Thursday, August 30, 2012

This webspace is dedicated to creating a central space of communication, information, connection, and networking for the pagans and like-minded folks who learn, teach, and work at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.

This is an exciting time to be a pagan.  The interactions with mainstream religious communities here at the GTU are opening doors and changing both how we are seen by the world and how we see ourselves.  There are scholars here studying the emergence and evolution of the Goddess tradition as well as vocational students studying to obtain MDiv degrees and potentially becoming ordained in more established religious communities to further their ministry and work in the world as pagan clergy.  New relationships are developing every day as we learn to work beside within these primarily Christian spaces.  There is a lot to discover on all sides and the presence of the Center for Islamic Studies, the Institute for Buddhist Studies, and the Center for Jewish Studies only creates a richer and more complex conversation.  Each day there are more discoveries and new ideas on what we can all accomplish together.

Yes, it is an exciting time to be a pagan.