PICO California Day of Action August, 23, 2017

by Rev. Rowan Fairgrove, Elder Priestess (Owl Moon Coven, NCLC, COG) [Note: The California Values Act, SB54, ensures that no state or local resources are diverted to fuel any attempt by the federal government to carry out mass deportations and that our schools, our hospitals, and our courthouses are safe spaces for everyone in our community.]… Read More PICO California Day of Action August, 23, 2017

A Reflection on Supremacy and the Interfaith Movement

By Dr. Larry Greenfield, Parliament of the World’s Religions No religion or nation or ethnicity or culture, it seems, has an exclusive lock on it. And victimized groups are everywhere: Tibetans, Ukrainians, citizens of cities in Europe: Paris, Nice, Brussels, Istanbul, Barcelona; Dalits in India, Muslims in too many locations, Indigenous peoples across the globe,… Read More A Reflection on Supremacy and the Interfaith Movement

Statement on Charlottesville by COG National First Officer

The Covenant of the Goddess is firmly rooted in the understanding that hate is an abomination to our spirit and its expression is wholly inconsistent with the basic philosophy of Witchcraft.  As such we weep at the senseless acts of hatred and bigotry demonstrated by the actions of Neo-Nazi, white supremacist groups that had organized… Read More Statement on Charlottesville by COG National First Officer

Statements on Charlottesville Incident from Bay Area Interfaith Organizations

In response to last week’s incident in Charlottesville, Virginia, several Bay Area Interfaith groups have issued statements.  The Bay Area Interfaith Center has collected and posted these statements here: http://interfaithpresidio.ipage.com/blog/2017/08/responding-to-charlottesville/ Thank you, Don Frew (one of Covenant of the Goddess’s Interfaith Representatives) for bringing this to our attention.

ADF Statement on Charlottesville Incident

August 16, 2017 For Immediate Release Ar nDraiocht Fein: A Druid FellowshipTucson, AZ Official Statement on Charlottesville Incident From the ADF Mother Grove: Last Saturday violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia. Neo-Nazis and white-supremacists marched in the name of hate, intolerance, and violence. Heather Heyer, one of the many counter-protestors, died standing up to these monsters and… Read More ADF Statement on Charlottesville Incident

Comic Books and Graphic Novels: Reflecting and Effecting Social Change

By Morgana RavenTree, Social Justice Committee Chair Last month I went to Comic-Con San Diego.  I hadn’t planned to go but at the last minute I was able to get a Professional Badge. I’m not really into Cosplay or the flashy film and TV events in Hall H so I designed my own “social change/social… Read More Comic Books and Graphic Novels: Reflecting and Effecting Social Change

California Senator Kamala Harris and Senator Rand Paul regarding the Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act

Earlier today, I introduced new legislation with Republican Senator Rand Paul to incentivize states to reform their broken bail systems. It is outrageous that someone is released from custody before their trial based on whether they can afford to write a check, not based on whether they present a serious risk to their community. It… Read More California Senator Kamala Harris and Senator Rand Paul regarding the Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act

Chamisa Local Council Issues Statement about the Standing Rock Protests

in December 2016, Chamisa Local Council issued the following statement regarding the Standing Rock protests.  Although the Social Justice Committee only just heard about it, we are publishing it at the request of Chamisa. We who hold the earth and her waters sacred do object in the strongest terms to all attempts to forcibly disperse… Read More Chamisa Local Council Issues Statement about the Standing Rock Protests