LAGADAS, Greece: As night falls on the small town of Langadas, northern Greece, a dozen men and women prepare for a centuries-old ritual that combines Orthodox Christian rites with paganism and is literally a trial of faith by fire.
ATHENS - A group of modern pagans honored Zeus at a nearly 2,000-year-old temple in the heart of Athens on Sunday -- the first known ceremony of its kind held there since the ancient Greek religion was outlawed by the Roman empire in the late fourth century.
Although this report is from 2007, Religious Diversity News continues to archive articles about the controversy over use of the Pentacle for the memorials of Wiccan soldiers.
For several years, efforts to have the Wiccan Pentacle inscribed on the markers, plaques, and headstones of American Wiccan veterans have met with no response from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Despite official requests to follow the wishes of veterans and soldiers...
WALHALLA -- The Oconee County council opened its work session with a prayer in Jesus' name and began considering a proposal to ignore demands from the American Civil Liberties Union that it end its practice of holding prayers at public meetings.
The Rev. Wayne Morton, president of the Oconee County Ministerial Association, offered the prayer...
RENO - Friends and family of a Nevada soldier killed in Afghanistan more than a year ago plan to gather at a veterans cemetery today to dedicate what they say is the first government-issued memorial plaque in the country to include a symbol of the Wiccan faith.