikimedia Commons Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.Ode to Gaia by E. W. RichardsonI woke to soft mists over the river, A chilled, liquid, world where dew falls as rain From the trees in muted musical notes And the air is faintly luminescent… A surreal place of contrasts and shadows In pastel hues applied with a soft brush.I kneel beside last night’s campfire and brush Away ash, which settles on the river… A fine, whi … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, information, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you.SpiritualitySally Kemp writes the Patheos blog Meditation for Life. Her post "The Open-Eyed Mediation of Delight" discusses practicing acceptance and awareness of delight and satisfaction."You might try this at a party or some other social gathering—giving … [Read more...]


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