Wednesday, November 11, 2015

HAH Response to Virginia White Supremacist Arrests

Background info: https://www.rt.com/usa/321519-fbi-race-war-virginia/
Wild Hunt article: http://wildhunt.org/2015/11/heathens-respond-to-media-reports-on-foiled-plot-in-virginia.html

This is an all too familiar song and dance, so it is important for the Heathen community to be proactive in our response to it. These men are criminals with a violent history. According to the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint against Chaney, he and Doyle each are convicted felons. Some of the circumstances of this case are reminiscent of virulent forms of prison Odinism that bring stigma to the rest of Heathenry. What we see in these cases is Heathenry being co-opted to advance a political and social agenda that, at the core, has nothing to do with the religion. This perversion of our faith operates against the advancement of Heathenry. This is not a way to honor or to bring bright fame to our gods and goddesses. 


The people in the churches and synagogues are not our enemies. The enemies are those who bring shame to our communities through reprehensible actions. Heathens Against Hate is thankful that the FBI thwarted the efforts of these men and that no one was injured. Issues such as this underscore the importance of In-Reach Heathen Prison Services.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

In-Reach Heathen Prison Services Podcast

The Troth's In-Reach Heathen Prison Services was featured today on the Bits of Heathenry Podcast. Along with the other topics that we addressed, we  discussed some of the varying viewpoints within Heathenry on the worthiness of Heathen prison work.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

GoFundMe for Heathen World Parliament of Religions Participants

This year, for the first time, there will be a Heathen presence at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Salt Lake City, UT (October 15-19). This is a significant opportunity for Heathen leaders to engage and to network with leaders of other religions. This event will increase the visibility of Heathenry in the public eye and set a precedent for inclusion in future endeavors.

The Parliament will feature the following Heathen presentations:

"Staving off Ragnarök: A Heathen Response to Climate Change" (Diana Paxson) on Saturday, October 17 at 10:00 AM

and

"Rebuilding the Altars: Reconstructing Indigenous Pagan Faiths for Today" (Diana Paxson, Robert L. Schreiwer, Erynn Laurie, Elisheva Nesher, Kirk Thomas, and Gwendolyn Reese) on Sunday, October 18 at 8:15 AM.

Additionally, there will be a Heathen information booth (#878) with pamphlets (including Heathens Against Hate and In-Reach Heathen Prison Services flyers) and books for distribution and sale. An Urglaawe altar will be present in a shared Pagan Faiths space somewhere in rooms A-G in sections 150 or 151 (clarifying information will be provided as it becomes available).

All of this costs money, so a GoFundMe effort has been set up to help to defray the participants' costs. If you are unable to donate money, please help by passing along the link.

Thank you!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Heathens Against Hate Web Address

This blog may now be accessed simply by typing in the web address of:


We will be updating our publications and graphics with the new web address.

Thank you!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Heathen Traditions Banner for Krampuslauf Philadelphia

It's not cut to the right size yet, but here is the HAH patch (granted, it's an iron-on since I am not that crafty) that will be added to the Heathen Traditions banner for Krampuslauf Philadelphia.

We're still accepting patches for this year's event up until this Saturday (the preparation day), and we'll also happily accept patches that can be added throughout the year and displayed at Krampuslauf Philadelphia next year.

This event serves as an opportunity to present the diversity of Heathenry to the wider public in a positive and community-affirming setting. 

Please see the Pennsylvania Heathens blog for more information!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Heathen Community World-wide (Facebook)


For Facebook users: Heathen Community World-wide is a great FB group that embraces the totality of positive Heathenry and, in my opinion, really projects Heathen values in a way that benefits the community. "Where the rubber meets the road," if you will.  

https://www.facebook.com/groups/108482909207378/

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Benefit for the Victims of the Kansas City Shooting

This is a worthy cause! 

This relates to the April 13 murders at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City (see the related HAH post from 04/15/14), and we are glad to see the Heathen community coming together in an expression of generosity and compassion. This effort is also a statement of the rejection of the agenda of hate. 

We once again hail the victims of this tragedy:

Terri LaManno
William Lewis Corporon
Reat Griffin Underwood

------------ Copied Post from Facebook------------

Josh Gamble 12:00pm May 21
hi! First, thank you for the generous donations we've received already from the Troth and Troth members! Would you be willing to post this link and message from me on your page? It's for a good cause and I appreciate it!


Update:

Hi everyone! I wanna start by thanking you all for all the support we’ve received for this effort so far. I know things have been quiet for a while, but we have 10 days left for the final push, and we’re close to our goal! I wanted to update everyone on what’s going on with the fund, as well.

I’ve spoken to the director of philanthropy at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, and they’ve already set up a permanent fund in memory of Cross’s victims. I’ve been assured the use of the funds is in line with the wishes of the families, and that’s where our donation is going to go. I’ve made sure they know who we are and why we’re donating, and the families are happy to accept.

So here we are, with 10 days left. I’m asking everyone to help up with a last social media blitz- even if you’ve already donated, please spread the word everywhere you can, and ask your friends and acquaintances to share it too! Let’s show the world what a force for good we can be! The ancient heathens valued community and generosity- let’s make them proud!