What the New Pew Forum Survey Tells Us About Pagan Religions in U.S. Prisons

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Yesterday the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released the findings of a 50-state survey of prison chaplains. ¬†The survey, which was endorsed by the¬†American Correctional Chaplains Association, interviewed 730 prison chaplains, and has a lot of interesting things to say about religion in the American prison system. At first glance, there are no major bombshell revelations to drive the news cycle, leading to initial headlines like "a lot of religion goes on behind bars." However, if you s … [Read more...]

Filtering and Free Exercise: ACLU vs. Salem Public Library

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In 2002 Nancy Willard, Executive Director of the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use, issued a report that warned of the troubling confluence between content-control software and conservative religious groups.Willard voiced concerns that the relationships between companies providing web-filtering software to public institutions may be "inappropriately preventing students from accessing certain materials based on religious or other inappropriate bias." She went on to note that terms … [Read more...]

9/11: Honor, Remembrance, and Reconciliation

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On this, the tenth anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks on New York and Washington D.C., I feel I have little that I can personally add to what has already been said, and what will no doubt be said today. I've mentioned before that 9/11 acted as a catalyst in my life, that it drove me towards what is now The Wild Hunt, urging me to stop sitting on the sidelines of my faith community and become an active participant. Over the years I have collected Pagan responses to 9/11, from the … [Read more...]


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