International Relations and Exchange Program (IREP)

The Troth's International Relations and Exchange Program (IREP) was formed to:

* facilitate and participate in international discussion, collaboration, and frith-building among inclusive Heathen groups around the world

* support Troth members in and outside the US

* engage in interfaith dialogue and promote interreligious harmony

* promote and support inclusive Heathenry internationally

To accomplish these efforts we have:

Co-hosted Frith Forge an international frith building conference among inclusive Asatru/Heathen organizations and individuals. Held in Werder/Petzow GERMANY. October 2017. Frith Forge 2017 was directly followed by a Heathen Sacred Sites Tour of Germany on October 8-14, 2017.   Frith Forge 2020 was hosted as an online event in August 2020.  We are hopeful to host additional Frith Forges periodically either on-line or an online/in-person hybrid. Meanwhile please enjoy the Frith Forge YouTube channel where you can view many of the FF2020 presentations, and find videos from our follow up discussions.

We also co-sponsor a booth at The Parliament of World’s Religions in collaboration with Alliance for Inclusive Heathenry. We had strong representation at the 2018 Parliament in Toronto Canada. Troth members are also attending the upcoming virtual POWR October 17-18, 2021. 

Also, regarding other related events, many who attend Frith Forge also attend the International Asatru Summer Camp. The 2021 IASC will be held online, and the 2022 IASC will be in person. asatru-summercamp.org 

If interested in volunteering for IREP or participating in this program in another way, please contact me at IREP@thetroth.org. We have an IREP Facebook discussion group that you may ask to join by contacting me

Amanda Leigh-Hawkins
Program Coordinator
The Troth's International Relations and Exchange Program