A few shots of whiskey in, an old friend I hadn’t seen in awhile and I decided to do a tarot reading on the upcoming US presidential election. We are both a bit obsessed, checking FiveThirtyEight (the website that focuses on opinion poll analysis) regularly (and I confess in my case sometimes multiple times a day). She has also been doing multiple divinations using I Ching and Runes. As is often the case with divination she never got conclusive answers much to her consternation.
Maybe it was naïve of me, but it never occurred to me before this morning that a person could be a racist feminist.
Personally, I find all forms of oppression and bullying equally abhorrent. I believe all humans (all sentient life, really) deserve love and respect from the beginning to the end of their lives, no matter what they look like, who they love, how much they have, what language they speak, or what they believe.
What does Hinduism have to say about same-sex marriage? What's it like living as a black Muslim in America? And is the name Confucianism really a misnomer for the ancient Chinese religion and philosophy? 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!
A writer wonders what it takes to get people excited about climate change. The impact of solar energy on poor farmers is examined. And the refugee crisis brings out some of the worst political elements in Germany. 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 fallout from the Paris attacks from last week continues. Japan and the United States seek to resolve a longstanding dispute about military bases in Okinawa. And actress Emma Watson bonds with Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai. It's Fiery Tuesday, our weekly segment about political and societal news from around the globe! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
We take a look at how the Romans interpreted foreign deities. A modern witch describes how her religion makes her feel empowered. And the importance of confronting racism within the Pagan community is explained. It's Watery Wednesday, our weekly take on news relating to the Pagan community. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!