A copyright work produced by Ellen Evert Hopman, Druid - Order of the Whiteoak (Ord Na Darach Gile) whose permission of use may be inquired at http://www.geocities.com/gaias_song/willow.html
A guide to non-profit charitable organizations for individual Pagans of conscience, Covens and Groves.
Last updated on Samhain 2000 c.e., report broken links to this site's webmaster, please.
http://hometown.aol.com/srvsmoon/page/index.htmDoesn't seem to be working now, may reestablish elsewhere?
ANCIENT ARTS FREEDOM ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 543, Marshall, NC 28753
1-800-861-0269 Voice Box # 7136
or join its e-mail list from: http://www.onelist.com/subscribe/aafa
The Alternative Religions Educational Network (AREN) upholds and embraces all parts of The Constitution of The United States Of America, especially those articles and amendments that pertain to Freedom of Religion and Right To Worship a Deity of Choice.
The Alternative Religions Educational Network acts as an education, information and support Center for any persons who have been subjected to religious discrimination. Alternative Religions Educational Network offers and encourages others to offer, Educational services to any Person, Group or Entity who desire information about Alternative Earth Based Religions including but not limited to Witchcraft, Paganism, Druidism, and other such practices and religions that follow a Female Deity or Goddess Figure.
AREN petitions and educates legislators, lobbyists, activists and pagan groups.
AREN Motto: Freedom of Religion means ALL Religions.
Alternative Religions Educational Network,
PO Box 821
Connersville, IN 47331
Dendrite List is an advocacy and support list for Earth-Based Religious individuals who are being discriminated against. These individuals include, but not limited to: Wiccans, Witches, Pagans, Native Americans, Mystics, etc.
The Earth Religions Assistance Association is an organization of Earth Religions' Rights activists dedicated to promoting, defending, and enforcing Earth Religionists' legal rights.
ERAA creates legal materials, trains activists, educates Earth Religionists about their rights and how to protect them, provides legal reference materials to victims of religious discrimination and their attorneys, raises funds for these purposes, etc.
Currently, ERAA is most active in northeastern Ohio, but it has members in Virginia, and New York, and is active at the national level through networking and other activities.
Larry Cornett, 890 Alhambra Rd.,
Cleveland, OH 44110
The Earth Religions Assistance List is dedicated to investigating and providing assistance to Earth Religionists facing legal problems associated with their religion. ERAL is an international network of Earth Religion Rights activists in Cyberspace helping facilitate action by individuals and organizations in the real world. Its area of operation is currently the entire United States and Canada. ERAL has key members of most other Earth Religion Rights organizations among its members.
ERAL is kind of a "911" assistance hotline/list for Earth Religion rights activists and organizations that provides research, and information to individuals and organizations assisting Earth Religionists and their Attorneys. Sometimes the individual interacting directly with the individual with the problem or the associated attorney is a member of ERAL, and sometimes not.
To receive a subscription registration form, e-mail email@example.com
The body of the message should be ONLY the word: Subscribe
The Earth Religions Legal Assistance Network is a service organization operating in the United States and Canada that helps Earth Religion Rights activists communicate so they can help people with problems. However, ERLAN, as such, is not the direct provider of the help to individuals with legal problems (the members of ERAL and those who work with them do that, along with allot of independent individuals and organizations).
ERLAN does the administrative work creating and managing communications mechanisms to help Earth Religionists with legal problems associated with their religion and those individuals and organizations that help them. These mechanisms include ERAL, at least one Earth Religions Assistance Website, at least one Earth Religions Assistance FTP site, and such additional communications mechanisms as deemed necessary and appropriate to fulfill its purposes.
An Internet-based mailing list/group for the discussion of and action around media portrayals of non-mainstream religions, particularly Paganism. Subscriptions are available through http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/5883/
The vision of the Fellowship of the Earth (FOTE) is one of spiritual growth within ourselves as individuals as well as a oneness with our community. To work together to dispel some of the horrible myths and lies that are being spread about those who are of Earth Spirituality. Education is our only tool to fight the fear many have of our beliefs.
