Religion News

Voodoo Day Celebrates Tolerant Religion

The pagan blog and community website The Wild Hunt reports that New Orleans celebrated an inaugural National Voodoo Day on January 14th.  Voodoo, or voudun, to give it its proper African title, is a syncretic religion, which combines elements of roots from Benin, infused with the indigenous practices of Bulbancha residents, and complemented by the influences of Haitian Vodou and other African Traditional Religions.  Why is this relevant to LGBT+ people?  Well, Wikipedia notes that "Homosexuality in Haitian Vodou is religiously acceptable and homosexuals are

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LGBT+ Jewish Group Founder Awarded MBE

Keshet UK, a project which works with LGBTQIA Jewish people to in its words "ensure no one has to choose between a Jewish and an LGBT+ identity", is delighted to report that one of its founder Trustees, Benjamin Ellis,  has been awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours.

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LGBTQIA+ Catholics Plan Online Meeting

Dignity USA which represents LGBTQIA Roman Catholics and their friends, says "We're pleased to announce our 2024 Online Gathering, to be held on March 16 from 2:00pm - 4:30pm ET/1:00pm - 3:30pm CT/12:00pm to 2:30pm MT/11:30am - 1:30pm PT.

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Secularists Raise Concerns over Circumcision

Doctor Antony Lempert has written a new report for the National Secular Society on the alleged failure of professional medical bodies such as the GMC and even the British Medical Association to adequately push back against religious groups that advocate the circumcision of infant

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Pope Warns Conservative Groups to Find God

The Independent newspaper reports that Pope Francis marked the final holiday of the Christmas Season, Epiphany, with a warning to conservative factions within the Roman Catholic Church that they need to find God in the faces of the poor and marginalised.  The pap

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Queer Spirit, who organise a festival once annually but also link in with many spiritual LGBTQIA groups through the year, report that to lighten the load of January and blast away

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The Campaign for Equal Marriage in the Church of England  reports that major steps were taken in mid December.  They say "On Tuesday 12 December 2023 the House of Bishops met to co

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Religious conservatives often like to portray themselves as victims of intolerance by some kind of gigantic gay, atheist conspiracy.

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"Double Rainbow Happiness"  -  that's the headline to great news from the international network of LGBTQIA Buddhist practitioners called Rainbodhi, as they launch twin groups in th

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A "clear hate crime" from extremist members of a religion that is supposed not to judge others - that was the verdict of many attendees of Witchfest, a long standing pagan event that took place on

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