Pagan society combats stigmas with education


On Saturday, Feb. 18, in the Warch Campus Center Cinema, the Lawrence University Pagan Society (LUPS) held an informational session. The session was held in order to educate Lawrentians on what paganism is and to dispel some of the false stigmas attached to this religion.

Paganism has existed for a long time, founded before many of the world’s major religions, including Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

However, with the rise of other religions, pagans throughout history were often persecuted. The religion itself almost became lost, but it was rekindled in the 1970s, with the production of Rider-Waite tarot decks and many other things.

“Paganism is basically an umbrella term for a bunch of different religions,” explained the club’s co-president and junior Calyx Moore to the handful of Lawrentians attending the info session. Although there was a small turnout, Moore expected…


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