Paganism

Wiccan Widow Fights for Husband�s Tombstone Marker

June 5, 2006

Source: Christianity Today

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2006/123/12.0.html

On June 5, 2006 Christianity Today ran an opinion piece by John W. Whitehead, constitutional attorney and author and founder and president of The Rutherford Institute, about the refusal of the government to allow a Wiccan veteran to have a Wiccan symbol on his tombstone. Whitehead writes, "Whatever one's opinion might be about the Wiccan faith, there should be no doubt in anyone's mind...

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Widow of Wiccan Vet Holds Alternative Memorial Service

May 29, 2006

Source: Daily Bulletin

http://dailybulletin.com/news/ci_3878710

On May 29, 2006 the Daily Bulletin reported, "A war widow who wants the government to put a Wiccan religious symbol on her husband's memorial plaque held an alternative service Monday as a protest, hours before an official Memorial Day ceremony nearby.

'This is discrimination against our religion,' Roberta Stewart said at the gathering of about 200 at a park east of Fernley for her late husband, Sgt....

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Top Veteran Official Joins Wiccan Headstone Fray

May 27, 2006

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/05/27/ap/national/mainD8HS48LO0.shtml

On May 27, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Over the years, families have used religious symbols such as the Jewish Star of David, the Christian cross and the Islamic crescent and star to honor their loved ones on headstones and markers. For Sgt. Patrick Stewart's family, the symbol of choice was also from...

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Wiccan Head Priestess of India Passes Mantle to Daughter

May 12, 2006

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1060512/asp/calcutta/story_6206236.asp

On May 12, 2006 The Telegraph reported, "A [W]iccan who heals the mind or a witch who casts a spell? Ipsita Roy Chakraverti’s identity has swung between the two extremes ever since she went public about her special powers in 1987. Standing at the crossroads two decades later, the [W]iccan head priestess of the Indian subcontinent is ready to pass on the...

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Valdosta Pagan Community

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 5 July 2006.

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This profile was prepared by student researchers Walker Gross and Michael Jeffers of Valdosta State University, under the direction of Dr. Richard Amesbury.

Introduction

The Pagan community in Valdosta is a loose network of individual practitioners and is itself pluralistic in nature. Hereditary Paganism has been an undercurrent in the area since...
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Update: North Carolina School Board Tables Religious Literature Issue

May 10, 2006

Source: The Brunswick Beacon

http://www.brunswickbeacon.com/articles/2006/05/10/free/03-free.txt

On May 10, 2006 The Brunswick Beacon reported, "Expecting a vote on the second reading of a controversial religious materials policy, the people who crowded into the lobby of the Brunswick County Board of Education administrative offices last Thursday were surprised when the school board voted to table the decision.

Soon after shooting down board...

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North Carolina Pagan Group Joins Adopt-A-Highway Program, Some Residents Concerned

April 27, 2006

Source: News 14 Carolina

http://www.news14charlotte.com/content/local_news/gaston/?AC=&ArID=118591&SecID=7

On April 27, 2006 News 14 Carolina reported, "Eyebrows are being raised because of a new sign along Highway 74 and a pagan group's promise to keep the road clean. The Silvermoon Pagan Wicca Group, through the state’s Adopt-A-Highway program, recently sponsored the stretch of road in Gastonia. At the head of the group is Kym...

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Newly Formed Interfaith Coalition Hosts First "Religion on Campus" Week at Bryn Mawr

April 6, 2006

Source: Bryn Mawr Now

http://www.brynmawr.edu/news/2006-04-06/religion.shtml

On April 6, 2006 Bryn Mawr Now reported, "Next week, the Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA) and a variety of student organizations that have joined to create the new Interfaith Coalition will sponsor [Bryn Mawr] College's first-ever Religion on Campus Week, the OIA has announced. Aside from celebrations of important Christian and Jewish holidays, the week will offer a chance to look at...

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For a Wiccan Soldier, No Symbol to Represent Faith on Memorial Plaque

March 2, 2006

Source: Review-Journal

http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2006/Mar-02-Thu-2006/news/6149634.html

On March 2, 2006 the Review-Journal reported, "Nevada National Guard Sgt. Patrick Stewart gave his life for his country when the Chinook helicopter he was in was shot down in Afghanistan in September.

But those wishing to honor Stewart, who should have his name on the memorial wall at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in...

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Wiccan Sues State Over Sales-Tax Exemption for Bibles

February 20, 2006

Source: Agape Press

http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/2/202006d.asp

On February 20, 2006 the Agape Press reported, "Liberty Counsel, a Florida-based organization that defends the constitutional rights of Christians, has filed a brief with the state supreme court defending a law that provides a sales tax exemption for Bibles and other religious publications. Recently, the Wiccan Religious Cooperative of Florida sued the state department of revenue claiming...

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