Here are some ideas of ways you can participate in supporting Columbia and defending religious liberty against the upcoming “siege” of DC by fringe Christians.
Focus your intent on the statue of Freedom that sits atop the dome of the US Capitol building. This is an iconic image of government in our country! The statue is a personification of America; in other words, this is another aspect and name of Columbia. You might use or adapt the following prayer or statement of intent:
Hail Columbia, patron goddess of your district and of our government! You represent our highest ideals of freedom and liberty. Help us to strive towards the fullest expression of those values. Stand firm to defend the wall of separation between church and state that protects our precious religious liberty, so that we may continue to honor you. Let all who seek to displace you instead behold your truth and be uplifted by it.
Visualize Freedom/Columbia on top of a solid wall, or a dome of protection that surrounds the Capitol and even her district. You can imagine this as something that neutralizes and grounds any negative intent directed at it, or as something that reflects it away. You could print out an image of Freedom (or of the Statue of Liberty, or another image of Columbia that you prefer) and place it on your altar as a way to strengthen this process.
If you can, say a prayer or send energy like this every day of the siege, from October 3rd to November 11th, and especially on Samhain. If you want to pick another day to concentrate on, find out when your state is supposed to be “the pointman” in the campaign, and express instead your support for religious liberty.
Cara Schultz made some great suggestions, including using traditional poetry and songs that honor Columbia, and making offerings to her of foods or resources native to the Americas, such as corn and tobacco. Thanks, Cara! (ETA: She also suggests libations – always a good idea.)
You might also invoke the aid of Founding Fathers who supported religious liberty, especially Washington and Jefferson. You could include them among your Mighty Dead on Samhain, for example, and ask them to help the country continue to pursue better ways of putting into practice the ideals that inspired them.
ETA: Greenflame offers this ritual and images for protecting America against prejudice and corruption. Thanks, Greenflame!
Isaac Bonewits’ page of Liberty Rite Materials may also be helpful.
Thanks to Grafton for help writing the above prayer. Please feel free to redistribute.