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Anne Newkirk Niven

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PaganNewsBeagle Fiery Tuesday April 14

In today's Fiery Tuesday post, we've got news of activists of all kinds and activism in the supermarket: the first (officially-sanctioned) Pagan priest in Northern Ireland; gods vs. capitalism?; Rosalee Norton; campaign for fair trade strawberries; eco-friendly breweries.

Patrick Carberry is the first official Pagan priest in the heavily-Christian country of Northern Ireland. Read his story at the Wild Hunt.

Do the gods take sides in our political struggles? In this essay, Gods&Radicals blogger Heathen Chinese examines a case in which a god is patron of both the established order and rebels against it.

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PaganNewsBeagle Magical Monday April 6

Howdy Beagle fans! Today we've got an installment of our occasional Magickal Monday series, in which we bring you stories of witchcraft, conjure, and all kinds of magick! A new shrine for Marie Laveau; the link between Voudou and traditional Haitian foods; L Ron Hubbard: magician?; capitalist magic?; garden magic for spring.

In light of the recent restrictions on visiting her tomb, the unveiling of a new shrine dedicated to Marie Laveau in New Orleans is cause for celebration for many.

This post describes the links between Voudou and traditional Haitian foods, as well as commenting on the legacy of colonialism (past and present) and its affect on Voudon practice.

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PaganNewsBeagle Fiery Tuesday March 31

In today's fiery Tuesday post, we concentrate our attention on issues of interest to Pagan activists: Mother Jones takes a cheap shot; John Halstead offers an opinion on Indiana's new "religious freedom" law; is doing spellwork for money ethical?; women's power connected to witchcraft; consent culture and Pagan festivals.

Oh dear, Mother Jones -- really? This cheap shot (on an interesting subject that deserves better treatment) against religious minorities is both stupid and a low blow. Shame, Mother Jones, shame on you.

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PaganNewsBeagle Airy Monday March 30

Happy Monday, Pagan News Beagle fans! Today we've got stories from the past: Book of Kells online access; Vikings, Vikings, Vikings; genetic map of Britain, Neolithic site in Orkney.

Book of Kells fans rejoice! Now you can see the entire text of the amazing illuminated manuscript online.

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PaganNewsBeagle Community News March 25

Lots of news of our many communities in today's Pagan News Beagle: Asatru campaign for recognition in the US Army; We'Moon award; occultism necessary to Paganism?; temples or shrines?; Coph Nia event for Gay and Bi men.

The Norse Mythology blog recently reported that the campaign to include Asatru as an officially recognized religion in the U.S. Army has stalled. This interview offers the most recent updates on the progress (or lack thereof.)

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PaganNewsBeagle Fiery Tuesday March 24

Lots of stories to get fired up about in today's PaganNewsBeagle: Canadian Paganism, care & feeding of activists; co-housing; so-white Congress; arguing that witchcraft shouldn't try to be respectable.

Great story at the Wild Hunt by Dodie Graham MacKay on Pagan activism in Canada.

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PaganNewsBeagle Community News March 18

In today's Pagan News Beagle we've got community news: a new site for Pagan anti-capitalists; honoring Judy Harrow; Between the Worlds con report; Pagan prison ministry; a new HBO Salem witchhunt show?

Gods & Radicals, a new site for Pagan anti-capitalists launched with the following mission statement: "To help re-awaken what many see as an integral aspect of Modern Paganism – its opposition to Capitalist exploitation of the earth and all its inhabitants."

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