Sunday, February 5, 2017

Inclusion Affirmation Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - TROTH INCLUSION AFFIRMATION

PHILADELPHIA, PA:
February 5, 2016

On February 2, 2017, the High Rede (Board of Directors) of The Troth has implemented the following motion:

I move that we accept the inclusion affirmation wording as follows and that the wording be placed on the Join and Renew pages of the website. The statement may also be placed in other locations, such as on a screen at first login, and members' proceeding with processing their membership or clicking an acceptance box will be recorded as their agreement to abide by The Troth's inclusive policies.

In choosing to join The Troth, you agree to abide by the following:

I agree to keep frith with all Troth members regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, gender, or family structure.

This presents prospective members and current members with an opportunity to affirm their understanding of The Troth's inclusive policies and positions and to abide by the "law of the hall." 

This affirmation appears on the Join and Renew pages, and it will also present itself the first time a member logs into TheTroth.org. The affirmation also will appear during the joining and renewal processes. 

If you have questions about this statement, please direct them to the High Rede via the Steer (steer@thetroth.org) or through the Contact form at http://www.TheTroth.org/contact.html.

The Troth is open to all who seek to know and to honor the Gods, ancestors, and values of the Germanic Heathen traditions, regardless of gender, race, nationality or sexual orientation. The Troth stands against any use of Germanic religion and culture to advance causes of racism, sexism, homophobia, white supremacy, or any other form of prejudice.

ROBERT L. SCHREIWER
STEER (President and CEO)
The Troth
325 Chestnut Street
Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Saturday, February 4, 2017

News from the Shope



Wassail, y’all. . .

The Shope is pleased to announce a new book from the Troth! This one’s from Ben Waggoner. Say What I Am: A Book of Old English Riddles is a much expanded collection of his translated riddles—fifty-one in all. Some of these have appeared in Idunna, but many of them have not. They’re not just entertainment—they’re a nifty look at everyday Anglo-Saxon life and worldview, featuring everything from a plough, to a nightingale, to the stars, to a one-eyed garlic peddler (yes, that one’s a bit odd). And for all that they were probably composed by monks, every so often one of them slips up and reveals just a glimpse of the older ways. . .

We have this in paperback:

Hardcover:

And PDF: