More than 20 years since the survey that informed Voices from the Pagan Census was circulated, researcher Helen Berger, now working with James R. Lewis and Henrik Bogdan, is conducting a new and updated census of Pagans around the world. Besides demographic information, the survey touches on what “type” of Pagan you are and what you believe in – and don’t worry, the answers are mostly write-in, you don’t have to tick yourself into a box when it comes to the tricky stuff. I estimate the survey takes around 20-30 minutes, depending of course on how detailed you get in your responses. If you have the time, please take the survey and pass it on to Pagan friends. (Note: this does
In exciting news for minority faiths, USA Today reports on the first Buddhist chaplain of the US Army. For those of you who keep up with the news, you’ll remember that back in 2007 one military chaplain who tried to change his denomination from Pentecostal to Wicca was not only denied, but removed from the chaplaincy altogether. So the inclusion of a Buddhist chaplain gives us hope that perhaps, one day, there will be military chaplains representing all minority faiths.
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