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Pagan News Beagle: Watery Wednesday, July 20

We take a look at Paganism in Poland. Luthaneal Adams shares an open letter about bigotry within Paganism. And the heartbreaking condition of Pagans in prison is examined. It's Watery Wednesday, our weekly segment for news about the Pagan community around the world. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle.

When we discuss European Paganism we're usually talking about Pagans in Britain, Scandinavia, or Germany. But Paganism has a fairly strong presence in Eastern Europe as well. The Wild Hunt presents a look at Paganism in Poland, the Catholic heartland of Eastern Europe.

We Pagans often pride ourselves on being open-minded and welcoming people. And for the most part that's true. But that doesn't mean our community is free of problems like racism, sexism, or transphobia. At Pagan Dawn, Luthaneal Adams explains the importance of exposing and combating these problems within our community.

For those with an interest in Heathenry you might want to check out this new post by Hüginn's Heathen Hof, which explains what forn sed is and how it relates to concepts in other religions.

Can you separate religion and politics? Many believe you can, but not Ginger Drekisdottir. At Gods & Radicals she explains why, in her opinion, Paganism can never be entirely apolitical.

People of every religion can end up in prison. But how they're treated in prison may well differ depending on what religion they adhere to. Broadly takes a look at the depressing situation of most Pagans in prison, who face considerable hardship for their beliefs.


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