Pagan Community Notes: Global Wicca Summit, Wiccan Together, World Goddess Day and more

TWH – The Global Wicca Summit begins Monday at 6:30 PM CT. According to the event page, the summit is “a cyberconference, utilizing a series of resources, including live broadcasts, video and audio, allowing anyone, anywhere to participate. Localities may have physical meetings as well, to share the online resources. Through this sharing of resources, we want to reach Wiccans worldwide, to have a discussion of the state of the Wicca in the world.”  Organizers say that the central question is: “Is Wicca a global faith?”

Organized by Witch School International, the event will open with a welcome by Rev. Don Lewis followed by a prayer and ritual by Rev. Stephanie. The evening will continue with interviews and lectures, all broadcast over various forms of digital media, and the summit will be ongoing until September 10. The schedule is posted on The Daily Spell website.  Guest speakers include Rev. Selena Fox, Rev. Apu Adman Aghama, Jason Mankey, Phyllis Curott, Arch Priestess Belladonna Laveau, Oberon Zell, Rev. Ebils Correllian HP,  Rev. Ayra Alseret  and more.  *   *   *

TWH – Wiccan Together, a social media site devoted to the Wiccan community, recently announced its return. The site, which boasted 74,635 members as of August 2018, had shut its doors in July 2017.  According to various sources, the original creator, who is reportedly named Eric, shut the site down.

Pagans challenge Bloomfield New Mexico’s Ten Commandments monument

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. — It is all over the mainstream news from local papers to The Washington Post: “Wiccans Sue City over Ten Commandments.” Yes this story is true. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico filed a lawsuit in February on behalf of two Wiccan practitioners who were offended by the installation of a Ten Commandments monument on City Hall property in their hometown of Bloomfield, New Mexico. The lawsuit went before a U.S. District Court Monday drawing national media attention. The narrative isn’t new but the players are. Wiccans fill the plaintiffs role instead the widely expected Atheists or Humanists.