Pagan & Shinto News: Pagan nurse sues medical center for firing her after she refused to get Covid-19 shots

Pagan & Shinto News: Pagan nurse sues medical center for firing her after she refused to get Covid-19 shots November 20, 2022

Top stories of the week in Paganism and Shinto:

  • US: Pagan nurse sues Boston Medical Center for firing her after she refused to get Covid-19 shots
  • New research reveals oldest ancient Egyptian tomb orientated to winter solstice
  • Japan: Shrine workers protest Shinto body’s anti-LGBT pamphlet

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Pagan News

US: Pagan nurse sues Boston Medical Center for firing her after she refused to get Covid-19 shots
Universal Hub
A Boston Medical Center staff nurse who believes Mother Nature doesn’t want her getting shots or even taking medicines sued her former employer because it rejected her request for a religious exemption from Covid-19 shots and fired her last October…

Ireland: Love of the natural world grows into a vocation for ‘Dingle Druid’ Juli Ní Mhaoileoin*
A childhood love of the natural world has grown into a vocation for Juli Ní Mhaoileoin from Burnham who last week was granted legal status as a solemiser and priest under the Civil Registration Act…

UK: Pagan fashion designer left Birkenhead to rub shoulders with Jimmy Choo

Liverpool Echo
“My whole design process is built off the symbolism in paganism to help empower and bring self-love and confidence to the wearer of the garments.”

Religious freedom protects Wicca, too
SWVA Today
Only by upholding protection of the most vulnerable religious minorities does the First Amendment protect religious freedom for all…

UK: Man from Merseyside who became ‘father of modern witchcraft’
Liverpool Echo
Gerald Gardner was allegedly responsible for reviving witchcraft in the modern western world…

What Greek myth tells us about modern witchcraft
The Conversation
From ancient Greece through Puritan New England, witches functioned as easy targets for cultural anxieties about gender, power and mortality…

A Capital problem resurfaces on Wikipedia
The Wild Hunt

Almost ten years ago, Oberon Zell and a coalition of Pagan scholars that included author and historian Chas Clifton, editor of The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal focused on contemporary Paganism and other forms of Pagan religion, launched a petition asking for journalists, scholars, and other writers to capitalize the P in “Pagan.”…

The 20 best witchy gifts for the magical people in your life
The Mary Sue
Witches are awesome. If you’re looking for holiday gift ideas, though, you might find yourself stuck…

Shinto News

Shrine workers protest Shinto body’s anti-LGBT pamphlet
The Asahi Shimbun
Members of sexual minorities working at Shinto shrines took to social media to express their disgust at a pamphlet handed out at a gathering of Diet members this summer that portrayed them as sufferers of an “acquired disorder.”…

Shinto-inspired photographer Rinko Kawauchi recognised in Sony World Photo Awards

Digital Camera World
In the years since she first started out in photography, Kawauchi has continued to explore Japan’s ethnic religion known as Shinto through her work with many of her photos conveying themes of impermanence…

Merged with surf and jungle, Okinawa’s holiest sites survive
The Japan Times*
Crashing waves and deep roots form the basis of the islands’ indigenous belief…

Other News

New research reveals oldest ancient Egyptian tomb orientated to winter solstice
Heritage Daily
A team of archaeologists from the University of Malaga and the University of Jaen have revealed the oldest ancient Egyptian tomb that is oriented to the winter solstice…

2,500-year-old ‘monumental’ temple unearthed next to identical set of ruins in Italy
Miami Herald
Archaeologists in Italy unearthed the ruins of an ancient temple 70 years ago. Now, they’ve found its twin…

US: Apaches get rehearing in fight to preserve Oak Flat, a sacred site in Arizona
Religion News Service
A federal appeals court will rehear Apache Stronghold’s case against the United States to save the sacred site of Oak Flat, a 6.7-square-mile stretch of land east of Phoenix that a private venture is seeking to turn into an underground copper mine…

Feared ritual dancers in Zimbabwe try to revamp public image
AP News
n the past, the mere sight of members of the group performing the Gule Wamkulu ritual dance would have sent shivers down the spine of many outsiders. But on this night dozens of people, including young children, squeezed in for a closer look, their cellphones lighting up the spectacle…

Artemis: The goddess that gave her name to NASA’s mission
Greek Reporter
Recently, NASA has named its Artemis Mission to establish a long-term human presence on the moon after the ancient Greek goddess…

Why does the devil have horns and hooves?
Live Science
Many modern depictions of the devil show him with the horns and hooves of a goat. But just why does the devil have horns and hooves?…

‘Witch hunts’ past and present

Nigeria: Jihadists execute 26 women for being ‘witches’ after claiming children suddenly died
Boko Haram militants have slaughtered a group of women in Nigeria they deemed “witches”…

Witches: a feminist animated short film by Stim Studio
Stim Studio has unveiled their short film Witches. Written by Amaryllis Premillieu, Witches is a feminist tale about witch hunts with a modern twist…

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