Help Put Heathenry on the Map!

$1,550 of $5,500 goal

Raised by 37 people in 22 months
Lorrie Wood
for The Fellowship of the Spiral Path
 OAKLAND, CA
In October, the 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions  will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Imagine 10,000 people from every religion in the world, sharing information and ideas: a United Nations of religion. At the Parliament in Chicago in 1993, Neo-Pagans and Wiccans won representation for the first time as a part of the global interfaith community. This year we have an opportunity for heathens and others who practice reconstructionist paganisms and polytheisms to claim our place on the global Interfaith stage.

Our fundamental purpose is to build bridges of mutual understanding with peoples of faith from around the world. We want to let people know that the old gods are alive, active and being honored today, and to provide authentic information on what we do and believe.

To achieve these goals, several heathens have joined together as the “Alliance for Inclusive Heathenry” to run an information booth (#878) at which pamphlets and books can be distributed and sold. At least two heathen related presentations have been accepted for the program:

· “Rebuilding the Altars: Reconstructing Indigenous Pagan Faiths for Today” (Diana Paxson, Rob Schreiwer, Erynn Laurie, Elisheva Nesher, Kirk Thomas and Gwendolyn Reese) October 18, 8:15 a.m.,

· "Staving off Ragnarök: A Heathen Response to Climate Change”, (Diana Paxson) on October 17th at 10 a.m.

All of this takes money. Parliament pricing seems to assume that attendees have funding from religious organizations behind them, so we are asking support from our communities now. We would also like to hear from anyone who is already planning to attend the Parliament, or is in the area and would like to volunteer either to help with our booth or assist the Parliament organizers.

Your funds will go directly to support the following four attendees of the 2015 Parliament:

· Diana L. Paxson, Elder in the Troth  and Gyðja of Hrafnar
· Robert Lusch-Schreiwer, Vice-Steersman of the Troth, Ziewer of Die Urglaawisch Sippschaft vum Distelfink
· Lorrie Wood, Þyl of Hrafnar
· Angela Carlson, Þórsgyðja, Othala Hearth

Funds are being collected by The Fellowship of the Spiral Path, a pan-pagan umbrella group and 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Berkeley, California. Spiral will receive 5% of the proceeds and administer the funds to Hrafnar (a heathen kindred based in Berkeley and affiliated with Spiral) and Distelfink Sippschaft (a 501(c)(3) non-profit heathen group based in Bristol, Pennsylvania).

Excess funds raised, if any, will be distributed to Hrafnar and Distelfink for their general use.
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Update 4
Posted by Lorrie Wood
18 months ago
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Hi, everyone! Apparently there are folks put there who would really like to help financially, but need an extra day or two to get funds together. So we'll keep the campaign open through the weekend and the Parliament!
Our booth at the Parliament!
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Update 3
Posted by Lorrie Wood
18 months ago
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Hail friends and folk!

Diana and I are leaving some time this morning for the Parliament, so we've just spammed the link to Facebook one last time. I'll be closing out the campaign on Wednesday.

Thanks to all of you for your generous support! Hail the givers!
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Update 2
Posted by Lorrie Wood
19 months ago
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Diana just posted about our crowdfunding campaign to Facebook, I'm sure that will help us reach our goal!
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Update 1
Posted by Lorrie Wood
20 months ago
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Hello, everyone!

The Troth has elected to fully reimburse Rob for his airfare, a value of nearly $400!

Ember of "Listening for the Vanir", longtime Hrafnar member and dear friend, will donate all proceeds from her jewelry sales for the duration of our campaign. Check her out: https://embervoices.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/devotional-jewelry-roundup/

GoFundMe won't allow me to list these donations that are made this way, but I've reduced the amount of our total drive to reflect these changes. We're now at $415 of $5,500!

Thanks to everyone who's been able to help with donations and shares!
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$1,550 of $5,500 goal

Raised by 37 people in 22 months
Created July 9, 2015
Lorrie Wood  
Funds raised will benefit:
The Fellowship of the Spiral Path
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Berkeley, CA
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CM
$50
CarolAnne Marionsdottir
18 months ago

In Freya's Name, because She's done so much for me. And also for Finnegan, because he's awesomesauce.

MT
$35
M. Chamberlin Taylor
18 months ago

Safe travels, and thanks for your service to the community!

$15
Virginia Richards-Taylor
18 months ago

Inclusiveness is a Noble Virtue

$100
Sherri Cripe
18 months ago
OP
$10
On Principal
18 months ago
RE
$25
Rosemary Edghill
18 months ago
DM
$25
Deborah Moyer
18 months ago

Best of luck and have a truly wonderful trip! HUGS

AL
$40
Amanda Leigh-Hawkins
18 months ago

Sending my support! Learn alot, teach alot.

$50
Dara Grey
18 months ago

Hail the frithful! Go forth and be awesome!

RW
$25
Rev. Brian S. Weis
19 months ago
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