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Commentary :: Politics
BTL:Pagan Priestess Starhawk Draws Connection Between Spirituality and...
28 Aug 2004
...Political Activism ~ Interview with Starhawk, pagan priestess and nonviolent direct action organizer, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Pagan Priestess Starhawk Draws Connection Between Spirituality and Political Activism

Interview with Starhawk, pagan priestess and nonviolent direct action organizer, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Starhawk is perhaps the best-known pagan priestess in America. She defines pagans as those who understand the earth as a living entity of which all life forms are a part, including human beings. She believes the earth and its inhabitants are under assault largely due to policies being carried out by the U.S. government.

Starhawk's spiritual work is focused on trying to bring about social justice through her writings and participation in non-violent direct action at summit meetings of major political and economic powers, such as the G-8, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, the World Trade Organization and the upcoming Republican National Convention.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus recently spoke with Starhawk in New Haven, Conn., before she spoke at an event sponsored by Democracy Uprising, a march of more than 60 people that began in Boston at the end of the Democratic National Convention in July, and which is due to arrive in New York City a few days before the start of the Republican Convention. The group promotes local activism and independence from the two-party system. Here, Starhawk discusses the relationship between spirituality and political activism and her work on behalf of the non-violent struggle for justice in Palestine.

Starhawk's latest book is "Webs of Power: Notes from the Global Uprising," published by New Society. For information on her writings and current activities, visit her website at

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