He points out that it's all very well saying you're inclusive, but do your deeds mirror your words? He offers a number of really great practical suggestions for doing the work of building an inclusive community.
There is great value in crafting well-written and thoughtful statements to share with the wider public in print and online, but the words should be backed up with deliberate action. ... Let’s show the world that we not only oppose exclusion in principle, but that we actively promote inclusion through our actions.Even if Heathenry isn't your thing, I would strongly urge you to read his article, and when someone you meet trots out the idea that "all Heathens are racist", point out that the vast majority are not.
Incidentally, to the best of my knowledge, the first person to use the term "inclusive Heathenry" was Jenny Blain (author of Nine Worlds of Seið Magic), about 20 years ago.
After the jump: a list of inclusive Heathen organisations...
Inclusive Heathen organisations and links
Heathens against Hate has a huge list of inclusive Heathen groups & hearths.
Declaration 127 has a huge list of people who have signed it.
And here's another interesting article from Little Red Tarot by Abbie Plouff:
- Heathen’s Journey: Combating hate through inclusive Heathenry part 1
- Heathen’s Journey: Combating hate through inclusive Heathenry, part 2