My problem with “Pagan Pride”

I like the concept: a celebration of the diversity and beauty of our community. But, really, the name “Pagan Pride” is so unfortunate.   It seems like the originators of the Pagan Pride Project stumbled upon the name, and now we’re all stuck with it, despite the sometimes negative connotations of the word “pride” and…

My problem with “Pagan Pride” was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic

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Becoming Pagan 101

We’re not generally a religion that tries to convert people, but we are sometimes called a religion of converts – even now, very few Pagans grew up in the faith. Pagan Pride Project events might be as close as we come to proselytizing, simply by virtue of being public and publicized events. We’re into Pagan…

Becoming Pagan 101 was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic

Consent culture at Vancouver Pagan Pride Day

Last night, some members of Silver Spiral gathered to rehearse the ritual we’re presenting at Vancouver Pagan Pride Day (VPPD) on September 10th. Jamie Robyn and I had worked to create a very inclusive, accessible ritual that empowered the participants to participate. Our pre-ritual speeches include explicit permission to leave if needed, information on how…

Consent culture at Vancouver Pagan Pride Day was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic

I survived VPPD 2015

The organizer must have said a dozen times on the FaceBook page in posts and comments: “Pagan Pride is on, rain or shine.”     The forecast wasn’t promising, but it is Vancouver, and you never know what’s going to happen.   I joked with the lady at the coffee shop that I need a…

I survived VPPD 2015 was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic

Link roundup: inspiration

Source: Hubblesite.org   Being a part of a diverse religious community of passionate people with strongly held opinions can be challenging. Sometimes it is really easy to get caught up in debates and drama and forget how powerful and beautiful our community can be. As organizers begin working on their local Pagan Pride Days, I…

Link roundup: inspiration was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic