Posts Tagged ‘Crucifix’

News & submissions 6/30/2010

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Is Italy right to fight for crucifixes in classrooms?
Tons of comments coming in on Italy’s decision to fight to keep crucifixes in classrooms in the face of a European court ruling that such symbols violate students’ religious freedom rights. Here’s one that applaud’s Italy’s effort: Read full story from

Annual fairy congress draws diverse crowd
CARLTON — A few have seen fairies. Others have heard them. And many more are hoping, one day, to connect with their realm.

The three kinds of humans made their way to the 10th Annual Fairy & Human Relations Congress west of Carlton over the weekend. Read full story from

Statues of chiefs and peace park envisioned near Zion
ST. GEORGE, Utah – A peace park featuring a collection of sculptures that represent a grand council of famous chiefs from across Indian country is envisioned near Zion National Park by Four Winds, a group working to bring the idea to reality. The park is to serve as a center of Native wisdom and cross-cultural healing. Read full story from

Concern over Long Man ‘desecration’
THE LONG Man of Wilmington has had a phallus painted on it and efforts are being made to remove the heavy-duty paint as soon as possible.

The addition appeared on Friday morning (June 18) and was spotted by many dog walkers and motorists driving along the A27.
While it raised a smile and giggle among some passers-by, others have been upset by the vandalism and the Sussex Archaeolo gical Society, which is responsible for the historical site, is now working to remove the outline. Read full story from

Michelangelo hid brain image in chapel, scientists say
The great Italian Renaissance artist dissected cadavers to familiarize himself with the human body, so he could better paint it. And, according to a new analysis, he included a representation of the brainstem in his representation of God on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which he painted from 1508 to 1512. Read full story from

Protest at Brighton Centre as doctors vote to ban homeopathy on NHS
Scores of pro-homeopathy supporters demonstrated outside the Brighton Centre today ahead of doctors voting on whether homeopathic remedies should be banned on the NHS. Read full story from

News & Submissions 11/4/2009

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Dan Halloran Wins, Alice Richmond Loses
It looks like a split decision last night in the battle of the Pagan candidates, resulting in a historic win for Republican candidate Dan Halloran. In a very close race Halloran defeated his Democratic opponent by a margin of 1300 votes to become the next New York City Councilman for District 19. This is a dramatic win for the beleaguered Theodsman, and his victory represents a dramatic first for modern Paganism, the first openly Pagan/Heathen candidate to gain an important political office. We await an official statement from Halloran, in the meantime, you can read congratulations from his supporters, and commentary from a snarky but somewhat humbled Village Voice (not to mention a peeved-sounding Steven Thrasher). Read full story from The Wild Hunt

Tanzania’s albinos celebrate death sentences for body part killers
Ngeme Luhagula has not had a peaceful night’s sleep since she saw her daughter hacked to death before her eyes two years ago. Read full story from

Google Sued For Sexual, Religious Discrimination
Google (NSDQ: GOOG), an organization that received top marks in 2009 for respecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, is being sued by James Bara, a Georgia-based former employee for sexual and religious discrimination in violation of the Civil Rights Act. Read full story from

Celebration provides a different goodbye
Swaying to an animalistic rhythm, dancers led the crowd at Caras Park in an enticing limbo, ensuring the uncertainty of death was celebrated with lively revelry. Read full story from

Expert Speaks Out About Cult Findings Found in a San Juan Home Raid
HIDALGO COUNTY – Alfredo Murillo considers himself a spiritual guide; an expert in many religions and faiths, even in what he calls dark and white magic. Read full story from

Strategic shamanism and the new world order
Many will know of the dream behind the First Earth Battalion through The Men Who Stare at Goats. But, as part of Jon Ronson’s takeover, Jim Channon explains that it’s the government and large corporations who really need to hear the message Read full story from

Italy in uproar over court ruling against crucifix
STRASBOURG/ROME (Reuters) – The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that Italian schools should remove crucifixes from classrooms, sparking uproar in Italy, where such icons are embedded in the national psyche. Read full story from