Read our responses to key news stories about pagans, and see our archive of PAN Inc in the news.

Media Releases

  • "We are not interested in converting anyone to our beliefs. The issue for us is simply equity: we think it is fair that we have the same acceptance within the broader community as everyone else. We hope this report will highlight some of the very real issues our community faces."

  • "The media has done its best to put Ms De Avalon on trial in the court of public opinion for her beliefs as well as her actions. I doubt they would bother if she were a Catholic or a Hindu or practically any other religion. What is the big deal about practicing an indigenous European belief like witchcraft? When it comes to the law, people's actions are what matter."

  • "We're making sure the Association complies with or exceeds the expectations of the various state laws that operate around Australia," PAN President David Garland said today. "We run and provide support for many events around Australia for followers of Pagan and nature-based religions. Some of these events cater for families and are open to under-18s. This is an area where we have to get it right."

  • Sunday night on Channel 7 sees Temperance Brennan and FBI agent Booth face one of their strangest cases: an investigation into the mysterious world of Wicca and witchcraft. But have the writers and producers of the hit show ‘Bones’ got their facts straight?

  • "The word is derived from 'Eostre', who was the Germanic goddess of the springtime," PAN President David Garland said today. "Her festival celebrated the return of life and growth to the land with the passing of winter."


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Pagans in the Media

  • NZ Herald

    Some 30,000 Australians call themselves pagans, and the Pagan Awareness Network says it has "faced an uphill battle in its attempts to be included in interfaith initiatives".

  • ABC Radio National

    Paganism has been around in one form or another for centuries. But contemporary paganism has both ancient and modern roots, and while it resonates with current concerns around ecology and the environment, it also poses some profound challenges to basic assumptions about Western culture.

  • The Courier Mail

    A TEENAGE couple will jump through fire and be bound together by rope to show their love as part of a ceremony that dates back to ancient times.

  • SMH 10 March 2010

    Full moon holds special reverence, signifying divine feminine influence or heralding a time of enchantment when the universe can allegedly refuse no mortal requests.

  • SMH 21 June 2009

    For most Australians today will be unremarkable, but for prehistoric pagans standing in rock circles like Stonehenge, the winter solstice was a cosmic event marking the end of one year and the beginning of the next.

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