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Pagan News Beagle: Faithful Friday, May 8

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.

For many years the strand of Catholic thought known as "liberation theology" has been at odds with the Church leadership. But recently, under Pope Francis, the Vatican has extended a more welcoming hand. Does this signal a chance in Church politics or merely an effort to include as many of the faithful as possible?

There has been some controversy as to whether or not to categorize atheism as a form of religious thought, but regardless of how you categorize them most Pagans would agree they deserve protection from religious oppression. And that's what Madison, Wisconsin has done, affording atheists the same explicit protections as other religious minorities.

By now you've almost certainly heard of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. But how do local people see the disaster? This article from CNN looks at the Nepalese Hindu majority and Buddhist minority and examines how each religious group has responded.

Beltane has passed but that doesn't mean we can't still talk about it. This article from The Telegraph looks at how modern Britons are reviving ancient traditions once practiced by their ancestors for the annual fertility festival.

What's the difference between blasphemy and bigotry? According to The Atlantic one difference is that blasphemy dissents from within, while bigotry attacks from the outside.

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