Canadian Pagan Declaration on Intolerance

Canadian Pagan and Heathen organizations and individuals have come together to speak with one voice.

We, the undersigned, come from diverse polytheistic traditions, but we are in agreement regarding concerns about growing rise of intolerance in Canada. Though intolerance has always existed in Canada, this intolerance has escalated since the 2016 Presidential election in the United States1. Though we respect our neighbours to the South’s ability to self-govern, growing racism, homophobia, transphobia, bigotry, anti-Semitism, and Islamophobia are not acceptable nor shall we tolerate them. Within Canada we have seen a number of acts of hatred against marginalized religious communities including the tagging of racist and explicitly Nazi graffiti2 of Mosques, a Church with a Black pastor3, Jewish businesses4, community centres and Synagogues5.

The below organizations and individuals state their complete denunciation of these acts and, of all forms of hatred outside our communities and within.

In this political climate, we wish to specifically state that we stand in solidarity and in support of marginalized religious and spiritual communities which include, but are not limited to, Muslims, Jews, and those practicing Indigenous spirituality. We also look to not just tolerate, but to welcome LGBTQ, Black, Indigenous, and people of colour in our own communities, and the communities in which we live. This statement acknowledges that there is still a lot of work to do but today, we wish to reiterate that we stand united with the most affected by these hateful actions.

We look to work in solidarity with other faith communities, and we will actively disassociate ourselves, refuse to promote or do business with any Pagan group that supports hatred or includes discriminatory policies6.

We, the undersigned, commit ourselves to meaningful public education and solidarity in our communities and beyond. This is with the intention to secure human rights and freedoms, but also to improve and enrich all of the communities in which we live. We encourage all religious and spiritual communities to build bridges and to seek that common ground that binds us in our humanity, rejoicing in the differences that make us unique and in the diversity that enriches us all.

The above declaration has been approved by

110 Organizations

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Heathen Freehold Society of British Columbia
Maers Khohias Tribe
Order of Paladins
Chilliwack Wiccan & Pagan Society (Chilliwack)
Njordrs Nook (Courtenay)
Gabriola Healing Arts (Gabriola Island)
Star of the Mountain (Harrison Hot Springs)
Restricted Publishing (New Westminster)
Gjallgard Kindred (Penticton)
Willpath Metaphysical (Prince George)
Kith and Kin (Southern BC)
Drawing Down the Moon (Surrey)
The Wigglian Temple and Tradition (Vancouver)
Wiccan Hearts (Vancouver)
Red Witch Hat Society (Victoria)

ALBERTA

Othin Hof Shrine
Crossroads Kindred (Calgary)
Dark Star Tarot and Astrology (Calgary)
Ghost Hunt Alberta (Calgary)
Asatru Kindred of Northern Alberta (Edmonton)
Edmonton Wiccan Seminary (Edmonton)
United Wiccan Fellowship of Alberta (Edmonton)
Wolf Clan - Edmonton and Region Pagan Scouts Circle (Edmonton)

SASKATCHEWAN

Congregationalist Wiccan Association of Saskatchewan, Inc.
Three Raven Kindred (Qu'Appelle)

MANITOBA

ArdNemeton o Tuathail (Winnipeg)
Boreal Heart Coven (Winnipeg)
House Haardrad (Winnipeg)
Loving Oak Coven (Winnipeg)
Manitoba Goddess Festival (Winnipeg)
Winnipeg Heathens (Winnipeg)

ONTARIO

Clann Gealach
Tribal Hearth
Canadian Pagan Spiritualists (Barrie)
Earth and Sky Connection (Barrie)
The Paganfest Series (Barrie)
Firelight Gathering (Curran)
Dancing Lights Grove (Durham Region)
Hail and Horn Gathering (Eganville)
Kaleidoscope Gathering (Eganville)
KornuKopia Gathering (Eganville)
Raven's Knoll (Eganville)
The Huntress Council (Eganville)
The Stag Kings (Eganville)
The Witches' Sabbat at Raven's Knoll (Eganville)
Well & Tree Gathering (Eganville)
Mythwood Campground (Grey County)
Caer LLoer Dyn Coven (Hamilton)
HammerTown Pagan Pub Moot (Hamilton)
Ile Oshunnike (Hamilton)
Sara e Kali (Hamilton)
Wiccan Church of Canada (Hamilton)
Wild Ginger WitchCamp (Honeywood)
Thornhaven Grove (Inkerman)
Wolfsong Gathering (Janetville)
Hwy 43 Pagan Pub Moot (Kemptville)
We'Moon Coven (Kincardine)
White Dog Hearth (Kingston)
Spirits of the Earth Productions (London)
Vindisir Kindred (London)
Wic-Can Fest (Mansfield)
Womynspirit Festival (Mono)
Lake of Oaks Grove (Ottawa)
Raven's Attic (Ottawa)
Red Maple Grove (Ottawa)
Rúnatýr Kindred (Ottawa)
Brimstone & Belladonna (Pembroke)
PrimalForged (Pembroke)
Black Cauldron Coven (Plantagenet)
Four Winds Festival (Ridgetown)
Hearth of Hundr (Sudbury)
Blue Star Canada (Toronto)
Coven of the Giggling Baphomet (Toronto)
Coven of the Wild Rose (Toronto)
Ferðthamen Midgard (Toronto)
NamasteFreund (Toronto)
Tea and Tarot (Toronto)
Toronto Pagan Pub Moot (Toronto)
Wiccan Church of Canada (Toronto)
Wolf Moon Coven (Toronto)

QUÉBEC

Clann Gealach
Twig and Torc Grove (Bryson/Campbell's Bay)
Coven Feu et Cendres (Montréal)
Crescent Moon School of Magic & Paganism (Montréal)
Golden Birch ProtoGrove (Montréal)
L'Elfe Apothicaire (Montréal)
Montreal Reiki (Montréal)
Mountain City Sabbats (Montréal)
Temple Oracle (Montréal)
The Greenaxe Hearth (Montréal)
The Magical Blend/Le Mélange Magique (Montréal)
Victrix Collective (Montréal)
Greenwood Celtic Shamanic Wicca (Pointe-Claire)
La Petite Fiole (Saint-Étienne-de-Bolton)
Freya and Hecate Coven (Saint-Paul)

NEW BRUNSWICK

United Pagan Collective NB
Pagan Inmate Group - Dorchester Institution (Dorchester)
GFAW: Greater Fredericton Area Witches (Frederiction)

NOVA SCOTIA

Grove of Nova Scotia Druids
The Happy Hippie Haven
Earth & Sky - The Witching Hour (Halifax)
Earth-Spirit Society of Nova Scotia (Halifax)
The Halifax Regional Municipality Heathen Collective (Halifax)

NATIONAL

Gaia Gathering
Hvergelmir Canada

INTERNATIONAL

Circle of Ancient Sisters
Druids United Against Intolerance and Fanaticism
Dynion Mwyn- Crmry Church of Wicca
International Pagan Radio
Pagan Federation International
The Asatru Community Inc

The above declaration has been approved by

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