Recent News

The Covenant of the Goddess issues various press releases on issues that are important to the organization. Below are some of the more recent ones:

Monday, September 21, 2015

Ritual Masks

 

Goddesses Alive!

A Ritual with Masks

at the Parliament of the World’s Religions

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 1:45-3:15 p.m.

Ballroom G

Salt Palace Convention Center

100 South West Temple

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

In homage to Sparky T. Rabbit
In memory of Deborah Ann Light

Drawing from several different contemporary and historical Pagan paths, this performance features costumed performers wearing stunning leather masks created by artist Lauren Raine, each embodying one of 13 goddesses from around the world. Incorporating music and singing, chant, narrative, dance, and direct interaction with attendees, this offering speaks in its own way to the issues of climate change and care for creation, as well as to other current cultural concerns. Indigenous, ethnic, and historical faces of goddesses express respect for women and Nature, and can bring an experiential awareness of the divine feminine.

Conceived and designed by M. Macha NightMare, written by Mary Kay Landon, Aline “Macha” O’Brien, Lee Henrikson, and Holli S. Emore. Featuring songs by Paula Walowitz, Greg Johnson, and Hollis Payer.

Featuring Vivianne Crowley, Lauren Raine, Maggie Beaumont, Jo Carson, Rowan Liles, Anna Korn, Linda “Faelind” Slack, Holli Emore, Heather Greene, Áine Anderson, Wendy Griffin, Diana Kampert, Eileen Dev Macholl, Jerrie Hildebrand, Mana Youngbear, Ruth Barrett, and Jeffrey Albaugh, among others.

www.machanightmare.com www.masksofthegoddess.com

Click for pdf of Goddess Alive! A Ritual with Masks


Thursday, August 6, 2015
Over the past few days, the media have reported that the deaths of three family members in Pensacola, Florida were the result of a Wiccan or Witchcraft ritual killing and tied to a “blue moon.”

There has never been a time when ritual killings had a place in Wiccan ceremonies.  Wicca is centered on celebration of the lunar cycles and the passing seasons of the year.  Our religion recognizes all life as sacred, and murder has no part in Wiccan practice.

The Covenant of the Goddess is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that has represented Witches and Wiccans for 40 years.  Beginning in 1975, the Covenant of the Goddess has worked diligently to secure legal protection for Witches and Wiccans, provide minister credentials, offer education through interfaith outreach or collaboration, and foster community within its membership.


Tuesday, September 1, 2015
CoG Membership Reaches Consensus on Black Lives Matter Statement

At Grand Council for Covenant of the Goddess this year, a breakout committee of members volunteered to work on refining a statement on Black Lives Matter offered in a proposal to the membership.  This is the official statement which was adopted by consensus of the membership.

The Covenant of the Goddess supports efforts to speak out for social justice. Black Lives Matter.

CoG is appalled at the mistreatment and killings of Black, Brown and other minorities in extrajudicial actions. Racism is systemic in American society – in everyday life and in our judicial and penal systems.

People of Color deserve due process under the law that the white majority takes for granted. Law enforcement officers who breach the public trust must be held accountable. More effective communication between communities of color and every part of our justice system is overdue and necessary for real changes to manifest.

The Covenant has formed a committee for Social Justice to explore actions that will lead to equity and justice in the Covenant and beyond. We invite People of Color who are Witches, Wiccans, Pagans, and other allies, to share with us your concerns about social injustices and the disparity of privilege because we care and Black Lives Matter. 

The Covenant of the Goddess is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that has represented Witches and Wiccans for 40 years.  Beginning in 1975, the Covenant of the Goddess has worked diligently to secure legal protection for Witches and Wiccans, provide minister credentials, offer education through interfaith outreach or collaboration, and foster community within its membership.