WHO ARE WE?
About Ogden Pagan Pride Day
Ogden Pagan Pride Day event is affiliated with the Pagan Pride Project, a global organization whose mission is to reduce discrimination against Pagan religions. By providing accurate information, and by showing communities that their own neighbors and co-workers practice these religions, they hope to lessen prejudice against them.
Ogden Pagan Pride Day is a chapter of the Pagan Pride Project, Inc, a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. All of our operations are local, and we report our activities and financial information to the Pagan Pride Project for inclusion in the national organization’s Group Exemption Number reporting to the IRS.
No staff, officer or director of Ogden Pagan Pride Day is compensated for their efforts on behalf of the organization, and all donations to Ogden Pagan Pride Day are tax deductible under section 503(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
What is a Pagan
The following definition is for the purposes of Ogden Pagan Pride Day. Others may define themselves or their group in different ways, and that’s OK. Some groups that fit the categories we list may not call themselves Pagan, and that’s ok too. Self identification as a Pagan is a personal choice, and not required for participation.
The following was created in order to have a functional definition to help educate the public about the spiritual paths we cover.
We see Pagan as an umbrella term describing a person with one or more of the following traits:
Honoring, revering, or worshiping a Deity or Deities found in pre-Christian, classical, aboriginal, or tribal mythology;
Practicing religion or spirituality based upon shamanism, shamanic, or magical practices;
Practicing a modern religion based on past pre-Christian religions and/or futuristic views of society, community, and/or ecology;
Practicing religion that focuses on earth based spirituality;
Blending a magical or occult practice with ANY or NO religion (i.e. Hermetic orders, Hoodoo, Voodoo/Vodun, New Age, Thelema).
Modern Paganism, or Neo-Paganism, is a rapidly growing religious movement based on combinations of ancient polytheism, modern eco-spirituality, and reverence for the Divine as expressed and experienced by each individual practitioner. Pagans are found in all walks of life from professionals to homemakers, and hold ethical standards that emphasize respect for nature, humanity, and oneself.
Pagan Pride Project
Ogden Pagan Pride Day aims to be inclusive of all who wish to share, educate, unite and promote understanding and a diverse community resistant to pressure to conform to a single defined dogma. There are a multitude of beliefs and practices, and we believe that humanity is better for the free sharing, tolerance and understanding of all.
That said, those who proselytize, demonize, hate or exclude others for our differences, or demand that their path should be enshrined in law are not welcome in our organization or at our events.
The Pagan Pride Day Project is a completely volunteer organization and no one within our organization, including our Board of Directors receives compensation for our time or involvement. It is our dedication to the organization and the success of our events that rewards us.
We realize that our organization would not be successful without support of others and therefore, the Board of Directors and the Regional Coordinators would like to thank everyone involved with our past events including, but not limited to: our local event coordinators; event volunteers; public sponsors including businesses, covens, churches, groves and groups; vendors at our events; and all the attendees for their support of their local Pagan Pride Day events and communities around the world.