Sunday, November 01, 2009
Wiccan and Paganism; Mainstream in America
News Reports in national/global press about the Wiccan Religion & Paganism
in the Mainstream in America.
New York Times:
On Religion: Paganism, Just Another Religion for Military and Academia
includes photos and interviews with Circle Sanctuary high priestess Selena
Fox and Pagan Studies scholar Dr. Michael York.
Real Witches Practice Samhain: Wicca on the Rise in U.S.
More Americans Are Wiccan, and Will Celebrate Samhain, Not Halloween,
includes interviews with Patti Wigington of About.Com: Paganism/Wicca, Don
Lewis of Witch School, and Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary.
And Happy Halloween and Thanks to Barry Lynn and Americans United for
Separation of Church and State for publicly pointing out that Halloween in
America today is secular and is distinct from Samhain, the religious holiday
celebrated by Wiccans, Druids, and other Pagans.
Halloween in the Public Schools: It's Not So Scary http://blog.au.org/2009/10/30/halloween-in-the-public-schools-its-not-so-scary/
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about this and other positive coverage of the Craft and Paganism at this
Circle Times: Saturday, October 31, 2009
Alternative programming to NCIS: The newest military series Operation Home Base
Operation Home Base: A proposal
Seeing the need, a small group creates grass roots organization called Operation Home Base to help those in the military and their dependants to meet the basic needs of life. Existing on donations of time, money and resources, they frequently have to dip into their own savings to keep the lights on. Coming from diverse backgrounds, personalities, and motivations, they put their differences aside and combine their talents to create a bridge between civilians and the military.
After months of trying to close them down, a representative from government offers OHB unlimited resources. The only catch is that along with the money and influence, they must accept the Government’s Advocate as the new head of their organization. Is it a honest humanitarian offer or are they once again trying to hide something? And if so, what?