Securing Our Future

Politics can work to the benefit of the Pagan Community when we help to elect representatives who support religious tolerance and religious diversity. [Read more…]

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Taking The Plunge

So, you’ve decided that you can afford the risks of being openly Pagan and you still want to enter the world of interfaith work. Where do you go next?

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Interfaith is a Two-way Street

I choose to act as a member of Women of Faith because I know that the same thing that my Muslim neighbors are experiencing now could happen to any of us. There could be a brick through my window as easily as Safaa’s and the best protection we all have is the light of understanding. [Read more…]

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To Those Who Say Interfaith is a Waste of Time

When I hear many people talk about “interfaith” work it seems that their understanding of the topic is confined to the idea that it involves trying to teach each other about our different religious beliefs in hopes that we can convince each other that we aren’t strange and scary. It is this limited understanding which, [Read More…]

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The Spirit of the Season

Midwinter celebrations have been a part of human life for thousands of years, well back into pre-history. The ability to hold multiple meanings for our seasonal celebrations is not a finite thing where my celebration takes away from another. Our ability to find spiritually meaningful ways to mark the winter holidays is infinite. [Read more…]

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Hometown Pilgrimage – 2014

Every year the Interfaith Mission Service (IMS) here in Huntsville sponsors a Hometown Pilgrimage with the express purpose of celebrating and embracing the religious diversity of the City of Huntsville. This year’s Hometown Pilgrimage is co-sponsored by the University of Alabama-Huntsville Office of Diversity and the City of Huntsville’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. The Hometown [Read More…]

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A 2000-Year Journey in Interfaith

I have just returned from my annual vacation in Pennsylvania where my husband and I attend Pennsic War, the world’s largest medieval re-enactment event, attended this year by nearly 11,000 people. The event is a modern culmination of a 2000-year journey filled with religious warfare, hatred, and genocide based solely on disagreements over whose religion was “true” and which was “false.” [Read more…]

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Here I Stand!

My husband and I looked in our hearts and we decided that we are called upon by our Gods to speak out, not just for ourselves, but to preserve the Constitutional rights of all Americans. We don’t know where our stance will take us, but we are in this fight now, and we will not give up until it is over. Our Gods will accept no less. [Read more…]

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