Securing Our Future

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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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Interfaith is a Two-way Street

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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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The Hobby Lobby Chills

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I worry that the eventual result of the SCOTUS decision in favor of Hobby Lobby will mean less religious freedom for us all, though probably even less of it for those faith and philosophical communities that remain largely misunderstood within American culture. [Read more...]

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A Thousand Years from Now

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Maybe this reality is a hundred years away, maybe a thousand, but I fully believe that the work we are doing now as interfaith clergy and laity is the foundation upon which future generations can build such thriving cultures that are rich and valuable members of the local and global communities. [Read more...]

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The Global Public Square

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The Global Public Square: Religious Freedom and the Making of a World Safe for Diversity is a book that starts and ends on high notes, but there are some dissonant chords in the middle. The book deals with what the author, Os Guinness, terms soul freedom which is often expanded throughout the book as the freedom of thought, conscience, religion, and belief, as well as a social framework for a civil public square that he states will protect this freedom and help society realize it fully. [Read more...]

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Through the Brambles

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Getting into interfaith work is not easy. Every time I was in front of a news camera or a crowd, saying that I’m a Pagan priestess and that I support religious freedom, I was afraid my eldest daughter would be harassed at school or I’d get a brick through my window. [Read more...]

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