Rev. Sandy Johnson,
c/o Fellowship of the Earth
P.O. Box 612
Salida, CA 95368
Gaia Rising is an organization focused on
Larry Cornett, 890 Alhambra Rd.,
Cleveland, Ohio 44110 (216) 692-2124
Lady Liberty League (LLL) is a global Nature religions civil rights organization. It provides networking and information exchange among individuals and groups concerned with religious freedom issues pertaining to Wiccan ways, Paganism, and other forms of Nature Spirituality. The Lady Liberty League is the religious freedom activism branch of Circle Sanctuary (Circle), a legally established Shamanic Wiccan church and international Pagan resource center. The annual networking meeting of Lady Liberty League takes place during Circle's Pagan Spirit Gathering in June at Summer Solstice time in Ohio.
The Lady Liberty League does referrals as well as education, networking, counseling, and publishing as part of its work. News and updates of cases and other situations are summarized and published quarterly in the Lady Liberty League Report, which is a section in CIRCLE Magazine. LLL also publishes info on-line and does cyber networking through LLL NEWS, an email newsletter.
Send news clippings, reports, and other information about Wiccan, Pagan, and Nature Spirituality cases, concerns, and issues to LLL. To request help; to volunteer legal, counseling, or other services; for membership application; and/or for other information, contact:
Lady Liberty League,
Circle Sanctuary, PO Box 219,
Mt. Horeb, WI 53572 USA;
fax: (608) 924-5961; phone: (608) 924-2216.
Military Pagan Network
P.O. Box 253
Ellicott City, MD 21041-0253
John Machate, Coordinator/CEO
The Natural Religion Anti Defamation Group (NRADG) is a Legal resources committee of the Southeastern Pagan Alliance (SEPA). It offers networking services and legal resources to All Pagans throughout the Southeastern United States who are involved in a dispute involving their religious views. NRADG also refers regional Pagans to appropriate private and public agencies depending on the nature of the problem.
SEPA has seventeen member Covens/Churches in the Southeast with twenty-eight applications pending.
SOUTHEASTERN PAGAN ALLIANCE
P.O. Box 674884
Marietta, Georgia 30006-0006
the Natural Religion Anti Defamation Group
Lady Rebecca Morgan
(at address above)
OCRT, Box 27026, Frontenac
PO, Kingston ON Canada K7M 8W5
The Ohio Pagan Confederation is a network of Earth Religion Rights and Information activists engaged in various projects, including:
For details on the e-mail list, contact Stacy at (614) 261-1022 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry Cornett has a Calendar of Events in Ohio on the web at http://members.aol.com/lcorncalen/CAL-OHIO.htm
Rev. Kat Steingraber
1373 Dunbarton Road
Montgomery, AL 36117
Selena FireSinger: email@example.com
PACT maintains teacher and student reference lists, serves as a channel of connection for Pagans and Pagan organizations in our area, and acts where appropriate to preserve the religious freedom of Pagan people in the central Texas area.
P.O. Box 12041
Austin, TX 78711
Under the auspices of PEN (Pagan Educational Network) the fund makes cash grants to Pagans in need. Funded by donations from the Pagan community it is led by Lady Jana Heowulf-Noroan. Usually a Pagan sends an e:mail to explain their situation and Lady Jana responds with a few questions to determine the seriousness of the situation. Once the request is approved by the board a grant is made.
Grants have included helping a Pagan get back home to their family, helping a man with rent when he lost his job, putting food in the cupboard of a woman so her children would not go hungry, sending money to a black congregation whose church was burned. Money was sent to someone who's medicines were lost in a fire and he needed them to live, money was sent to a man who had broken both legs in a construction accident and needed help with his bills. Funds were sent to Church of the Iron Oak to help with legal expenses in their battle with the state of Florida. Many others have been helped with small sums in their time of need.
Donations are usually small so don't be shy about sending $5.00 or $10.00. All donations are tax deductible. \
See PEN firstname.lastname@example.org below for contact information.
(My suggestion is that every state or bio-region should have its own Pagan community fund for Pagans in need - so why not start one! - Ellen)
Founded during the second Parliament of the World's Religions, 1993, Chicago, as a foundation to applying the Global Ethics established at that event. Since then it has organized three separate Pagan Leadership Conferences for Chicago which helped to open the city to Paganism and led to wide news and media coverage. The conferences were free to all attendees. Pagan Interfaith has sponsored Pagan Expo 97 and Pagan Expo 2000. These free public outreach events were well attended. Founder Ed Hubbard attended the Third Parliament of the World's Religions, 1999, Capetown, and is presently working to establish a library in South Africa as well as helping to strengthen Pagans and Traditional Healers in a country that is building towards religious freedom.
