Pagan Aid is a new Pagan charity – https://www.paganaid.org/ It has Greywolf, and PF President Mike Stygal on it’s board of trustees, and a vision for changing the world, quite simply. I was lucky in that I got to hear founder Ian chandler talk about this project in its early stages. Ian works in international development, and had noticed that while other religions have charities expressing their values around the world, pagans do not. A Pagan charity would support people to live in sustainable ways, in harmony with the earth, and with no reference to their spiritual beliefs.
It’s really exciting to see Pagan Aid get official charity status and launch into the world.
From their website:
Our beautiful, sacred Mother Earth is under attack. Her forests are being cleared. Her minerals are being plundered. Her rivers and seas are being poisoned. Her sky is being choked and her climate changing. Her creatures are being driven to extinction.
Meanwhile millions of people live in extreme poverty. Some of them are poor as a result of the exploitation and industrialisation of the environment. Some of them have no choice but to deplete their local environment because of their poverty.
PaganAid wants to break this cycle of destitution and destruction by helping people to meet their basic needs through living in harmony with nature. We will do this by funding small-scale projects that help poor and marginalised communities to protect and develop their own livelihoods and the environment about them – projects that put equal value on ending poverty and protecting Mother Earth.
You can hear Ian Chandler being interviewed in this edition of the Druid Podcast.
Donations are very welcome – you can do that via the website, and if you’ve skills, experience or other relevant things you want to offer, do get in touch with them.