What made Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away so special? A popular indie fantasy game inspired by an even more popular title gets a new sequel. And a look at the problems of sexual harassment within fan circles and how to establish a safe space. It's Airy Monday, our weekly segment about magic and religion in popular culture! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
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Afro-Caribbean faiths experience problems at the Rio Olympics. A look at how Hindus in the Midwestern United States. And a discussion of what Buddhism is and isn't. It's Faithful Friday, our weekly segment on faiths and religious communities from around the world! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
Astronomers locate an Earth-sized planet orbiting our nearest stellar neighbor. The role of technology in national parks is examined. And evidence emerges that Tasmanian devils may be evolving resistance to a particularly deadly form of cancer. It's Earthy Thursday, our weekly segment about science and Earth-related news! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
Should there be Pagan school clubs? Is there a proper priority to the relationship between politics and religion? And are Pagans becoming more concerned with the concept of "sin?" These questions and more addressed in this week's edition of Watery Wednesday, our segment on news about the Pagan community. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
Brazil struggles with its ongoing political crisis. Another incident illuminates the ongoing problem of Islamophobic violence. But things might not be as bad as they seem if one takes the long view. It's Fiery Tuesday, our weekly segment on political and societal news from around the globe! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
The spiritual side of Pokémon is explored. We take a look at a few books that feature a classical "adventuring party." And the significance of the "Jedi Mecca" is explained by the director of Star Wars: Rogue One. It's Airy Monday, our weekly segment on magic and religion in pop culture! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
Atheist activists clash with self-proclaimed Jedi. A writer explains what it's like to become a Buddhist. And we take a look at the politics of religion in China. It's Faithful Friday, our weekly segment on faiths and religious communities from around the world! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!