Ed Hubbard - Pagan Mission To South Africa (773) 478 5570
Members work within their local communities to achieve PEN's goals using whatever means they feel comfortable with, from letter writing to public speaking to volunteering. We also offer memberships for those who wish to keep their faith private. We are dedicated to getting results. See Pagan Community Fund, above.
Pagan Educational Network,
PO Box 1364, Bloomington, IN 47402-1364
[please send business-sized SASE for snail mail requests]
Public Interest Law Group, Ltd. was founded to organize a nation-wide web of civil rights attorneys who can be counted on to help pursue First Amendment freedom of religion cases.
PILG investigates apparently marginal cases from any jurisdiction in the United States; develops the facts and the legal research to establish the merits of the case; and then either counsels the client how to resolve the problem or, once the likelihood of success at trial is clear, markets it to the private bar in the client's locality. Civil rights cases arise under Federal laws that award attorney fees to prevailing plaintiffs, so we believe many of these plaintiffs can find attorneys who will take the case on contingency or agree to reimburse any fees paid upon settlement or success at trial.
Public Interest Law Group, Ltd. (PILG)
Attn: C. Creek Kelsey, JD, MSL
Executive Director, National Att'y Liaison,
1199 Brookfield Road
Montpelier, VT 05602
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Proactive Pagans (ProP) is an all-inclusive group founded in December of 1999 by a Pagan and her Christian husband. We work largely online at the present time through an email list to protect religious freedom and build bridges of understanding between all positive religions.
We're happy to help in the form of e:mails, letter writing campaigns, phone calls, and applicable non-violent protest actions, charitable works, and anything else we're able to in order to promote our agenda and further our cause.
Amethyst River at email@example.com
http://hometown.aol.com/amtfool/prop.html Website seems to be down, perhaps will reemerge elsewhere?
The Religious Liberties Lawyers Network is a national organization of Wiccan, neo-Pagan and civil liberties attorneys, para-legals and law students, providing legal counseling and representation in cases of religious discrimination. Its other objectives include providing educational materials regarding First Amendment rights, providing a highly visible media profile to rebut negative stereotypes and respond to instances of religious bias and discrimination, evaluating and responding to proposed and existing legislation in the area of religious liberties, and establishing relationships with advocates of religious liberties from other faith traditions, providing them with support through amicus curiae briefs, advice, expert witnesses, etc.
Phyllis Curott, Esq.
372 Central Park West, #17K
N.Y., N.Y. 10025
The Sacred Earth Alliance is an alliance of Earth Religion information and assistance leagues, including most of the organizations listed in this article. SEA helps facilitate communications and cooperation between organizations and individuals fighting religious discrimination and those that need our assistance. Its main activities include
Sacred Earth Alliance
c/o Larry Cornett
890 Alhambra Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44110
There are no dues or fees in TCP; the only requirement for TCP membership is that one be a Pagan residing in the Commonwealth of Virginia. TCP networks in Cyberspace, via e-mail ListServer(s), and meets in Terrespace four times each year to socialize and to conduct general organizational business.
The Commonwealth Pagan
c/o Kostya Branwen Sudice
1438~B West Ocean View Ave.,
Willoughby Spit, Norfolk, Virginia 23503~1015
The Witches' Voice Inc
Clearwater, FL 33758-4924
813 723-0734 (press Star button for fax)
Witches Against Religious Discrimination, Inc. (WARD), is incorporated under the Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1988 for religious, cultural and humanitarian purposes, regardless of race, color or creed as follows;
To promote a better understanding of the art of Witchcraft as a religion, its history, and the discrimination encountered by its followers and believers; as to end such discrimination through education, knowledge and the affirmation of religious freedom.
Anybody needing additional information about WARD should contact the Witches Against Religious Discrimination (WARD) National Director, Christine Craft (firstname.lastname@example.org) Assistant Director, Darla Kaye Wynne (AKlover@aol.com)
While our main focus is education, we also have a Legal Defense Fund to aid those who face discrimination and need financial assistance. We offer advice in those cases which fit the criteria of our internal case documentation. The case must be a matter of religious discrimination with no other legal charges pending.
WLPA P.O. Box 909, Rehoboth, Massachusetts 02769
The WPEA is dedicated to establishing an international networking web to facilitate the dissemination of news or actions which threaten the religious rights of its members; to provide knowledgeable spokespersons for schools, civic organizations and media; and to aid in the fostering of understanding and harmony between the growing Pagan community and those of other religions.
WPEA, POB 13384
Atlanta, Ga. 30324
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