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Pagan News Beagle Fiery Tuesday Feb 24

On Fiery Tuesdays the Pagan News Beagle highlights stories of activism as they affect Pagan culture. Today we highlight the recent Pantheacon conference, and on reactions to a specific incident that highlighted ongoing concerns over racism in our communities.

This year's Pantheacon festival had many wonderful events (covered by many PaganSquare bloggers) and one very notable controversy. This blog post describes the core of the controversy, (and is also the location of an apology by the authors of the document in question.)

Patheos Pagan blogger Crystal Blanton describes how she experienced the situation at PCon as a POC (Pagan of Color) in this post.

Another analysis of this incident (and the place of activism in Paganism in confronting oppression) by T Thorn Coyle is presented on her blog here.

Sara Amis takes a different approach to the controversy by examining the power and sacred purpose of satire. As part of her analysis, she notes: "Other people don’t have to react or feel or see the world exactly the way I do in order for me to have compassion and respect for them." 

Although not directly related to to PCon, this document asks "Does witchcraft always side with the oppressed against the oppressors?" The Wild Hunt founder (and now editor emeritus) Jason Thomas Pitzl says: "Yes!" What do you think of his Witches' Manifesto?


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