Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pagan Values Event 2012!

"When we are discussing the Values of Paganism, we are speaking to the deep philosophical and moral pillars of our beliefs; Values, Ethics, and Virtues, the living of a good and moral life as a Contemporary Pagan and of the importance in our lives of these ideas and ideals, and of how we carry these things with us out into our lives in the larger everyday world outside of our rituals and festivals."

Pax, of the blog Chrysalis, has posted the invitation for the 2012 Pagan Values Event:

Welcome to the 2012 Pagan Values event.

Started as a blog carnival in 2009 and expanded into an open event for bloggers and podcasters in 2010, this event lasts the month of June and provides a bully pulpit for Pagans and Polytheists and many others to speak about our Values. In a world where our many faiths and paths are often held up for ridicule or as straw dogs of evil for Fundamentalists, it would be easy to remain silent; especially as articulating our values and how we act upon them challenges the Fundamentalist’s claim of ownership over all Values and Virtues, and can attract unwanted attention from them

However, in not articulating these things we also miss out on the friendships and connections that can arise with like-minded folks of many Faiths and Paths. We miss out on the opportunity to speak the Truth of who we are and what we do. We miss the chance to perhaps bring some much needed change and inspiration to a world in need.

What are the Ethics, the Virtues, and Values that Contemporary Paganism has taught you to cherish, to live, to bring with you in your every interaction with the world? What do you do, inspired by these values? What adventures, or misadventures, has your Paganism and the Values and Virtues and Ethics it has inspired led you too? What and who have you encountered on your spiritual and moral journey as a Pagan? How have you acted upon these Values. What have you done inspired by these Virtues? What wrestling matches have you had when these Ethics encountered the real world?

Write of these things on your blogs, speak of them on your podcasts, share the links with me either in the comments section of the Pagan Values Blogject event announcement post or on the Facebook page for the 2012 event:

I invite you to take part.

What are your Pagan values?  How do you walk in the world as a Pagan? 

(I also welcome guest posts for this project.)

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