FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - TROTH MEMBER INCLUSION STATEMENT
Amended February 8, 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 treat all Troth members with respect regardless of tradition, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, gender, or family structure in accordance with the Bylaws and policies of The Troth."
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.
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)
325 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106