Paganism

Court Upholds Wiccan-Boscov's Ruling

February 15, 2007

Author: JAMES MERRIWEATHER

Source: The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070215/NEWS/70215067

DOVER -- A Superior Court judge has upheld a religious discrimination finding that requires Boscov’s to pay a $5,000 fine and $21,000 to two Christians, two Wiccans and a pagan.

In May, the state Human Relations Commission found that the Reading, Pa.-based department store...

Read more about Court Upholds Wiccan-Boscov's Ruling

Firewalk With Me: Red-Hot Pagan Religious Fervor Endures in Greece

February 2, 2007

Author: Helene Colliopoulou

Source: Manila Times

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2007/may/31/yehey/opinion/20070531opi6.html

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.

Known as “Anastenarides,” they mark the...

Read more about Firewalk With Me: Red-Hot Pagan Religious Fervor Endures in Greece

Duxbury Wiccans Open Their Lives to Reality TV: Family Stars in Episode of New TLC Series

January 25, 2007

Author: Karen Goulart

Source: Patriot Ledger

http://www.patriotledger.com/articles/2007/01/25/news/news03.txt

DUXBURY - Television viewers, prepare to be shocked when you see what one Wiccan family on the South Shore does virtually undetected.

They go out for ice cream.

Among the reasons people willingly partake in reality TV shows, promoting religious tolerance isn’t high on the list. But for the Rev. Kendra...

Read more about Duxbury Wiccans Open Their Lives to Reality TV: Family Stars in Episode of New TLC Series

Wiccan Ex-Barista Sues Starbucks Over Religion

January 23, 2007

Author: Brent Hunsberger

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/209/story_20998_1.html

PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) A former Starbucks barista in Hillsboro, Ore., has sued the coffee giant, saying it discriminated against her based on her Wiccan religion.

In a complaint filed Jan. 8 in U.S. District Court in Portland, Alicia Hedum said a manager at Starbucks' Hillsboro Landing cafe asked...

Read more about Wiccan Ex-Barista Sues Starbucks Over Religion

Ancient Greek Religion is Resurrected

January 22, 2007

Author: Paris Ayiomamitis

Source: The Miami Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/16515483.htm

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.

Watched by...

Read more about Ancient Greek Religion is Resurrected

Use of the Wiccan Pentacle on Military Memorials (2007)

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...

Read more about Use of the Wiccan Pentacle on Military Memorials (2007)

Oconee County Council Looks at New Prayer Policy, Cost of Legal Defense

January 10, 2007

Source: Aiken Today

Wire Service: AP

http://www.aikenstandard.com/news/325814177536496.php

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...

Read more about Oconee County Council Looks at New Prayer Policy, Cost of Legal Defense

First Government-Issued Wiccan Plaque Dedicated

December 6, 2006

Author: Scott Sonner

Source: North Lake Tahoe Bonanza

Wire Service: AP

http://www.tahoebonanza.com/article/20061206/Nevada/112060003

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.

The...

Read more about First Government-Issued Wiccan Plaque Dedicated

Pages