Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Witches and pagans in the news

Pagans and witches seem to be in the news quite a bit this week. Here is a short round-up of some of the stories in the press:

The Home Office has granted pagan police officers the right to take days off to celebrate religious festivals such as the Summer Solstice and Samhain: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1276921/Pagan-police-win-right-time-festivals.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

In Estonia, a tourist attraction and site of natural beauty called the Witch's Well, a spring with supposed healing properties, is at centre of environmental battle. Miners want to create an open limestone pit, which protesters say would harm wildlife and damage the site: http://www.mysinchew.com/node/38917

Epping Forest District Museum, in Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, and the Renaissance in the Regions group, are putting on an exhibition on the East Anglian witch hunt of 1645-7. The free exhibition begins on Monday, 17 May, and runs to 27 June: http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/8160108.WALTHAM_ABBEY__Museum_sparks_witch_hunt/

According to The Times Online, tolerance of paganism is now considered to be a symbol of civilised society: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article7122052.ece

2 comments:

City Wiccan said...

Neat articles! Nice to see some positive ones :)

Kante Luis said...

thank you