Tuesday, September 15, 2015

GoFundMe for Heathen Presence at the Parliament of the World's Religions

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


"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 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!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Philadelphia Pagan Pride Day a Success!

We'd like to thank the entire community for coming out to make Philadelphia Pagan Pride Day 2015 a major success. We estimate the number of attendees as exceeding 1,500. 

We would like to thank our many vendors for providing a draw to the event. The raffle items were really great, which aided us in our ticket sales.

The performers really made the event shine!

The volunteers made all the difference in the world! Thank you all for your help watching our tents, loading and unloading the vendor vehicles, watching the open parking spaces, checking on vendors and performers, providing water to folks, manning the Welcome tent, and far more.

Our event made KYW News Radio on Saturday night and into Sunday's news rotation, too!

We invite the community to continue the networking and friendship efforts throughout the year by joining the Delaware Valley Pagan Network on Facebook and/or Meetup.

Hail and Bright Blessings!

The Philadelphia Pagan Pride Board of Directors