Sunday, October 16, 2016

Updated Rede, Officer, Representative Oath of Office


Hail The Troth!

The Rede has voted to amend the oath that is taken by all titled representatives (Rede members, Officers, committee Chairs, Stewards, etc.) of the organization. The new verbiage includes some small changes to the third paragraph to make it read more easily and the inclusion of a new paragraph (fourth) that reflects current Troth policy. This oath applies only to current and future official representatives of the organization.

We will be rolling out options and opportunities for current Troth representatives to take the oath with this new verbiage as well. The original oaths are in effect until the new oath is taken, at which time the new oath will be in effect until the completion of the original term.

We on the Rede see this step as a positive, proactive change that is aligned with The Troth's Mission and stated positions. 

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I, [Insert Name], accept the position of [Insert Office] in The Troth, for the advancement of our organization, our religion, and our gods and goddesses.

I swear to fulfill my office to the best of my ability, in word and in deed. I will fulfill the responsibilities entrusted to me in a discreet, timely, and responsible manner.

As a leader in this organization and in our religion, I will extend good will to all Board Members, Executive Officers, Officers, and Volunteer Staff and show due respect and consideration to all the members of The Troth.

With The Troth I stand against any use of Germanic religion and culture to advance causes of racism, sexism, homophobia, white supremacy, ableism, or any other form of prejudice.

As my word is my bond, I will strengthen my good name and the good name of The Troth.

This post represents official Troth policy or is an official Troth statement.