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Author Topic: Interfaith Network refuses Druid network  (Read 979 times)

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Interfaith Network refuses Druid network
« on: December 11, 2012, 11:31:13 am »
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3617192.ece

I find this kind of discrimination disheartening... :(
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 12:57:40 pm »
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http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3617192.ece

I find this kind of discrimination disheartening... :(

I talked about this on my podcast (Divine Community) and I'm hoping they'll give me an interview about it soon. It's certainly an interesting one - the Interfaith Network includes Jains and Zoroastrians, both of which have few members in the UK, but the perception of these as world religions allows their inclusion, vs views of Neo-Pagan religions as 'fringe' or even harmful. The latest census data shows there are at least 56,000 Pagans in the UK, and the UK is going to need up figure out how to fit us into its framework of religion - which has always focused on institutional religions, in the past.
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 01:45:50 pm »
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I talked about this on my podcast (Divine Community) and I'm hoping they'll give me an interview about it soon. It's certainly an interesting one - the Interfaith Network includes Jains and Zoroastrians, both of which have few members in the UK, but the perception of these as world religions allows their inclusion, vs views of Neo-Pagan religions as 'fringe' or even harmful. The latest census data shows there are at least 56,000 Pagans in the UK, and the UK is going to need up figure out how to fit us into its framework of religion - which has always focused on institutional religions, in the past.

 
Here's to hoping they do allow you a voice and that interview.
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 02:07:12 pm »
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Here's to hoping they do allow you a voice and that interview.

I should clarify: the interview would be with members of the Druid Network, not the Interfaith Network. We have a very tiny audience that mainly consists of Pagans, but you never know who might hear and reconsider a belief that the so-called 'world' religions are the only valid ones.
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