Which Kind of Notoriety Do You Want? (Wiccan Chaplain Edition)

Canadian Public Safety Minister Vic Toews

Canadian Public Safety Minister Vic Toews does not seem to be a fan of notoriety. Earlier this week Canada's federal corrections agency announced that they were looking to hire a chaplain to service the spiritual needs of Wiccan inmates. Corrections Canada this week put out a request for a proposal for a Wiccan chaplain who will provide about 17 hours of service a month, about an hour less service than the department says it needs for the Jewish faith. [...] "This has been put to … [Read more...]

Why The Covenant of the Goddess is Vital to Wicca’s Future

Sandra L. Harris, M.Div., Pagan Pastoral Counseling

Covenant of the Goddess (COG) is one of the oldest and largest credentialing bodies for Wicca and Witchcraft in the United States. Originally founded in 1975 by 13 original member covens, the organization today boasts 121 member covens and a growing number of solitary members. The work of COG is done by a national board of directors, and fourteen regional local councils that engage in much of the grassroots organizing and direct activism in service of Wiccan rights. For example, it was the … [Read more...]

The Action Plan to Stop Christian Witchcraft-Related Child Abuse

The United Kingdom's Department of Education has released a national action plan for dealing with cases of witchcraft and occult-related abuse of children within religious communities. This comes after several high-profile cases of murder and abuse of children related to anti-witchcraft rituals, most prominently the murder of Kristy Bamu, who died while being tortured under the auspices of an “exorcism” at his sister’s home. During sentencing, Judge David Paget said the murder had … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Reclaiming the Myriad Forms of Divinity

POU_reclaiming_change

[The following is a guest post from Abel R. Gomez.  Abel R. Gomez is a student, community organizer, writer, and ritualist dedicated to collective empowerment and ecstatic ritual. An initiated Shakta Tantrika through the SHARANYA Devi Mandir, he is also a priest and witch in the Reclaiming Tradition.] Reclaiming the Myriad Forms of Divinity: Revisions to The Principles of Unity Reclaiming is an American grown tradition of Witchcraft with roots in Feri Tradition, ecofeminism, anarchist … [Read more...]


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