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Pagan News Beagle

Exploring the wilds of our amazing, interconnected world, the Pagan News Beagle sniffs out and fetches stories for our communities of Pagans, Witches, Wiccans, Heathens, Polytheists, Gaians, and Goddess-worshippers. No story is too small or too large for the Beagle: share news of your community with the Beagle via Twitter @PaganNewsBeagle.

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PaganNewsBeagle Wednesday Community News April 22

Today's Earth Day, and our PaganNewsBeagle today celebrates what we like to think of as Mother Earth's big birthday party with stories that dig under the birthday candles. Is Earth Day a religious celebration?; simple Earth spell; Pagan statement on the environment; Jason (the Wild Hunt) sounds off; things we've learned since last Earth day.

Is Earth Day actually Pagan? (In which case, legally, it might not be legal for schools to celebrate it due to separation of church and state.) A recent court decision says, "No." (Which is actually good news for our side.)

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PaganNewsBeagle Fiery Tuesday April 21

In today's Fiery Tuesday post, we concentrate on politics and activism of interest. Wendell Berry on how to face an increasingly fraught future without losing hope; John Beckett on what good is Earth Day; Crystal Blanton on "colorblind" Paganism; how to fight racists in your (Pagan) community; John Halstead sounds off on the "anti-capitalism Pagan" movement.

Philosopher, farmer, and activist Wendell Berry has been fighting for the environment for decades. Here's how he faces the future.

Some Pagans have recently posted that EarthDay is useless (and even a fraud.) John Beckett begs to disagree.

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PaganNewsBeagle Airy Monday April 20

Happy Monday! In today's Airy Monday post we share stories of the ancient past -- hidden beneath our feet. Welcome to the wonderful world of cave cities! (And check out the bonus post on future caves -- off world!) Cave cities: Nottingham, Turkey, Rome, and .... the Moon?

Did you know that the famous city of Nottingham (of "Robin Hood" legend) is actually built on top of a network of more than 500 human-created caverns? These caves might just explain how Robin Hood’s Merry Men came and went from Nottingham Castle so easily. Check out the story here.

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Pagan News Beagle: Faithful Friday, April 17

Welcome back to Faithful Friday, faithful readers! This week we'll be looking at the intersection of religion and society as a whole, particularly in regards to how the law and morality comes into play. Is compelling a Christian baker who believes homosexuality is a sin to make a wedding cake for a gay couple religious discrimination? Or is giving the baker the ability to refuse a license to discriminate? How might you raise a moral robot? These questions and more are addressed in the following stories.

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Pagan News Beagle: Earthy Thursday, April 16

How can we make the world a better place? This is a question many people have asked throughout the ages, with many different answers. For this week's Earthy Thursday we look at those who are trying to create a more sustainable future—either by advancing new technology that's greener and more efficient or by utilizing nature's own solutions—alongside a few other choice stories about humanity's intersections with the natural world.

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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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Pagan News Beagle: Faithful Friday, April 10

It's that time of the week again, when we look around the world to see how religion is affecting and being affected by peoples' lives all over the globe. This week in Faithful Friday we take a look at the intersection of religion and activism—for both good and ill—from the revival of traditional Norse religion in Iceland to the oppression of ethnic minorities for their religious beliefs.

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