PAGAN COMMUNITY STATEMENT ON THE ENVIRONMENT: SIGN BY JUNE 21 FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT
In this time of accelerating environmental change, many Pagans feel a sense of urgency to help transform humanity’s relationship with the Earth. This sense of urgency is what drew together a large and diverse group of diverse Pagans, including Pagan writers, artists, and academics, to draft “A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment.” The drafting process took 6 months, at the end of which the statement was posted for a period public comment, followed by another round of revisions. On Earth Day 2015, the final version of the statement published at ecopagan.com
and made available for signatures. Over the past three weeks, almost 4,000 signatures have been collected, from all over the world, from Pagans of every kind.
The drafters of the statement hope to collect 10,000 signatures by summer solstice (June 21). This will coincide with the anticipated publication of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical. The Pope’s statement is expected to be historical, and it is already drawing a lot of media attention. A previous environmental encyclical by Pope Benedict explicitly contrasted Catholic earth stewardship with “neo-paganism”. Another, more recent, statement by Pope Francis suggests he may have a similar perspective on Paganism. Regardless of whether Pope Francis explicitly mentions Paganism this summer, the Catholic statement will likely generate talk in the press about Paganism, and this is an ideal opportunity for us to share a Pagan vision of ecological sustainability with the world.
Please visit ecopagan.com
to read the statement and consider signing the statement and adding your voice to those already raised in defense of all life on Earth.
Please also considering sharing this message with the link to www.ecopagan.com
with at least 5 Pagan friends.