Pagan Community Notes: Week of December 18, 2023

In this week’s Pagan Community Notes: Art Contest Deadline, update on Pagan Elder Diana Paxson, Ásatrúarfélagið releases a statement on the Israel-Hamas war, Cherry Hill announces professor of the year and Hypatia award recipient, more announcements and Shavo.

Pagan Community Notes: Week of November 23, 2023

In this weeks Pagan Community Notes, US celebrates Thanksgiving Day, The Troth is organizing an International Pagan Day of Prayer and Action for Peace, Red Wheel/Weiser announces acquisitions, holiday events, announcements, and even talking crows.

Pagan Community Notes: Open Halls Project, David Bowie, Spirit Festivals and more.

The Open Halls Project has announced that “the Department of Defense has requested, reviewed and accepted [its] Heathen Resource Guide for Chaplains.” For over seven years, the Open Halls Project, headed by Josh and Cat Heath, has been working diligently to have Asatru and Heathen added to the U.S. Army’s religious preference list. During that process, as Josh Heath explained, his working group was asked to “produce a document explaining the basics of Heathenry.” Heath said, “We produced a document for him modeled on the Army Chaplain’s Handbook excerpt for Wicca. This basic framework assisted us in developing information that was generally applicable to the largest amount of Heathens possible.”