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Exploring Paganism

Pagansim includes many paths! Contemporary English-speaking Pagan communities include Wiccan and non-Wiccan witches; feminist Goddess worshippers; ecologically-focused Pagans such as Gaia worshippers and animists; Pagans who focus on gay, lesbian, bi, queer, or transgender identity, such as the humanist or non-theist Pagans; reconstructionist or semi-reconstructionist Pagans such as Ásatrú (or Heathens), Druids, and others who are attempting to reconstruct ancient polytheistic religions; and many more.

Religious Pluralism

Pluralism is the belief that other religious traditions are potentially as legitimate as one’s own and an ethic for living together in a diverse society. While exploring Paganism, you will also benefit from learning more about a various other faiths. Click the links below to explore some helpful resources.

Harvard Divinity School has a wonderful YouTube channel full of great resources!

Global Paganisms
Modern pagan practices extend beyond western Europe and the United States.

HELLENISM IN GREECE

By Zeus!

Careful with Your Labels!


The term "Pagan" may not be as universal as you think. Some Afro-Caribbean traditions such as Haitian Vodou, New Orleans Voodoo, Santería, or Candomblé may consider themselves to be Pagan. others consider themselves to be Christians and are members of  the Catholic church. Many do not call themselves Pagan because they think of Paganism as a "white movement".

Those from Indigenous religions of Africa, North and South America, Asia, and Australia usually use the collective term “Indigenous” or use their own identifiers (e.g., “First Nations” in Canada). They have entirely different historical and cultural origins from contemporary Paganism.

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