Call for a Pagan Community Statement on the Environment

LATEST UPDATE

In honor of Earth Day, the statement has been published at ecopagan.com where you can add your signature on Earth Day or any time after. The statement represents the beginning of a conversation, not the final word. Join us in our call to all people to rise to this historic moment in order to protect all life on Earth by signing the statement at ecopagan.com. You can sign on your on behalf or on behalf of a group or organization. 

UPDATE

I am very pleased to announce that the DRAFT Pagan Community Statement on the Environment is available for a period of public comment.  The public comment period will be open until April 21, 2015.  Share your comments at ecopagan.com.

The Statement will be published in its final form on Earth Day, April 22, 2015, when it will be made available for electronic signature.  The Statement only represents you if you sign it.  Please wait until April 22 to add your signature.

A lot of hard work has gone into the draft Statement over the past 6 months.  It has been an honor to work with everyone who participated in the process, many of whom have been working for reform of our relationship to the environment for longer than I have been a Pagan.  If you would like to know more about the working group that drafted this statement or our process, click here.


A Message from the Editor

Inspired by the recent publication of an environmental statement by the Covenant of the Goddess, and spurred on by the increasingly urgent need for personal and societal reform of our relationship to the environment, I am gathering interested parties to prepare a draft Pagan Community Statement on the Environment.  Our intent is to a prepare a draft statement which will then be made available for public comment and then finalized for signatures.

Among other things, I would like to see this statement published by the Alliance of Religions and Conservation, which already has published similar statements by many other religions.

If you would be interested in helping to write the first draft of the Pagan Community Statement on the Environment or if you would like to participate in any other way, please email me at your earliest convenience or respond in the comments.

Thank you for your attention to this important issue.

If you would like to read more about the thoughts that prompted this effort, see my recent post at The Allergic Pagan.

[UPDATE: Due to an unexpected number of responses, I’ve had to close the draft working group to new members. Please look forward to the draft statement when it is made available for public comment.]

John Halstead
Managing Editor, HumanisticPaganism.com

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