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#1 witchwood

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:39 AM

Take a look at this link. Quite interesting. Rather short article considering that they spent the whole day and eve with me. Still it is a positive one.

http://www.patheos.c...-nightline.html

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#2 Whiterose

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:55 AM

Take a look at this link. Quite interesting. Rather short article considering that they spent the whole day and eve with me. Still it is a positive one.

http://www.patheos.c...-nightline.html

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Pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.


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Posted 20 July 2011 - 10:44 AM

Thanks for sharing Simon,,, Short but more positive .. Well done!

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 12:30 PM

Very nice! What got cut out that you wish they'd included?
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 12:37 PM

I thoroughly enjoyed that. Thank you so much for sharing, again a positive !

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:27 PM

Very nice! What got cut out that you wish they'd included?

I was interviewed at work about Paganism in general which was cut out although parts of what was said was mentioned in the narration. The interview at the Naked Man where we held the ritual went on for 40mins covering what we had just done and why. There was no explanation of this but I think that should have been included. All in all it was still a positive piece so they have to cater for thier needs too I guess.


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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:37 PM

Pretty cool. Thanks!

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 03:01 PM

WHAT? A Pagan who is also a respectable, upstanding pillar of the community!! This does not compute....somebody throw in a human sacrifice or some naked cavorting.

No, seriously. I enjoyed seeing that; it was so positive and did the rest of us a lot of good. Sorry they cut so much out.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 06:07 PM

Take a look at this link. Quite interesting. Rather short article considering that they spent the whole day and eve with me. Still it is a positive one.

http://www.patheos.c...-nightline.html

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Break outs some goats blood and lets celebrate!!!! Right on Mate!


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Posted 20 July 2011 - 06:16 PM

Thanks for posting that, very interesting.
It's good to see a much more positive approach taken despite the shortness of the clip.
Don't know too much about the Pagan Police Association but am aware of it's existence. How do you find it? Meaning, I guess, having a supporting body in your workplace?
What sort of role does it play? How is it viewed by your other professional bodies?

Interesting for me being a nurse, some of my colleagues being nurses and health professionals and pagan/heathen.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:51 AM

Thanks for posting that, very interesting.
It's good to see a much more positive approach taken despite the shortness of the clip.
Don't know too much about the Pagan Police Association but am aware of it's existence. How do you find it? Meaning, I guess, having a supporting body in your workplace?
What sort of role does it play? How is it viewed by your other professional bodies?

Interesting for me being a nurse, some of my colleagues being nurses and health professionals and pagan/heathen.

Hi, well as the PPA is less than 2 years old we have had a slow but steady start. Im on the exec committee. We are slowly being accepted by the other bodies involved with the Police and I have to say that it is positive on the whole. Although on an individual basis we do have barriers. An example being when I asked for permission to go to Hertfordshire for the AGM in job time as it was a 3 hr drive away I was turned down by our Assistant Chief Constable. A few months later ACPO acknowledged us as a Staff Association and I have since been asked to give presentation to equality and fairness groups in my force and for advice over a protest at a Pagan moot for a bordering force. Another positive is that Pagans within the force are now "coming out" if that is the right expression and not hiding away which is great.
We are there simply to offer support and advice from officers feeling bullied to senior management as noted above.


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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:52 AM

Hi, well as the PPA is less than 2 years old we have had a slow but steady start. Im on the exec committee. We are slowly being accepted by the other bodies involved with the Police and I have to say that it is positive on the whole. Although on an individual basis we do have barriers. An example being when I asked for permission to go to Hertfordshire for the AGM in job time as it was a 3 hr drive away I was turned down by our Assistant Chief Constable. A few months later ACPO acknowledged us as a Staff Association and I have since been asked to give presentation to equality and fairness groups in my force and for advice over a protest at a Pagan moot for a bordering force. Another positive is that Pagans within the force are now "coming out" if that is the right expression and not hiding away which is great.
We are there simply to offer support and advice from officers feeling bullied to senior management as noted above.


Thanks for that, seems quite a useful association. There is nothing like it that I have found in the U.K regarding nursing apart from the odd blog post.
Pondering on it's usefulness in our business at the moment.
Interesting about the 'coming out' situation.In my experience of my profession many 'come out' to each other, but that tends to be where it stays, quietly usually.
Perhaps we are a lucky few but have'nt experienced bullying based on our beliefs, largely we get any requests we put in for annual leave unless there's organisational issues.
If anything, the likelihood of complaints from other faiths about our beliefs would be the more likely, rather than management issues, in my experience.






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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:28 PM

Nice to see a positive report like that. Thanks for sharing. :-)