Thursday, December 25, 2008

Cuhulain for Person of the Year

Dear Friends:

The daughter of a Wiccan who corresponds with me sent this in to me yesterday. She's nominated me for an award, apparently. Thanks Allyson!


Kerr Cuhulain for Person of the Year By Allyson Antoniades-Wood

Charles Ennis is better known to the Pagan community as Kerr Cuhulain. Mr. Cuhulain is a retired Vancouver police officer. I think he is very brave and an honest man. He collected money for Katrina survivors. He is an author of five pagan books, and regularly contributes articles to WitchVox, a huge networking website to connect pagans all over the world. So far, he’s done a lot.
He supported the Tempest Smith case and the Headstone campaign two very important issues in the Pagan community. Tempest was a 12-year-old girl from Michigan, who committed suicide because she was bullied by her classmates. Sgt. Patrick Stewart died in the line of duty in Afghanistan, and was denied his military emblem of faith, a pentagram, on his headstone as it was refused recognition by veteran affairs. This shows how much Cuhulain cares about the pagan community.

As a police officer, Kerr had many assignments, such as: “Emergency Response Team, hostage negotiator, child abuse investigator, gang crime unit, and the mental health Emergency Services Unit.” Kerr was an officer for twenty-nine years. He helped in emergency calls to save the day. Before retiring he earned a Governor General’s Exemplary Service Medal.

Kerr Cuhulain helped create the Officers of Avalon, an organization representing Neo-Pagan professionals in the emergency services (police, firefighters, emergency medical tech, etc.) Avalon Cares was a project for Hurricane Katrina relief to help Katrina survivors. The Officers of Avalon were able to collect 35,000 dollars in 2 weeks for the Katrina survivors. They collected money, food, and clothes for the survivors. Avalon also paid for replacement uniforms for the New Orleans police.

As an author of many Pagan books, Kerr wrote books like: Law Enforcement Guide to Wicca, Witch-Hunts, Wiccan Warrior, Full Contact Magick and Magickal Self Defense. These books explain how to empower ones self. His work is unique and unlike any other pagan authors’. Most pagan authors write books on how to become a pagan.

Kerr Cuhulain is a great influence on the pagan community. He supports the community by getting involved. As a young pagan, this is important to me because I would like someone like him to be on my side. Sometimes, I worry if any of my friends would pick on me if they knew my religion. Learning about this inspires me, makes me want to get involved and help people in my community.

Mr. Cuhulain is cool guy, and a great writer. He emailed my Mom and even sent me pictures to help with this assignment, which I really appreciate! I would love to meet him in person. That’s why he has my vote for person of the year based on his service, concern and effort.

1 comment:

Lyn (Skatha) said...

Pretty smart kid if you ask me.

Congrats and see you soon.