Exploring naturalistic spirituality since 1999
Since 1999 we have been a pioneering voice in exploring how a completely naturalistic spirituality can address the kind of profound questions for which people normally seek answers in traditional religions – but in our case, without recourse to supernatural beings, forces and realms.
We have been gradually addressing many of the key individual, social and environmental issues where Pantheism has a distinctive position that can be of help.
Social and environmental issues so far have been nature conservation, sustainable lifestyles, dark skies, teaching of evolution, gay marriage, freedom of religion, and separation of church and state.
Individual issues we have addressed include connecting with nature, pantheist ethics, pantheist therapy, pantheist art, ways of expressing our spirituality, meditation, natural death, and coping with crisis or disaster.
Every issue includes
surveys, personal essays and outstanding messages from our mailing lists on the major theme
inspiring personal statements about Pantheism, which people write when joining the WPM
almanac of upcoming solar and lunar events and special dates
news about the World Pantheist Movement.
Here you can read some of our issues as a guide to what we are about, what we think and do and care about. If you like what you see, please consider joining the World Pantheist Movement as a supporting member. Members have access to the full PAN archives.
Issues are presented in reverse order, and require Adobe Reader for PDF’s.
Coping with Crisis
Faiths and Nations
of Dark Skies
Progress on Gaia
and Gay Marriage
Embodying Our Feelings
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The Earth and Us
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PAN 16 — Autumn 2005
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PAN 15 — Summer 2005
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The Evolution Wars
PAN 14 — Winter 2004
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PAN 13 — Autumn 2004
PAN 12 — Spring 2004
Life’s Too Short
PAN 11 — Autumn 2003
PAN 10 — Summer 2003
PAN 9 — Autumn 2002
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PAN 8 — Spring 2002
PAN 7 — Autumn 2001
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Getting in Touch
PAN Six — Spring 2001
Focus on (re)connecting.
- Members describe how their sense of connection with reality is intensified through sports or other challenging activities
- Sensory meditations on air and on water, by Tom Brower
- Discussion of the problem of naming our beliefs
- Members describe the benefits of getting together
- Announcing WildKids!
PAN Five — Winter 2000
Focus on birth and renewal.
- Essay on the Pantheist way of birth, by Cindy Harmon-Jones
- Highlights of the list discussion on celebrating births
- Essay on meeting other Pantheists, by Ernie Hopkins
- Essay by Ezella Edwards on her long voyage of discovery and spiritual renewal, from Christ to Cosmos
- Annual report to members
PAN Four — Autumn 2000
Focus on sustainable living.
- Survey of the state of the planet, by Paul Harrison
- Essay on Voluntary Simplicity, by Andrew Millard
- Debates on our personal efforts and difficulties in living sustainably
- Action Zone on international peace, and shifting to your energy supplier towards renewables
PAN Three — Summer 2000
Focus on religious freedom.
- Global survey of the state of religious freedom
- Religious freedom in the United States, essay by Walter Mandell
- Commemoration of the martyrdom of Giordano Bruno in February 1600
- Highlights from our list discussion on teaching Pantheism to our children
- Action Zone on saving forests
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PAN Two — Spring 2000
Focus on the millennium.
- State of world religions at the turn of the millennium
- Evolution of the calendar and alternative calendars
- Essay on time and the eternal present, by Sue Williams
- Highlights of our list discussion on “coming out” as a Pantheist to friends and family
- Action Zone on world hunger
PAN One — Autumn 1999
- The solar eclipse
- Midsummer solstice celebrations
- Guest essay by Ursula Goodenough, author of The Sacred Depths of Nature
- Dialogue with the Sea, by Julie Legge
- Action Zone on the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI)
Members of the World Pantheist Movement have access to the full archives of PAN; join here.