In this week’s Pagan Community Notes, the US EPA approves a pesticide potentially affecting bees/wildlife, First Nations raise environmental concerns in BC , new one-woman-show about the actress who played the “Wicked Witch” in the Wizard of Oz, and more!
Pagan Community Notes: Suspected embezzlement reported by Maine Pagans, Wiccan prisoner loses federal appeal, and more!
PORTLAND, Maine – Last week, two groups, the Maine Pagan Community and The Order of Maine Druidry, published a public post on social media informing the Pagan and affiliated communities of financial discrepancies uncovered in an audit of EarthTides Pagan Network (ETPN). An Open Letter to the Pagan and Greater Communities
As elders and leaders in the Pagan community, we are obligated to look to the welfare of our community, new seekers and long-term members, of all our varied traditions. We also have a responsibility to the State and our non-Pagan neighbors, friends, and fellow citizens. With this responsibility in mind, we are obligated to report a serious crime and breach of trust. A recent audit of EarthTides Pagan Network’s finances revealed the unauthorized withdrawal of thousands of dollars.
Pagan Community Notes: Wiccan professor files religious discrimination suit, new publishing company announced, and more!
This week in Pagan Community Notes: Wiccan is suing St. Bonaventure University for alleged sex and religious discrimination, a new publishing house focused on hoodoo and conjure, and more!
Pagan Community Notes: South African radio show ridicules SAPRA founder, gathering in Niota, Tenn., and more!
WILDERNESS EAST, WESTERN CAPE, South Africa – Last week, Damon Leff, founding director of South African Pagan Rights Alliance (SAPRA), editor-in-chief of Penton Independent Alternative Media, and a contributor to TWH was interviewed in a segment on Jacaranda FM, ”The Scenic Drive with Rian”. Leff was ridiculed and treated with disrespect. Leff issued the following statement to TWH regarding his experience:
On Wednesday, 29 May, I appeared as an invited guest on ‘The Scenic Drive with Rian’. I was interviewed by Rian van Heerden and his team from 6 to 6.30pm. During the interview I was repeatedly ridiculed and mocked by [Rian] van Heerden and members of his team.
In Pagan Community Notes, the US honors the war fallen, we report on the destruction of the Glastonbury Thorn, a rumor about Sweden banning runes, Berkano Hearth Union disbands and more!
Pagan Community Notes: PUF manages through white supremacist gathering, lawsuit citing 1st Amendment against VA, and more!
In this weeks Pagan community News, the Pagan Unity Festival occured at the same time and same place as white supremacist gathering, Religious materials, including Wiccan materials, removed in VA display and more.