Sikhs fight against persecution, finding an ally among Muslims. Atheists try to distance themselves from Richard Dawkins and other atheist "extremists." And the Mormon roots of the occupation of the standoff with militants in rural Oregon is examined. It's Faithful Friday, our weekly segment on news about faiths and religious communities from around the world! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
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Cubans celebrate their dual faiths of Catholicism and Santería. The dwindling Parsi (Zoroastrian) community of Pakistan struggles to survive. And online atheists grapple with sexism in their movement. It's Faithful Friday, our weekly discussion of religion and religious communities from around the globe. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
Welcome back to Faithful Friday! This week we've done something a bit unusual and have gathered several stories about the irreligious, rather than the faithful. Follow below to read about the rising number of atheist politicians, the blow dealt to lawmakers concerned with religious law by Obergefell v. Hodges, and the impact of "nones" (the religiously unaffiliated) on the modern Republican Party of the United States. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
One of the primary aspects of many a religion is "theology" or the practice of studying and organizing the nature of the divine and other religious ideas. How then might theology be applied to Paganism? Or, as Gus diZerega asked recently, should it be applied at all? We take a look at theology and other forms of religious studies both within and outside of Paganism today, along with other stories. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle.
Faith is a fact of life for many. But the plurality of voices and ideas is one for all of us. How then do you reconcile your deepest held convictions when they run contrary to those of others? Today's stories take a look at the many ways people of different beliefs come together... or not.
Today's Faithful Friday edition celebrates the many religions of our world. This week, we've got legendary women of Germanic Yuletide; "pagan" traveler portraits; ancient religions of the MidEast; is religion inherently violent; faith-free ritual.
Germanic female figures of the Yuletide holidays are featured in this post. How many are you familiar with? Do your holiday traditions include any of these customs?...
It's Faithful Friday and we've gathered stories on spirituality and religion from around the world. A tribute to Margot Adler, how do we pass along Paganism to the next generation, Lammas, modern atheism and much more. Happy Lammas and enjoy the weekend!
Peg Aloi suggests a fitting memorial for Margot Adler in Central Park, New York City....