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A Letter To My Daughter

A PumkinHead in the White House

A Real Bad Day For Witchcraft

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The Aftermath of Columbine High School

Beating A Not-So-Hasty Retreat

Behind Enemy Lines

Breakfast Will Be Served In Fifteen Minutes...

Building a Circle of Trust

But What Will People Think?

By Their Furniture, Ye Shall Know Them

Caution: Restricted Area

Cleaning Out The Junk Drawer

Community Power Who Holds it?

Community Thoughts on Tempest Smith

Compelling without the Yelling

Confessions of a News Junkie

The Consistancy of Change...

Control-F

Coping with Grief

Cramming It Down Our Throats...

Damned if you do and Damned if you don't

Declaring Your Personal Independence Day

Did Your World Change Too?

Dreaming in The Dark...

There is No Zuul

There's a Rabbit In The Moon...

Excavating the Dinosaur Altar

Fair Use, Copyright and the Pagan Net

Feeding Our Young

The First Day

Gather 'Round The Fire

Getting Back To Nature

Getting Back To Normal

Getting Rid of What Bugs You

Gifts That Keep On Giving...

The Giving Circle

Gods In A China Shop...

Good And Evil: In The Shadow Of Littleton And The Garden Of The Gods.

Good Will Toward Men

The Great Hamster Myth

Happy Beltaine!

Happy Brigid's Day Everyone!

The Heart of A Mechanic

Helping Hands

Helping Our Own

Hidden Hatred Haunts Pagans

Home is Where the Spirit Is

Homosexuality and Public Policy

The Household of Priests and Priestesses

If The Hissy Fits

In A Mirror Darkly...

In Your Dreams

The Internet Reaches beyond Washington

It All Happens Locally

It Is Your Destiny

It's Maypole Week 'Round the World

It's Tribal Time!

January Arrives Wearing A White Coat

Judging Amy -- Wren's Thoughts

Killed a Goat Today

Knot Charming

Learning How To Fly

Life With Mikey

Listening To The Story

Listening To The Woods

Living In A Banana Republic

Living Through A Drought

Logging On and Speaking Out!

The Long and Short Of It

The Love of Ordinary Things

Mabon... a Man for all Seasons

Magick's Arrow

Mamas, Don't let your Babies...

The Media Story Is Often Not The True One

Mercury Has Left the Building

Minding Your News P's and Q's

Mixed Blessings


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Author: Wren
Posted: July 31st. 2000
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...is a distinct honk of utter disbelief directed at the once respectable organization known as the United Nations.

More than 1,000 religious leaders have been invited to attend a Millennium World Peace Summit at the United Nations next month, but NOT the Dalai Lama. It seems that while the Tibetan Buddhist leader, IS a religious leader respected and admired the world over for his spiritual views on non-violence and tolerance for others, his inclusion in the Peace Summit may -are you ready for this? - upset the Chinese. ''China would object vehemently to his presence here because they consider Tibet their territory and the Dalai Lama challenges that,'' said U.N. spokesman Fred Eckhard.

If the Dalai Lama, one the most highly revered spiritual leaders of this century AND a 1989 Nobel Peace Prize recipient (for Goddess sake!) can be black-balled because our newest bestest trading buddy, China, might get 'upset', then the inmates have truly taken over the asylum. It's just plain crazy-as-a-loon politics. If those religious extremists in our government and on our television sets-you know, the very ones who are always blowing Gabriel's horn in our faces- do not rise up to protest this travesty, then we all will know just how much it takes to make them forget all about their holier-than-thou ponyride crusade to make the world a better place.

"It is natural and just for nations, peoples and individuals to demand respect for their rights and freedoms and to struggle to end repression, racism, economic exploitation, military occupation, and various forms of colonialism and alien domination. Governments should actively support such demands instead of only paying lip service to them." -(His Holiness the Dalai Lama, (UNESCO) Meeting, Paris, February 1999)

Paying lip service to that 90% of a cash windfall-not to mention the millions of potential converts- that doing business with China may bring their way could be considered well worth the 10% tithe it may take to get the god of the religiously extreme politicians to look the other way on this one.






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