A Presidential First: Happy Diwali

From the YouTube description:

On Wednesday, President Obama observed the auspicious holiday of Diwali, or festival of lights, in the East Room of the White House. The occasion marked the first time that an American President has observed the holiday.

Thank you, President Obama, for doing your part to help us all remember that this nation is made up of many different faiths, some familiar and some unfamiliar.  We here at the Hail Columbia Project would also like to wish our Hindu, Sikhs, Jain, and Buddhist friends …

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Press Release: DC Pagans to Hold Halloween Ceremony

DC Pagans to Hold Halloween Ceremony Countering the
New Apostolic Reformation Cursing Prayer Campaign
On October 30th in Lafayette Square Park

Silver Spring, MD, October 19th, 2011   Priestesses and priests from the Washington, DC Pagan community will hold a Celebration of the Divine Feminine and Religious Freedom in Lafayette Square Park across from the White House on Sunday, October 30th, 2011, as a protest to the New Apostolic Reformation’s 51-day prayer campaign targeting Pagans, Wiccans, Witches, Druids, Heathens, and other Goddess-worshipers nationwide.

The New Apostolic Reformation …

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The Turtle Island 42 Initiative: Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Turtle Island 42 Initiative: Defending Religious Pluralism in America

Contact:

Professor Ukumbwa Sauti
[email email=ukumbwa@gmail.com]
781-492-4392
Rev. Galina Krasskova
[email email=krasskova@gmail.com]
831-383-8255

FIGHTING BACK: INDIGENOUS RELIGIONS TAKE A STAND AGAINST DC40
“The New Apostolic Reformations’s DC40 Campaign is anti-American and anti-human.”

The Turtle Island 42 Initiative (TI42) has been created out of the work of contemporary Pagans and Heathens, polytheists, and indigenous elders in response to the New Apostolic Reformation movement’s upcoming onslaught against religious liberty, titled DC40.  TI42 is being facilitated by Rev. Galina Krasskova, a …

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Rick Perry and the New Apostolic Reformation

Various media outlets throughout America and elsewhere have reported what many have long expected:  Texas Governor Rick Perry has entered the 2012 race to be the Republican nominee for President of the United States.  Already, there are polls and analyses cropping up that indicate that Gov. Perry has the chops to truly shake up the political field on the right.

This is particularly worrying considering his ties to the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement.  On Wednesday August 10th, Rachel Maddow on MSNBC gave a succinct description …

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Plans for the Hail Columbia Blog

While we’re just getting started around here, we do have some plans.  These are all pretty tentative at the moment, but here’s what we’re thinking:

We’d like to get some famous people to write articles for us.  Articles where they talk about how America’s religious freedoms have allowed them to grow, prosper, and share their beliefs with others.  Articles where they explain how they’ve had to defend their freedoms against the assaults of others.  Articles where they share with us stories of standing with others to …

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Call for Coordinators!

We’re starting to get things up and running around these parts.  First thing we’re looking to do is start gathering some coordinators for state and regional event coordination.

Coordinator’s Role

Basically, if you’re coordinating all you have to do is be willing to get some contact information up on this site and then respond to emails as they come in.  Pretty much all we require is that you’re over 18, but beyond that as long as you’re willing we’re happy to have you on the team.

If you’re …

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Coming Soon!

The Hail Columbia Blog is coming soon.  We’re focusing on some of the other areas on our site before we get this up and running, but if not before then probably on August 1st we’ll start trying to post information here regularly about the actions and efforts of our the project, its administrators, and our projects.

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