community needs you. We need your vision, your
strength, your hope, your joy. We stand on the
shoulders of giants. We breathe the gifts of the
Gods. Each one of us can give back to our
community. Here are some suggestions for ways you
can make a difference:
* Make a
commitment to the Pagan community. In ritual space,
meditate on what it means to be Pagan and who your
spiritual teachers have been. How have those who
have gone before made your present path possible?
Ask your Gods for guidance that you may be
transformed through love, service, and respect.
Make a commitment to the community, whether it's to
your worship group, an organization, or a
in Pagan culture. Subscribe to Pagan magazines.
Join Pagan organizations, whether worship- or
activism-oriented. Donate to a Pagan
community or scholarship
support your fellow Pagans in need. Put your gifts
and skills to the service of the Pagan
* Support Pagan
leaders. Pay administrators for services rendered.
Recognize work well done. Offer encouragement and
support, not just suggestions for how it could be
done better. Develop leadership within yourself.
Work magic for Pagans in need and encourage other
Pagans to do the same.
in the Pagan economy. Support Pagan business, not
just the stores but also the Pagans who offer
services or goods for barter or cash on an informal
* No more Witch
wars! Commit yourself to responsible conflict
resolution. If you have a conflict with someone,
try one-on-one discussion. If that is unsuccessful,
seek out an impartial mediator. Do not take the
problem to the larger public. Take responsibility
for your conflicts and develop your ability to
* Commit to
attending at least one Pagan festival, conference,
or other gathering per year. Explore what it means
to be Pagan, not just in the safety and privacy of
your ritual space, but in the living, breathing
world that is contemporary Paganism.
* Come out,
come out, wherever you are! Redeem the ashes of
those who have gone before and claim your
birthright of freedom. You will find strength you
did not know you had. Your relationship with the
Gods will grow tremendously. You will gain
self-respect and pride in your people.
in interfaith dialogue and networking
opportunities. Pagan views on the environment,
sexuality, and childrearing are all needed in the
public sphere. Your organization can join with
other faiths to sponsor a public forum on any of
these issues. Encourage respect and dialogue among
* Share your
vision of what it means to be Pagan, and where you
want the movement to go in the next twenty, fifty,
or one hundred years. Set aside ritual time to
visualize our healthy future. Clearly visualize the
world you want to live in. Breathe life into this
vision. Call on your Gods to assist in its
manifestation. In so doing, you give birth to your
Get up, get
active! You can make a difference.