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Statement from the MEC board:

posted Jul 20, 2020, 10:24 AM by Web Master

After further reflection upon our previous statement we (the MEC board) have realized that we were not sufficiently clear on where MEC stands. MEC can not and will not tolerate racism of any kind, explicit or implicit. We stand with and support the fight to end injustice and systemic racism.

  In the recent statement MEC posted, we focused on the actions MEC has committed to in continuing to educate and better ourselves and our community.  We hear and acknowledge that in making that our focus we buried and undervalued the trauma and the severity of the issues faced by people of color and the importance of Black Lives Matter and related movements.  This was not our intention. We Apologize.

  The violence, bigotry and disenfranchisement that people of color face and have been facing for centuries cannot be allowed to continue.  MEC will continue to strive to meet the goal of eradication of these plagues on our society and in our communities.

  Hatred and intolerance have no shelter within our community or at our events and therefore must be actively uprooted. Racists and bigots of all stripes can stay home, they will not be welcome among us.

Statement from the MEC board:

posted Jun 14, 2020, 7:41 PM by Web Master


After further reflection upon our previous statement we (the MEC board) have realized that we were not sufficiently clear on where MEC stands. MEC can not and will not tolerate racism of any kind, explicit or implicit. We stand with and support the fight to end injustice and systemic racism.

In the recent statement MEC posted, we focused on the actions MEC has committed to in continuing to educate and better ourselves and our community.  We hear and acknowledge that in making that our focus we buried and undervalued the trauma and the severity of the issues faced by people of color and the importance of Black Lives Matter and related movements.  This was not our intention. We Apologize.

The violence, bigotry and disenfranchisement that people of color have to face and have been facing for centuries cannot be allowed to continue.  MEC will continue to strive to meet the goal of eradication of these plagues on our society and in our communities.

Hatred and intolerance have no shelter within our community or at our events and therefore must be actively uprooted. Racists and bigots of all stripes can stay home, they will not be welcome among us.

Statement from the MEC board:

posted Jun 12, 2020, 5:58 AM by Web Master

MEC was founded with the goal of making a safe and inclusive community for all as laid out in our mission statement right from the very beginning:

The Magical Educational Council was established for the following purpose: to create community by promoting the sharing of knowledge,experience, and fellowship among people who follow mystical and esoteric traditions.

In order to promote community, we do not include those paths or traditions whose doctrines advocate bigotry and / or violence against others on any basis including but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or religion

It is in the core of what MEC is and what we want to provide the community to stand against racism not only at our event, but in our community and in the world. To this end we had planned on using our Spring Town Hall to start an initiative of creating a community wide Diversity Board, however our plans were cut short by the pandemic that has threatened the health and taken the lives of so many.

This has not stopped our plans, but has delayed them. We are committed to continue to have ConVocation be a place for everyone in our community to feel safe, welcome, included and represented. When we can confirm that it will be lawful and safe to host a Town Hall (hopefully in October) we will be making announcements to invite those who want to help us improve ConVocation and all other events, groups and organizations be as representatively diverse as our community truly is.

In the meantime, know that we understand that we CANNOT understand what people of color have experienced in their lives, but we support you, we are listening to you and we are here for you.

Justice for only some is no justice at all. Black Lives Matter

2021 Class Submission is Now Open!

posted Jun 9, 2020, 9:58 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jun 9, 2020, 9:59 PM ]

Class Submission for Convocation 2021 is now open!

You can submit your Classes here!

Cancellation of Pagan Picnic

posted Jun 9, 2020, 9:55 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jun 9, 2020, 9:56 PM ]

It is with much sadness that we are announcing the cancellation of Pagan Picnic on June 27th, 2020. This decision was not easy to come to, but we, MEC, feel it is necessary for the safety of our community. Initially, when we first started planning Pagan Picnic, we had hoped that everything happening in the world would be behind us, but as time went on, we realized that we could not continue as planned. We hope to see everyone in October at Beyond the Veil

Stay safe everyone!

MEC

Witches Spring Formal

posted Feb 26, 2020, 9:24 AM by Andrew Robinson   [ updated Jun 9, 2020, 9:57 PM by Web Master ]

Michigan Pagan Festival Presents the Witches Spring Formal
April 4, 2020 at the Dearborn Double Tree
(The Day Before the Transition Meeting)

Visit this link for more information

Class Submission Deadline

posted Aug 9, 2019, 7:16 AM by Andrew Robinson

The Class Submission Deadline is Fast Approaching! Deadline is September 1st - get your submissions in ASAP before the time slips away. :)
Psst... don't forget to include a Teacher Bio (you only need do this part once per year)

A reminder on the theme: For 2020 our theme will be based on the Tree of Life sephiroth Gevurah. Our theme is “Through Our Wrath We All Face Judgement.” In Binah, we learned that we must use understanding, in Chesed we worked towards compassion and loving-kindness. With Gevurah, we must recognize that there is a benefit to embracing our wrath and accepting the fact, that not only do we judge others, but ultimately we all must face judgment.

Gevurah is the rule of law that brings order to the world. Justice allows us to overcome all forms of adversaries, from outside and within. Gevurah itself deserves fear and respect as violence is ingrained in its ideal. We may dream of an ideal utopia, but ultimately, in order to succeed in life, we must learn to accept and embrace the often hostile world around us. Learning to work with or through our wrath and anger teaches us how to overcome adversity.

Pre-Registration is Open!

posted Aug 9, 2019, 7:14 AM by Andrew Robinson

Pre-reg is now open! Please follow link below and get that early bird discount!

2020 Class Submission is Now Open!

posted Apr 22, 2019, 12:32 PM by Andrew Robinson

Class Submission for Con 2020 is now open!

Witches Spring Formal

posted Mar 16, 2019, 11:50 AM by Andrew Robinson

Already missing ConVocation?

Come to the MEC Sponsored Witches Spring Formal!

Tommy Tooney spins, Lady Dame and Michelle Belanger empower you in ritual, the vendor's bazaar welcomes you back!

Sat. March 23 at the Dearborn DoubleTree -- get your tickets today!

And don't forget to stay for the Transition Ritual the next day!

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