Paganism

Sisterhood and Brotherhood of Wicca

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Address: 2509 Parkwood, Toledo, OH 43610

Dayton CUUPs

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 13 January 2004.

Phone: 513-293-2759

Richland County Pagans

Information about this center is no longer updated.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

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Email: Info@richlandcountypagans.org
Website: http://www.richlandcountypagans.org/ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/richlandpagans

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County Says Zoning Change Not Necessary for Wiccan Gatherings in Home

January 7, 2004

Source: Tallahassee Democrat

http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/democrat/news/local/7649002.htm

On January 7, 2004 the Tallahassee Democrat ran an Associated Press article that reported, "Santa Rosa County officials say members of a Wiccan church can meet at their leader's home near this Florida Panhandle city without a permit or zoning change. The county's zoning board in November denied a rezoning application by the Rev. William E. Livingston, who...

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Pagans May Receive Right to Worship in FL

January 5, 2004

Source: The Pensacola News-Journal

http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com/news/010504/Local/ST005.shtml

On January 5, 2004 The Pensacola News-Journal reported, "A compromise between Santa Rosa County and a local Wiccan church might be near. It could allow church members to worship in a residential area and defuse a potential religious freedom dispute. County Commissioners are scheduled to hear an appeal from the church over a denied permit at 6 tonight. The...

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Pagan Inmate Says He Can't Practice Religion

January 4, 2004

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.fac.org/rel_liberty/publiclife/news.aspx?id=12409

On January 4, 2004 The Associated Press reported, "An inmate who practices Wicca has filed a federal civil rights suit, claiming Bedford County jail officials are violating his religious rights by forbidding him to practice his religion. 'If it has spells in it, I'm not allowed to have it,' Charles Risenburg, 27, of Saxton, said in the lawsuit. He is not seeking any...

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Pagans in Florida

January 1, 2004

Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune

http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040101/NEWS/401010456/1034

On January 1, 2004 the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported on the lives and practices of Wiccans in Florida. "Wicca is a specific group within the broader neo-pagan movement, said Heather Morcroft of Orlando, president of the Wicca Religious Cooperative of Florida. She estimated that there are several hundred Wiccans in the...

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New Jersey Pagans Celebrate Christmas and Solstice

December 26, 2003

Source: Courier News

http://www.c-n.com/news/c-n/story/0,2111,876564,00.html

On December 26, 2003 the Courier News published a profile on Norma Hoffman and Ed Chapman, Druids from New Brunswick who are "practitioners of a polytheistic religion that celebrates the cycles of nature." The article discusses how the couple has celebrated the winter solstice holiday of Yule with other area Pagans while also celebrating the secular Christmas holiday with their family.

Tallahassee Solstice Celebrations

December 22, 2003

Source: Tallahassee Democrat

http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/democrat/7546521.htm

On December 22, 2003 the Tallahassee Democrat reported on how the estimated 200 Pagans in Tallahassee will celebrate the winter solstice this year. Followers around Tallahassee mark the sunrise by lighting fires or by holding gatherings at covens. Some pagans plan to meet before daybreak and build a bonfire outdoors, adding a yule log at sunrise.

Oregon Pagans Celebrate Yule

December 22, 2003

Source: Statesman Journal

http://news.statesmanjournal.com/article.cfm?i=72660

On December 22, 2003 the Statesman Journal reported on how Pagans throughout Oregon honored the winter solstice Sunday. The celebration, called Yule, is marked with evergreen trees, holly, mistletoe and family, many traditions which were later adapted to the Christmas holiday. Those who celebrate the solstice see it as the beginning of a new year, according to the pagan calendar.

Pagan Chaplain Prepares for University Yule Celebration

December 20, 2003

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/137/story_13754_1.html

On December 20, 2003 Beliefnet.com posted a Religion News Service story that reported, "The winter solstice, which marks the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, is a sacred day to Heather Botting, a pagan chaplain at the University of Victoria...On Yule, the university's interfaith chapel typically churns with pagans marking the return of more daylight hours by swirling...

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