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Anne Newkirk Niven

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PaganNewsBeagle Irish Heritage Day Edition 3-17-15

Today our FieryTuesday Pagan News Beagle celebrates the untold stories of overcoming oppression on this Irish heritage day. Irish slaves; real Irish history; Choctaw aid to Ireland; Irish emigrant letters; African American wins St Patrick's day essay contest.

Before the African slave trade to the Americas became institutionalized, another oppressed group provided slave labor (labeled "indentured servitude") for European colonization of the continent. Guess who? The Irish.

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PaganNewsBeagle Airy Monday March 16

In today's Airy Monday, we've got challenges to patriarchal (Catholic) theology; religion vs. academia; Iron Age clothing; Romans in Japan; Ireland before St. Patrick.

As Pagan theologies grapple with our ever-changing world, it can be helpful to note that we aren't alone: this article describes four new fields of study (post-colonial, queer, feminist, and eco-thealogy) are impacting Roman Catholic scholarship.

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PaganNewsBeagle Community News March 11

In today's Pagan News Beagle we are concentrating on the Pagan community: comparing Pagan conventions; Between the Worlds; humanistic Pagans wanted; memorial fund for Shekinah Mountainwater; American Council of Witches (RIP?)

Are all Pagan conventions the same? Patheos Pagan editor Jason Mankey compares two very different ones that happen almost simultaneously: Pantheacon and ConVocation.

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PaganNewsBeagle Wednesday Community News March 4

Lots of fun community news in today's Watery Wednesday edition of the Pagan News Beagle. Paganicon guest Lupa; a new Druid college; staying well at festivals; Morning Glory Zell (Memorial Foundation) news; Between the Worlds.

Upcoming Paganicon guest Lupa Greenwolf is featured in this interview by PNB-Minnesota chapter.

Interested in becoming a druid? This new three-year apprenticeship program by the Druid College might be of interest.

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PaganNewsBeagle Fiery Tuesday March 3

In today's Fiery Tuesday roundup, we concentrate on activism in today's Pagan movement. Several intersecting articles: black Pagans talk about Black History month; PCon and "Bringing Race to the Table;" #Black Lives Matter; the myth of "making your own reality;" Pagan Environmental Network.

February was Black History month, and Wild Hunt contributor Crystal Blanton offers the perspective of a number of black Pagans its significance.

People are still unpacking the issues of racism at Pantheacon. P Lupus offers a modest evaluation and links to the podcast of the "Bringing Race to the Table" panel discussion from the conference in this post.

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PaganNewsBeagle Airy Monday March 2

In today's Airy Monday, we look to the realms of archaeology and anthropology, to see what wisdom the past has for today. A Jewish divine pair?; notable real-life Vikings; ancestor worship meets anthropology; Vikings and the Islamic world; Sheela-na-Gigs.

Did "God" (YHWH) have a wife? A new find in Israel lends weight to the concept.

Fans of the History Channel show "Vikings" might want to check out this short-list of notable Viking leaders.

A modern anthropologist meets ancestor worship in the modern world -- respectfully.

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PaganNewsBeagle Faithful Friday Feb 27

In today's Faithful Friday, we include a new study of American religious values; inspiring ritual photos; Afro-Brazilian religions face discrimination in Brazil; Mormons and LGBT rights; "living gods" in Tibetan Buddhism.

This in-depth report on American religion has some surprises, for example: in what 13 states are the "spiritual but not religious" the largest religious group?

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