Selena Fox Featured in Wisconsin Public Television Documentary

Selena Fox, founder and co-executive director of Circle Sanctuary, an international Nature Spirituality resource center based in southwestern Wisconsin, will be appearing in an upcoming documentary about the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway entitled "Rhythm of the River." httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4YUZwAmOAU"Explore the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway, a unique slice of our state that flourishes under a public/private land management plan." Fox appears in a segment dedicated to spiritual dimensions of the river, and part of a public ceremony facilitated by Fox and members of Circle Sanctuary will be featured. "Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary was among those appearing in the in … [Read more...]

Pagans: Now With Actual Holidays

Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee has added four Pagan holidays to its calendar, meaning an excused absence can be obtained by students for religious observances. A local-interest story on the adoption of these holidays in the Tennessean has since been picked up by USA Today and the Associated Press.The Vanderbilt policy says students must be excused from classes and other academic activities on days when their religious traditions put restrictions on labor or forbid it outright, like Eid al Fitr for Muslims and Yom Kippur for Jews. It says professors, department chairs or deans can decide if absences will be excused for religious days that are not “work-restricted,” inclu … [Read more...]

Pagan War Widow’s Truck Vandalized, and other Pagan News of Note

Top Story: A local Nevada television station is reporting that Roberta Stewart, widow of Sgt. Patrick Stewart, had her truck vandalized. The Stewart's were at the heart of a campaign to grant Wiccan soldiers the right to have the pentacle engraved on their military tombstone or marker after ten years of stonewalling by the VA. While the act is attributed to local vandals, the report does explore the possibility that the brick thrown at her truck was connected to anti-Pagan sentiment. But there's another more remote, but more disturbing possibility: Roberta Stewart's very public dispute with the Veteran's Administration following her husband's death. Although the Army recognized Patrick Ste … [Read more...]

Fifth Sacred Thing Film Update and other Pagan News of Note

Top Story: The planned movie adaptation of Starhawk's novel “The Fifth Sacred Thing,” has officially launched its Kickstarter fundraising campaign (complete with fundraising pitch video featuring Starhawk). They are looking to raise $60,000 dollars in 60 days. There has been just over $10,000 dollars pledged in the first two days. The money will be used to make a professional pitch video to the major film studios.[iframe http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fifthsacredthing/the-fifth-sacred-thing/widget/video.html 480 410]"Now we’re asking for your support.  What will we do with the money?  You’ve seen in the video some of the brilliant artists who inspire us, and who want to work with … [Read more...]