Thursday, March 27, 2014

I mansion Press Call for Papers for Pagan Leadership: An anthology on Group Dynamics, Healthy Boundaries, and Community Activism

Call for Papers for Pagan Leadership: An anthology on Group Dynamics, Healthy Boundaries, and Community Activism

Posted on March 26, 2014
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E-mail for inquiries and submissions: 

Shauna Aura Knight ; please put “Immanion Press Leadership Anthology Submission” in your subject line.

Megalithica Books, an imprint of Immanion Press (Stafford, U.K./Portland, OR, U.S.A) is seeking submissions for Pagan Leadership: An anthology on Group Dynamics, Healthy Boundaries, and Community Activism

Deadline for submissions: September 1 2014.

The words “Pagan Leadership” are often met with scorn and tales of failed groups and so-called Witch Wars. And yet, as our communities grow and mature, we find ourselves in dire need of healthy, ethical leaders. Anyone who has been in a group that said, “Let’s just not have any leaders or power issues,” has seen what doesn’t work. But what does?

This anthology will explore leadership for real Pagans and real groups. We’re looking for essays and articles that detail leadership success stories, best practices, and ways you have worked through challenges and obstacles. Our specific focus is on techniques to help Pagans build healthier, stronger, and more sustainable groups and communities. We’d like to see a combination of hands-on how-to, personally-inspired, and academic pieces that will offer readers tools they can use in their own groups.

What resources do you have now that you wish you’d had when you stepped into leadership? What problems have you faced and overcome? How have you faced the unique difficulties of grassroots Pagan leadership? What are tools and techniques that have worked? Essays and articles should be 1500-4,000 words.

We’re also looking for brief (500-1000 words) personal stories of what we might call leadership disasters—community blow-ups that you’ve personally witnessed or even mistakes you’ve made as a leader. With few exceptions, these would be published anonymously (not naming names/locations) in order to illustrate, through the personal voice of storytelling, the need for leadership education through the power of storytelling. These stories do not need to be formally written; they should simply tell a story about problems you experienced that caused a group to blow up. Note: We prefer shorter pieces for this, but up to 2,000 words might work.

- See full call: http://www.magicalexperiments.com/call-for-papers-for-pagan-leadership-an-anthology-on-group-dynamics-healthy-boundaries-and-community-activism/

Monday, March 17, 2014

Cherry Hill Seminary Seeks Chair of Theology and Religious History.

Chair of Theology & Religious History

Position:  Chair of the Department of Theology and Religious History
Effective Date: to begin May, 2014 for one year with possible renewal
Minimum Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Masters in Divinity or other terminal degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution; support for core values of Cherry Hill Seminary and Pagan-centered ministry; experience working constructively with those in the Pagan community; comfort with web-based classroom and other communications technology needed to deliver high quality courses, such as Moodle and Skype, or willingness to learn via tutorial offered by CHS; access to both computer and telephone; regular access to high speed internet
DUTIES: Oversees course offerings:  including scheduling, faculty hiring, supervision, and evaluation; syllabi review; course development; other tasks as assigned by the administration

TIME: 
Approximately ten hours a week, flex-time
COMPENSATION: Free tuition each semester in one class offered at Cherry Hill Seminary, the opportunity to teach an occasional course and receive regular faculty fees, and the knowledge that you are helping to build a lasting institution that reflects your goals and values.  Unfortunately, this is all that can be offered at the current time.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Your letter of intent; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; official transcript from institution awarding M. Div. or highest degree.
Letters of intent should be sent to wgriffin@cherryhillseminary.org. Hard copies of all letters and original transcripts should be sent to Cherry Hill Seminary, P.O. Box 5405, Columbia, SC  29250-5405
Cherry Hill Seminary prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, or sexual orientation and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment. Furthermore, Seminary policy includes prohibitions of harassment of students and employees, i.e., racial harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation for filing complaints of discrimination.
For more information about teaching at Cherry Hill, go tohttp://www.cherryhillseminary.org/faculty_teaching.html

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Ecology Center in Berkeley has jobs!

Administrative Assistant
Education & Engagement Program Manager
Development Director and Youth Development Program Manager openings soon!
See: http://ecologycenter.org/jobs/

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

AAR Board of Directors adopt a statement in support of academic freedom and Wendy Doniger.

"On February 4, 2014, after four years of legal action, Penguin Books / India settled a lawsuit that alleged that one of its publications, The Hindus: An Alternative History, written by Professor Wendy Doniger, was “defaming Hindus and Hinduism....” Read the statement.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Call for Artists for PSR Vagina Monologues

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES IS COMING TO
THE PACIFIC SCHOOL OF RELIGION APRIL
12TH AND WE ARE DOING AN ART
EXHIBITION AND RECEPTION IN
CONJUNCTION WITH THE SHOW.
THE EXHIBITION THEME IS: MY MONOLOGUE
ALL ARTISTIC MEDIUMS, PHOTOGRAPHY,
PAINTING, FILM, SPOKEN WORD POETRY,
SCULPTURE, ETC...ARE WELCOME.
EMAILQUESTIONS AND SUBMISSIONS TO
SMCCUNE@SES.PSR.EDU
SUBMISSION DEADLINE MARCH 28, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Ardantane offering: Astrology series $60.

ASTROLOGY FOR PAGANS ONE
School of MAGICK AND WITCHCRAFT – Fee $60
March 4, 11, 18, 24, 2014; 9pm EST8pm CST7pm MST6pm PST
Barbara Millios, creator of the popular online column The Mystic Moonbeam

Astrology doesn’t have to be hard! If you are interested in the stars but daunted by the complicated terminology and math, this is the class for you!
Explore astrology from a down-to-Earth Pagan perspective, including your relationships with the planetary deities, becoming aware of the energy tides around you, and how to perform astrological divination. Evaluate your personality using your unique birth chart, and experience the night sky in a whole new way.

Prerequisite for Astrology for Pagans II, which starts on April 29.

See Ardantane.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Interns sought for Cauldron Farm in central Massachusetts.

Cauldron Farm
Location: Cauldron Farm, Hubbardston, MA
Website: cauldronfarm.com
Description: Nestled in the shadow of Mount Wachusett in central Massachusetts, Cauldron Farm is an organic pagan-owned farm and homestead on 18 acres of densely wooded swamp. We (Raven, Bella, Josh, Julie, Elizabeth, and various and sundry other visitors/family/animals) run this place on very little money and a whole lot of love and faith. We keep goats, sheep, chickens, and rabbits. We experiment with alternative energy; and host retreats. We are activists for the transgender and intersex communities. We do handcrafts of various kinds, and make pagan prayer beads. Cauldron Farm hosts several retreats every year for various groups. We have a large ritual field out back with a laid stone labyrinth, a large fire pit, and primitive camping for around 80. Cauldron Farm is the centerpoint of the First Kingdom Church of Asphodel, an eclectic neo-pagan group that holds regular open ceremonies and rituals in central Massachusetts. We also run Asphodel Press, a publishing collective for small-market pagan books and religious devotionals.
Applicants: Cauldron Farm welcomes interns to live on the farm, help with chores and handcrafts, facilitate retreats and rituals, and work for Asphodel Press. The only limitations are the Cauldron Farm House Rules, available on the Cauldron Farm website.
Application dates and deadlines: Available on a rolling basis. Application deadline open.