Troth Statement on the Ongoing Protests and Police Violence

As millions across the nation and the world raise their voices to demand an end to racial injustice, we stand with them. We stand with People of Color of every creed who are affected by senseless violence across the world. To Black Heathens, Pagans, Christians, Muslims, Atheists, and the myriad faiths that comprise our world: Your lives matter. Your voices matter. Silence is complicity with bigotry and intolerance, and we cannot be silent when we see wrong in the world.

We condemn the systematic targeting and suppression of minority rights, voices, and lives. We will remember those wrongfully taken by such violence: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Atatiana Jefferson, Kayla Moore, and the countless others who were needlessly killed.

As an organization, we will continue our commitment to fight against racism and bigotry through our programs Heathens Against Hate, In Reach Heathen Prison Services, and the Red Hammer Disaster Relief Program. Our Clergy are available to those who might need spiritual counseling.

We call on all other Heathen and Pagan organizations to fight with us against bigotry.