Pagan & Shinto News: Pagan Sues Panera Bread Company Alleging Discrimination

Pagan & Shinto News: Pagan Sues Panera Bread Company Alleging Discrimination March 29, 2021

Top stories in Paganism and Shinto this week:

  • US: Pagan sues Panera Bread Company alleging religious discrimination
  • US: Druidism must be recognised in Department of Correction, judge rules
  •  Over 40% Pagans in Scotland say they have been discriminated against

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Left: Panera Bread company logo. Right: Scottish Pagan Federation logo.

Pagan News

US: Pagan sues Panera Bread Company alleging religious discrimination
Religion News Service
A Pennsylvania woman filed a lawsuit Wednesday (March 24) against Panera Bread Company, alleging that she was discriminated against and fired due to her Pagan beliefs.

Druidism must be recognised in Department of Correction, judge rules
The Indiana Lawyer
Druidism could soon become a formally recognized religion within the Indiana Department of Correction after a federal judge granted injunctive relief to a prisoner who claimed his religious rights were violated by the lack of communal Druid services in the DOC…

Survey: Over 40% Pagans in Scotland say they have been discriminated against
Scottish Pagan Federation
Over 40% of Pagan respondents have been directly discriminated against because of their faith, whilst almost 70% of Pagan respondents know friends in the Pagan community who have suffered direct discrimination because of their faith…

US: Call of the Cauldron creates a safe space for witches at Columbia
The Columbia Chronicle
When Alex Kropp started at Columbia, they noticed a lack of space for witches on campus. To change that, Kropp, a sophomore filmmaking major, set out to create a club on campus to both educate people and encourage them to practice their craft…

Shinto News

This Japanese snack shop has been serving roasted rice cakes to Shinto worshippers for over 1,000 years
Business Insider
Ichimonjiya Wasuke, known as Ichiwa, was founded in the year 1001 to serve the Shinto priests at the adjacent Imamiya Shrine in Kyoto, Japan…

Religion and the state in Japan
Mimusubi
This is not directly related to Shinto, but the general issue of the relationship between religion and the state is of great importance to the Shinto community, and particularly the Shinto establishment…

Other News

Greece: Rare bronze bull sacrificed to Zeus found at site of the ancient Olympic Games
Smithsonian
The 3,000-year-old figurine was probably a votive offering made at the Greek god’s altar in Olympia…

The world’s oldest known wooden statue is over 7,000 years older than Stonehenge
Live Science
This wooden figurative statue with a number of mask-like faces was carved thousands of years ago, and preserved for millennia in the acidic, antimicrobial environment of the Shigir peat bog in the Ural Mountains in Russia…

‘Witch Hunts’ Past & Present

She was a ‘witch’, says man who stabbed 98-yr-old woman to death in Enugu, Nigeria
Vanguard
Chinedu Ugwueze, who allegedly stabbed a 98-year-old woman, identified as Oyibo Ogidi, to death at her apartment in Ovoko, Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State has accused his victim of ‘witchcraft’…

Kenya: Mastermind of Kilifi ‘rain witch’ killings loses appeal
The Star
A Kilifi woman who caused the deaths of two people by accusing them of ‘witchcraft’ has lost her appeal and will serve a 25-year jail term…

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