Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, Vol 22, No 1 (2020)

Contemporary Paganism in Portugal: The Case of the Pagan Federation International

Daniela Cordovil
Issued Date: 10 Mar 2021

Abstract


This research discusses contemporary Paganism in Portugal by the analysis of the trajectory and actual practices of the Associação Pagã (Pagan association), a local affiliate of the Pagan Federation International. The methodology was ethnographic fieldwork and interviews conducted with the leaders and members of this association. This association is engaged in public debates about laicity and religious freedom, ecological issues, gender diversity, and feminism. They also engage and promote religious rituals at archaeological sites. As a conclusion, the research discusses the role of pagan practices on creating a plural public space in a catholic country.

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DOI: 10.1558/pome.37714

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