Unity In The Community
What is Louisville Pagan Pride Day?
The Louisville Pagan Pride Day project is a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of religious prejudice and discrimination while fostering pride in Pagan identity. We operate in sympathy with the mission statement of the Pagan Pride Project, Inc. This statement reads as follows:
EDUCATION- We’re never going to be able to practice our spiritual paths openly if we don’t give the public accurate information about what we do and do not do.
ACTIVISM- People aren’t necessarily going to go out of their way to find out what Pagans really do. We have to have the courage to act on our convictions and do what we need to do.
CHARITY- We know that what we do returns to us. We need to demonstrate this by offering compassion to our communities where it is needed. When we share our own abundance, we show that we trust the gods to share abundance with us in return.
COMMUNITY- We’re never going to be able to practice openly if we don’t know anyone else in our local Pagan communities. We need to weave networking webs in our cities, in our towns, in our rural areas. We need these webs to support one another. That support will also show those who would restrict our practice that we are not just a few isolated wackos, but are a growing congregation of people who adhere to a faith that, while different, is as valid as their own.
Annual Pagan Pride celebrations are held during the months of August, September and October. Over one hundred and twelve cities participated in 2005, and in 2006 there were 128 scheduled events in the United States, Canada, and abroad.