Pagans Push for Change at Berkeley Festival

May 10, 2008

Author: Kamika Dunlap

Source: Inside Bay Area

People from all walks of life joined in the fun Saturday at the 7th Annual Pagan Festival and Parade.

It was a showing of acceptance and celebration across all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations and faith traditions at the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park. The event, organized by the Pagan Alliance, brought out a large crowd under this year's theme, "We are Change." The mission of the Pagan Alliance is to promote acceptance of faith and to work for justice.

The aim of the event was to foster change, connect communities and promote spiritual diversity. Organizers said they also wanted to dispel common misconceptions that paganism is about devil worship.

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