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Pagan News Beagle: Faithful Friday, January 29

We take a look at David Bowie's fascination with Buddhism. Progressive Christians argue why they don't want a God who "controls everything." And is Hellboy a Catholic comic? We discuss these issues and more in Faithful Friday, our weekly segment on faiths and religious communities around the world. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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Pagan News Beagle: Faithful Friday, January 8

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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Pagan News Beagle: Faithful Friday, December 18

The Jewish mystical tradition of Kabbalah gains popularity in Britain. Filipinos prepare to celebrate Christmas. And a Muslim woman speaks on how she maintains her faith during times of tragedy. It's Faithful Friday, our weekly segment on news about faiths and religious communities around the world. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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I’ve heard it said that the famous “Witch City” of Salem, MA has five seasons: spring, summer, fall, winter, and October. As a witch from the opposite end of the country, I’ve always wanted to experience that October goodness in Salem. Finally, two days before Samhain, I got the chance.

Part of the experience is the overall vibe of acceptance and openness among the pagans in town. I’m so used to being part of a fringe religion, that to be thrust into a situation where I was among the majority was a sudden and welcome change.   Certainly, not everyone wandering Essex St. and Pickering Wharf that day was a practitioner of Witchcraft, or even Pagan, but they were open and tolerant of my minority religion. Even if they were only doing it for the money, it was still a wonderful feeling.

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    Miles Gerhardson says #
    Wonderful insight....that coincides with "What's good for the goose is good for the gander"....
Pagan News Beagle: Faithful Friday, November 6

Russian pilgrims visit a remote forest shrine. Pew Research reveals the relationship between religious Americans and science. And the tricky balance between community tradition and assimilation is examined by an American Jews. It's Faithful Friday, our weekly take on news about faiths and religious communities from around the world. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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Pagan News Beagle: Faithful Friday, October 16

Hindus around the world celebrate the divine feminine. Vietnamese activists work to improve religious freedom in their country. And what happens to mainstream Christianity when American culture shifts? It's Faithful Friday, our weekly discussion of faiths and religious communities from around the world. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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Pagan News Beagle: Faithful Friday, October 9

The Dalai Lama comes under fire for allegations of sexism. Kurdistan's women fight back against ISIL. And learn the details of the recently celebrated Sukkot festival. It's Faithful Friday, our weekly news segment on religions from around the world. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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