Paganism

Author of "There's a Witch in the Boardroom" Consults for Businesses

June 26, 2005

Source: The Sunday Telegraph

http://sundaytelegraph.news.com.au/story/0,9353,15730340-28782,00.html

On June 26, 2005 The Sunday Telegraph reported, "Corporate Australia is turning to the occult in a bid to boost its bottom line, employing psychics and witches as alternative business consultants. Self-employed professionals, small business owners and executives in major, publicly listed companies are among those joining an expanding network of 'covens...

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Update: Father Alleges Divorce Decree Limiting Practice of Wicca Violates Civil Rights

June 24, 2005

Source: Eyewitness News

http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=3517358

On June 24, 2005 Eyewitness News reported, "National attention is now on [Tom Jones Jr.'s] case after he went to court for a finalization of divorce and ended up with a ruling on his religion.

'Eleven days later we got paperwork stating we could not allow our son to view or participate or to be taught our religious beliefs'... Not one, but two judges have already heard the case and now the...

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Thousands Gather Together at Stonehenge to Celebrate Summer Solstice

June 20, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4715333

On June 20, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "Up to 20,000 people are expected to converge on Stonehenge today in time for the Summer Solstice celebrations. They will gather at the Stone Circle on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, ready for sunrise at 04.58 tomorrow. The ancient site has drawn visitors for 5,000 years. Today, the annual Solstice festival attracts an eclectic mix – druids, pagans, New Age...

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Midwestern Pagans "Celebrate the Seasons," Honoring the Summer Solstice

June 19, 2005

Source: Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

http://www.wisinfo.com/dailytribune/wrdtlocal/285238832521577.shtml

On June 19, 2005 the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune reported, "For some people, Tuesday's summer solstice is time for a celebration. Tuesday officially is the first day of summer and the longest day of the year, signaling it's time to enjoy the weather as much as possible... According to Selena Fox, high priestess and senior minister with Circle...

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Unitarian Universalists to Meet in Bible Belt as They Struggle with Theological Diversity

June 18, 2005

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/living/religion/11919276.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

On June 18, 2005 the Star-Telegram reported, "The Unitarian Universalist Association -- a remarkably inclusive American denomination that embraces Christians, Buddhists, Humanists, Wiccans, atheists and theists -- will invade the Bible Belt next week. Some 4,000 delegates to the national general assembly in Fort...

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Four-Day Meeting on Religious Tolerance to be Held in Dallas

June 15, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/localnews/columnists/all/stories/061505dnmetwade.d900ce4.html

On June 15, 2005 The Dallas Morning News reported, "A Nigerian Yoruba priestess and two shamans – one an African Zulu spiritualist, the other an African-American spiritual healer – will add African and American black perspectives when more than 25 multiethnic...

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Pagans Work to Educate, Dispel Myths

June 13, 2005

Source: The Saginaw News

http://www.mlive.com/news/sanews/index.ssf?/base/news-15/1118672400303580.xml

On June 13, 2005 The Saginaw News reported, "An informational meeting took place Sunday in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland, 6220 S. Jefferson, where... area residents gathered to discuss the [direction of their newly formed pagan group]. The group decided to host its first meeting on one of the more important dates on the...

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Supreme Court Upholds Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act

May 31, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=15363

On May 31, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "the Supreme Court today upheld the constitutionality of a federal law requiring state prisons to accommodate inmate religions. Justices unanimously sided with Ohio inmates, including a witch and a Satanist, who had claimed they were denied access to religious literature, ceremonial items and time to worship. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

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Indiana Court Expected to Overturn Ruling Preventing Divorced Parents from Exposing Son to Wicca

May 27, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050527/NEWS01/505270510/1006

On May 27, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "a court order prohibiting a Marion County father and his ex-wife from exposing their son to 'non-mainstream religious beliefs' is likely to be reversed, legal experts said Thursday.

However, publicity about the divorce case could help better educate people about Wicca, a...

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Judge Orders Pagan Divorcees to Avoid Exposing Son to Religious Rituals

May 26, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2005505260481

On May 26, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "an Indianapolis father is appealing a Marion County judge's unusual order that prohibits him and his ex-wife from exposing their child to 'non-mainstream religious beliefs and rituals.'

The parents practice Wicca, a contemporary pagan religion that emphasizes a balance in nature and reverence for the earth...

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ACLU Files Petition with Simpson Over Invocation Case

April 29, 2005

Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

On April 29, 2005 the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported, "the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia has filed a petition on behalf of Cynthia Simpson, a witch of the Wiccan faith, seeking to reverse a ruling that upheld Chesterfield County's decision to bar her from giving the invocation at Board of Supervisors meetings. In its petition yesterday to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the ACLU said it has asked the full court to reverse a three-judge panel ruling that allowed government officials to discriminate on...

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