Religion is no more immune to the passage of time than any other aspect of society. However, in some cases, the diminished and forgotten does not remain so. This week for Faithful Friday we take a look at some of the ways past modes of spirituality have come back in the present, from the revival of Zoroastrianism in Kurdistan to the renewal of Catholicism in Cuba. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
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Our world faces a lot of challenges this century, chief among them perhaps being the opposing issues of energy and climate change. On the one hand, we have our immense dependence as a global civilization on the use of fossil fuels whose replacement will likely be incredible expensive. On the other hand, we have the undeniable fact that our planet is warming, due in large part to our reliance on said fossil fuels. How do we square this circle and save both our climate and our civilization? Today's articles for Earthy Thursday take a look at some of the ways climate change is affecting our world and how bright minds are looking for solutions.
Community; it's what brings us together and helps us define our lives. What does community mean for Paganism and other minority religions? What purpose does it serve? Today for Watery Wednesday we take a look at some of the central pillars of community, from public gatherings to social services. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
Welcome back to Fiery Tuesday. Today we're taking a look at efforts around the world to protect the Earth, be it sacred lands in Hawaii or natural wilderness in Canada. Are we doing enough to protect the natural world? Or could we be doing more? All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
Welcome back to Airy Monday for the Pagan News Beagle! This week we're covering all the different ways in which pop culture is intersecting with magic, witchcraft, and Paganism, from the religions of Game of Thrones to the recent adventures of Marvel's Thor to the recent decision to remake the 1990s movie The Craft. Check it out!
One of the primary aspects of many a religion is "theology" or the practice of studying and organizing the nature of the divine and other religious ideas. How then might theology be applied to Paganism? Or, as Gus diZerega asked recently, should it be applied at all? We take a look at theology and other forms of religious studies both within and outside of Paganism today, along with other stories. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle.
Who says humanity and the natural world can't get along? We talk a lot in our culture about "man vs. nature (sic)" but how true is that really? Today's stories for Earthy Thursday take a look at the ways in which humanity is either teaming up with nature or finding ways to welcome it into our backyards. Read about using plants to send messages, the surprising greenery of London, and giant rats who help save human lives. All this and more in the Pagan News Beagle!