Dan Halloran (Pagan NYC Council Member visits OWS) also a Blind Critic Movie Review

VIDEO: Dan Halloran, New York City Councilman and Pagan, visited with Occupy Wall Street protesters. You can skip ahead 54 seconds. Currently the objective of the Occupy Together movement across North America is to get citizens active in learning about income disparity, the plight of citizens in poverty, and discussing solutions. On October 4th, New York City Council members, Dan Halloran (R) and Ydanis Rodriguez (D) ended up at Occupy Wall Street and held an unplanned discussion. (Capital New York)… Read more

Aligning Pagan Values of Community and Honor with Action

We have forgotten who we are We have sought only our own security We have exploited simply for our own ends We have distorted our knowledge We have abused our power […] We ask for the gift of remembering We ask for the strength to change.” – John Matthews, The Quest for the Green Man The virtue of honor gives us the strength to become capable of living and acting for the long haul, rather than immediate gain. There is… Read more

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 religious employers might describe as important religious functionaries? That question… 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,… 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 Disabled Center 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 evacuation zone A and found doors locked at the end… 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… 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 Education At 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 adults with Down syndrome and the family who strives to support… 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… 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… 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 search for meaning in life” Patheos… Read more