Paganism

At Halloween Time, Article Explores Paganism in US

October 25, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/298/at_home/Air_spirit_fire_water_earth_nature_death_rebirth_Paganism%2b.shtml

On October 25, 2001, The Boston Globe featured an article on Paganism. The article explains, "Paganism goes under many names, including 'wicca,' 'goddess traditions,' 'Earth-based spirituality,' 'neo-paganism,' and 'the craft.'" It continues, "Pagans base their ritual...

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Wiccan Prohibited from Exposing His Daughter to His Religion

August 1, 2001

Source: InPgh Weekly

http://www.inpgh.com/html/2001_08_01/news/feature.tmpl

On August 1, 2001, InPgh Weekly reported that Pennsylvania resident "Conon Brewer may be held in contempt of court this week for allowing [his daughter] to see...anything...that hints at his personal sense of spirituality. He stands accused of violating his 2000 divorce decree, which orders him not to expose his young daughter to books with 'spirits and ghosts' or to the teachings of his...

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Ten Facts Illustrate Atlanta's Growing Religious Diversity

July 26, 2001

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On July 26, 2001, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "during the second half of the 20th century, metro Atlanta...became a richly diverse religious community." The article listed ten facts that exemplified the growing diversity. For example, "Hindus have several worship centers in Atlanta" and "Pagans and witches worship in their own ceremonies throughout the metro area."

Pagans Convey Concerns about Faith-Based Legislation to Congress

July 17, 2001

Source: Lady Liberty League

On July 17, 2001, the Lady Liberty League issued a press release reporting that "Pagans of many paths from around the USA concerned about HR 7 have joined the growing numbers of American citizens calling and emailing their concerns to US Congressional representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Some info is online at Wren's Nest at the Witches Voice website: http://www.witchvox.net/xwrensnest.html...HR 7 is of special concern to Pagans because one of the most widely cited...

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Mother Sues School After Daughter's Suicide

July 4, 2001

Source: The Detroit News

http://detnews.com/2001/schools/0107/04/a08-243315.htm

On July 4, 2001, The Detroit News reported that "the mother of a 12-year-old girl who committed suicide five months ago has filed a $10-million lawsuit against the Lincoln Park School District, claiming school administrators turned a blind eye to students who teased the girl about her religious beliefs...Much of the teasing revolved around [the girl's] belief in Wicca, a pagan religion...

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Dismissal of Charges of Promotion of Paganism Is Appealed

June 30, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On June 30, 2001, The New York Times reported that "the guardian of two children in the Bedford school district has asked the United States Supreme Court to overturn a ruling dismissing claims that the district promoted paganism, New Age thinking and the occult." The claims were made by "three Roman Catholic families in 1996 [who] asserted that a high school Earth Day ceremony with drum-playing and the offering of gifts crossed the line into worship of the planet."

Wiccans Face Many Challenges When They Go Public

June 18, 2001

Source: Religion and Ethics Newsweekly

http://www.thirteen.org/religionandethics/week442/cover.html

On June 18, 2001, the TV show Religion and Ethics Newsweekly posted a transcript of one of their programs about "what it means when modern witches [Wiccans] 'come out of the closet.'" Many Wiccans face discrimination and the prevalence of false stereotypes about them. "Wiccans say that, in the end, it is their experience more...

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Council Denies Pagan Group the Right to Tell Fortunes

June 14, 2001

Source: The State Journal-Register

On June 14, 2001, The State Journal-Register reported that "a decades-old law that prohibits anyone from being paid to tell fortunes was reaffirmed by unanimous vote of Hillsboro [Illinois] City Council. The issue came up...when [the Coven of the] Mystic Moon [asked to] hold a fund-raising festival on city property at Lake Hillsboro. Among the games and activities to be offered would be readings of Tarot cards and fortune-telling...The practice of divination, or fortune-telling, is part of their religion, [a member of the...

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Wiccan Priestess at Harvard's Memorial Church

June 1, 2001

Source: Harvard Magazine

On June 1, 2001 the Harvard Magazine reported that "At 8:45 A.M. on February 20 a Wiccan priestess led the daily service of morning prayers in Memorial Church. 'Chapel has long afforded, since 1886 at least, a pulpit to non-Christians,' says the Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes, Pusey minister in the Memorial Church. Harris is 'the first Wiccan priestess of whom we are aware.'"

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