Monday, October 4, 2010

Druidry officially classified as a religion in the UK

Isn't it strange to have the concept of registering a faith in order to have it taken seriously?  They did, however, only apply 'because they were legally obliged to do so.'  Having said that, it is a great step for Pagan religions in general, to bring our beliefs into the spotlight and have hopefully bear more awareness of the Wiccan path very soon to rid any confusion about the source of our beliefs.

"Druidry is to become the first pagan practice to be given official recognition as a religion.  The Charity Commission has accepted that druids' worship of natural spirits could be seen as religious activity.  The Druid Network's charitable status entitles it to tax breaks, but the organisation says it does not earn enough to benefit from this.  The commission says the network's work in promoting druidry as a religion is in the public interest."

Read more at BBC News here

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