Recently a woman filed a suit against her former employer, Bath & Body Works, alleging that she was fired due to religious discrimination. So far, neither Bath & Body Works nor the manager who fired her have gone on record with a public response, so I will just briefly explain what the plaintiff claims, keeping in mind that this is just one side of the story.
Gina Uberti says she was fired last November after speaking with her manager about a vacation she took. Uberti says that for the past six years, she has taken a week off every year to celebrate Samhain in Salem, Massachusetts, and her absence in 2008 was both planned and approved by a previous manager nearly a year in
As I mentioned a few posts ago here, Cunningham’s Book of Shadows is now in our warehouse and being shipped out to stores all over the world. I thought I’d share the quirky story of its discovery for those of you who haven’t gotten the book yet and read deTraci Regula’s first person account, contained in the appendix.
If you really want to know how we are happening to publish a book by an author who has sadly been in the Summerland for many years now, you’ll have to start with my boss, Bill Krause. Bill is Llewellyn’s Publisher, which means that he oversees the day-to-day operations of acquiring and publishing books. (Carl Llewellyn Weschcke continues as Llewellyn’s owner
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.
If you or someone you know is Pagan and is either in the military or thinking about joining, may I recommend our award-winning book by the wife of a two-tour Iraq War veteran and a member of a Gold Star family, Stefani