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Blogging Our Troth, part 3: The Indo-Europeans, Part 1

As promised, I'm trying to post an except from the new material for Our Troth about once a week. Today's snippet is the opening of Chapter 2, the chapter on the Proto-Indo-European language, and the probable affinities and cultures of the people that spoke it. I think I'll continue this next week, so stay tuned. . . and drop me a line if there's something I should know, or you just want to let me know what you think. Enjoy!

 

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Blogging Our Troth, part 2

As I wrote last week, I will be posting excerpts from the third edition of Our Troth as I, and others, get them written and edited and ready for comment. Please feel free to offer any feedback you might have—if you know of better sources, take serious issue with something I say (no guarantee I'll go along with you, but I promise at least to hear you out), or just find a typo. The topics may jump around a bit, I fear.

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Blogging Our Troth

The first edition of Our Troth was published in 1993, spearheaded and largely written by Kveldúlfr Gundarsson, but with contributions from fifty other Heathens. The second edition came out as two volumes in 2005-6 (still in print here and here), with Diana Paxson as lead editor, and new material added by yet more contributors.

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Louisiana Church Burnings: Hate Has No Place Here

Hate Has No Place Here

The Troth strongly condemns Holden Matthews, the alleged arsonist of three historically African American churches: St. Mary Baptist Church, Greater Union Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. 

An attack on any house of worship is an attack on the freedom of worship for all people. The actions of Mr. Matthews are antithetical of the values and beliefs of the majority of modern Pagans. 

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مجزرة نيوزيلاندا الإرهابية في كرايستتشيرش

نحن المنظمات الموقعة أدناه ، ندين الهجمات الإرهابية الفظيعة ضد المسلمين في كرايستشيرش ، نيوزيلندا. قتل الأرواح البريئة بهذا الشكل البشع في المساجد هو عمل غير انساني و لا يمثل اَي ديانة

(تمت إزالة المصدر لاحترام قانون النشر النيوزيلندي حول نشر الفيديو( نشر المجرم مجزرته على موقع الإلكتروني :

بالإضافة إلى ذلك كتب المجرم على فيسبوك: "سأقوم بالهجوم على الغزاة ، وسأنشر الهجمة على الهواء مباشرة عبر الفيسبوك". "إذا لم أتمكن من النجاة من الهجوم ، وداعاً، وسأراكم في الجنة"

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Terror Attack in Christchurch, NZ

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We, the undersigned organizations, condemn the atrocious terror attacks against the Muslim community in Christchurch, New Zealand. The heinous taking of these innocent lives, particularly in their house of worship, is beyond words. It is an abomination.

The perpetrator had written on 8chan (source article removed to respect NZ law on dissemination of the video): 

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Loki Ban Rescinded - Idunna Blót - TKP Thew - Rituals at Troth-Sponsored Events

The High Rede of The Troth in its Q42018 Rede Meeting has deliberated on various issues related to the ban on the hailing of Loki at Troth-sponsored events. That ban is hereby officially rescinded. Loki may be hailed freely at Grand Sumbel and at any Troth-sponsored event with the following considerations applying:

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Parliament of World’s Religions 2018 – A personal report:

By Amanda Leigh-Hawkins, Troth International relations Steward
 

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Loki Policy Survey

IMPORTANT NOTICE: You will find the following email in your mailbox that is associated with your Troth account. If you did not receive the email and are on an Active account, you may use the link below to access the survey. To take the survey, one must have been an Active member as of 11/27/18.

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Hail The Troth!

Last year, the organization conducted a survey that included a question with multiple answers about hailing Loki at Troth events.

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Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting: Latest cost of empowering hate

At 9:54 AM on October 27, the joyous occasion of a baby-naming ceremony at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh was shattered when a lone gunman entered with the intent of committing a hate crime. This murderer chose to target the Jewish congregation during their worship services for brutal slayings to further his own racist agenda.

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