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PaganNewsBeagle Watery Wednesday Community News August 27

This edition of our Watery Wednesday feed features news from the Covenant of the Goddess; an update on the continuing legal battle over the Matreum of Cybele; a call for submissions to a new Pagan traditions anthology; and two stories on the drought in the American west.

Covenant of the Goddess (a national Wiccan organization) accomplished a lot at their yearly Merry Meet convention, including establishing an Award for Outstanding Service; honored military Pagans; established an educational committee to fight sexual abuse; and adopted a formal statement on environmental issues. Read all the press releases from Merry Meet for all the details.

The Wild Hunt reports that legal battle between Pagan convent Matreum of Cybele and the Town of Catskill is at a perilous stage: though winning in court, the Matreum appears to be losing out to the deep pockets of the city administration.

Patheos Pagan blogger Tara Miller announces a call for submissions for a new collection of writings on Pagan traditions.

In the realm of actual water, we have two stories today on the drought conditions across the American West. California, it seems, has awarded five times as much in water rights to farmers, cities, and others than actual exist in its aquifers. Unless the drought breaks soon, the Mother of All Legal Battles may soon erupt over the increasing rare resource.

This story from Yes! magazine highlights a project by Lakota women to store and conserve water in their homeland, which is currently gripped by a multi-year drought (and threatened by climate change.)


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