What Does Good Interfaith Education Look Like?

4 10 2016

This was the question posed by an Interfaith activist based in Europe. He had the idea of a collaborative book focusing on Interfaith and education in various European countries. It’s an excellent premise for a thoughtful volume. Unfortunately, I won’t be submitting my essay as part of this as I really don’t think it is necessary for a publisher to demand the copyright of an author’s work – it’s a bit odd, to be truthful; and certainly not something I’ve come across before.

So I’m  left with a little lost and lonely chapter on why Paganism ought to be included in the RME Curriculum in Scottish schools. It’s linked below, for interest. In time, I will link the volume, should it be completed.

a-case-for-pagan-inclusion-in-multi-faith-religious-education-scotland

interfaith-education-essay-docx-updated-jan-19th-2017

*January 2017 update: This has now been accepted as a chapter in a book about Interfaith across Europe after agreeing the copyright of work stays with the author.  I will link the book details and the chapter when it is published. I’ve also updated a set of statistics because I forgot to include the Mormons in an original sum. Sorry, Frank!

June 2019 Update – I’ve discovered that the chapter I wrote is being sold by third parties – without my agreement or any payment to me – for quite considerable sums!  Not sure how to deal with that level of intellectual theft and greed, but in the meantime, here’s the chapter if it is of interest:  Interfaith education essay.docx Updated Jan 19th 2017  

 





John Mac’s Good News – The Scottish Pagan Federation, 13th April 2013.

15 04 2013

John Macintyre, the District Manager and former Presiding Officer of the Scottish Pagan Federation made an important announcement at the SPF’s Annual Conference in Edinburgh on April 13th, 2013:

Six weeks ago the Scottish Pagan Federation was accepted into membership of the Scottish Interfaith Council. It’s taken 14 years of campaigning to get there but it’s quite a useful turning point. Paganism is now recognised and accepted at every level within civic Scotland. To those of you who are members of Scottish PF, thank you; your support means everything in this sort of struggle. To those who are not, remember that Scottish PF can only achieve things when it represents a credible mass of the Scottish Pagan Community. If you’re not a member yet, please think about it.

This is a stunning and welcome piece of news – both congratulations and thanks to John Macintyre  for his amazing hard work and determination on behalf of the SPF.

Scotland – a fine place to be Pagan.

 

 





5 04 2013

I’ll be giving a talk about Seumas O’Sullivan at the Scottish Pagan Federation’s Annual Conference in Edinburgh, on Saturday 13th April. O’Sullivan really is a fascinating man. He was part of the Irish Literary Revival, a Theosophist, a dreamer – and a man very much in touch with the Land, Sea and Sky. He did more than use the myths of Ireland to further political ends – the myths spoke to him and through him. He lived their essence and the Gods spoke through his pen. O’Sullivan truly was a Bard to to the Gods.

If you’d like to find out more, come along, listen and join in. Look forward to seeing some of you there.

http://www.scottishpf.org/conf.html