Paganism

Wiccan Gift Shop Opens in Wallingford, Hoping to Dispel Stereotypes

February 7, 2005

Source: Record-Journal

http://www.record-journal.com/articles/2005/02/02/news/news04.txt

On February 7, 2005 the Record-Journal reported, "Lily Pedersen, a 51-year-old lifelong Wallingford resident, opened the Black Cat Gift Shoppe at 182 Quinnipiac St. Saturday morning with the hope that residents will keep an open mind. 'We are a gift shop with a twist,' said Pedersen, a 1971 Lyman Hall High School graduate. 'It's a Wiccan shop, but there are a lot of...

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Wicca Becoming Increasingly Popular in US

February 4, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/160/story_16005_1.html

On February 4, 2005 Beliefnet/RNS reported, "this year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Gerald Gardner's Witchcraft Today. This folksy and rambling book might well have ended up consigned to the moldy used bookstores of the world, were it not for its audacious claim: that the author was an initiate in a genuine coven of Witches,...

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Wiccans Among Diverse Religious Groups Meeting at Lackland Air Force Base

January 26, 2005

Source: Worldnet Daily

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=42558

On January 26, 2005 Worldnet Daily reported, "members of the U.S. Air Force stationed at a Texas base – which prides itself as being the most religiously diverse – are attending weekly meetings for devotees of the Wiccan religion at a base facility. Though the Wiccan meetings at Lackland Air Force Base are not considered 'services,' since there is no official chaplain...

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Spiritual Center in Ithaca Home to Many Religions

January 19, 2005

Source: The Ithaca Journal

http://www.theithacajournal.com/news/stories/20050119/localnews/1886821.html

On January 19, 2005 The Ithaca Journal reported, "located on Turkey Hill Road in Ithaca [NY], the Foundation of Light offers a unique spiritual experience for local residents who are looking for an environment that is accepting of all religious and nonreligious denominations. In the early 1970s, the Foundation of Light was established by Mabel...

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Pagan in PA Sues Over Alleged Hiring Discrimination

December 26, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-na-wiccan26dec26,1,5078689.story?coll=la-news-religion

On December 26, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "as a member of a religious minority, Judith Smell is sensitive about her right to practice whatever religion she chooses. So when Lehigh Carbon Community College declined to hire her, she suspected it had something to do with her faith. And on Dec...

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Pagan Cluster Protests Militarism at School of the Americas, Harrassed by Police

December 7, 2004

Source: Reclaiming Quarterly

http://www.reclaimingquarterly.org/96/96-pol-soa2.html

On December 7, 2004 Reclaiming Quarterly reported, "Protesters, including the Pagan Cluster, experienced an alarming evolution in security techniques deployed at the School of the America's peace rally and prayer vigil, November 19-21, 2004 at Fort Benning Military Base in Columbus, Georgia. Some 16,000 people participated in the annual vigil, one of the largest of the SOA Watch...

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Pagans Protest Iraq War at School of America

November 19, 2004

Source: Reclaiming Quarterly

On November 19, 2004 the Reclaiming Quarterly 2005 Winter Edition reported, "protesters including the Pagan Cluster experienced an alarming evolution in security techniques deployed at the School of the Americas (SOA) peace rally and prayer vigil, November 19-21, 2004 at Fort Benning Military Base in Columbus, Georgia. Some 16,000 people participated in the annual vigil, one of the largest SOA Watch protests recorded... The Pagan Cluster for this action was made up of Witches and Pagans from across the country who were called by...

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Pagan's Host Interfaith Conference "Between the Worlds" in DE

November 14, 2004

Source: Witches' Voice

http://www.witchvox.com/festivals/fest_btw04.html

On November 14, 2004 Witches' Voice reported, "Between the Worlds is an irregularly scheduled interfaith esoteric conference organized by the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a multi-coven non-profit organization from the mid-Atlantic region. The conference benefits the New Alexandrian Library project, a magical and esoteric research library that will open its doors no later than 2010. Between the...

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Greenleaf Coven

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 1 November 2006.

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Email: greenleafcoven@greenleafcoven.org
Website: http://www.geocities.com/greenleafcoven/

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Sacred Earth Circle

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 12 November 2004.

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Email: sacredearthcircle@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.geocities.com/sacredearthcircle/index.html

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Bush Victory “A Reprieve From the Agenda of Paganism”?

November 11, 2004

Source: Associated Press

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/politics/20041111-1736-bobjones-bush.html

On November 11, 2004 Associated Press reported, "Bob Jones III, president of the fundamentalist college that bears his name, has told President Bush he should use his electoral mandate to appoint conservative judges and approve legislation 'defined by biblical norm.' 'In your re-election, God has graciously granted America – though she...

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Update on Great Falls Prayer Case

November 4, 2004

Source: The State (S.C.)

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/10094129.htm

On November 4, 2004 The State (S.C.) reported, "the town of Great Falls has lost its appeal of a circuit court ruling ordering it not to invoke the name of Jesus Christ during prayers before its Town Council meetings. That ruling came as a result of a lawsuit filed in 2001 by Great Falls resident Darla Kaye Wynne, who practices the earth religion Wicca. Wynne said the prayers...

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