Following the appalling fires in Australia at the start of the year, Pagan Aid has made a £500 donation to Gunawirra in support of its Young Aboriginal Mother’s Program and the Journey to Learning for Aboriginal Children.
Gunawirra’s Journey to Learning program aims to provide pre and primary school children and educators a sound knowledge and introduction into Australia’s First Peoples and their ancient culture and its Young Aboriginal Mother’s Program is an early intervention service for Aboriginal women from pregnancy through to their child starting school.
Stuart Jeffery, Chair of Pagan Aid: “We are pleased to have been able to support a charity doing such good work with first nation people, particularly after the devastating fires earlier this year.
“Gunawirra is focussed on improving the lives of Aboriginal people and helping to preserve their heritage, culture and connect to their spiritual core.”
“From all of us at Pagan Aid I wanted to thank the all key workers around the Earth who are keeping us alive during the coronavirus crisis. Those thanks are obviously to those working in health and care but also to the food producers, shop workers, delivery staff, bin men and everyone else who puts their life at risk to keep us all safe. You are all heroes and I am really pleased that society has finally recognised the vital roles you play.” Stuart Jeffery, Chair of Pagan Aid.
PaganAid is proud to support “the Transition movement, amplifies stories of community-led change, and nurtures collaborations across difference to challenge us all to reimagine and rebuild our world”. Transition is a grass roots based movement which aims to help people and the planet through community action. The concept is think global, act local.
Pagan Aid has donated £109 for Sea AES (pronounced Sea Ice). Sea AES are working on a project to protect the environment around the Hudson Bay.
Stuart Jeffery, chair of Pagan Aid: “Sea AES is a Canadian charity working with Inuit and Cree communities to address issues of food security, safety and environmental stewardship for sea ice and marine ecosystems.”
Stuart Jeffery, chair of Pagan Aid: “Sea AES is a Canadian charity working with Inuit and Cree communities to address issues of food security, safety and environmental stewardship for sea ice and marine ecosystems.
“We will also be raising funds for the Transition Town movement in the UK over the coming months.”
Our first attempt at crowd funding has successfully raised £500 for the Patrick McCullom Foundation and his work in India.
Patrick has been focusing on bring the wisdom of the elders of indigenous tribes from around the world to India to prevent the rapid environmental destruction that is happening alongside their economic growth.
The McCollum Foundation For Peace is pleased to share our newest project toward creating a better world. In February 2019, we will be taking an international group of Indigenous Elders to the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad India, to be seen and heard by over one hundred million attendees. This is part of our long-time commitment to helping raise up the voices of Indigenous Peoples and to empower them to be seen, heard, and appreciated!
The elders will be honored guests at the center of the largest gathering of human beings in all of history, with a projected expectation of as many as 125 million people coming. There will be a sacred Kiva built at the center of the Kumbh Mela to honor the presence of the Elders at the heart of the event, and they will meet world dignitaries, and address huge audiences.
Pagan Aid is aiming to raise £1000 through crowdfunding to help with the next phase of Patrick McCullom’s India Environmental Project. This is the first time that Pagan Aid has used crowdfunding to raise funds for a project.
McCullom’s project so far has worked to try to save the environment and the animals of India threatened by India’s entry onto the global economic stage. Working with Jane Goodall, the first stage was teaching children of the importance of protecting animals and the environment. The second part was the Save the Ganges Cremation Project with the designing and promoting new furnaces for Hindu cremations with greatly reduced or zero wood. Instead of depositing the ashes into the Ganges as per custom, a pot containing a seedling tree is provided whose dirt is combined with the ashes and a small amount of Ganges River water to be planted.
The current phase is to bring indiginous leaders to the next Kumbh Mela where 130 million people will be gathered. These leaders will be teaching the importance of ‘original instructions’, how the Earth is sacred and how our actions affect all life. Their teachings will be both environmental and spiritual and will be given to the biggest gathering of people that has ever happened.
Please help us support the Patrick McCullom Foundation by donating a small amount today.
Pagan Aid has donated £1000 to the Himalayan Permaculture Centre (HPC), a grass roots non-government organisation set up by trained and motivated farmers from Surkhet district (Mid-Western Nepal) in 2010 to implement sustainable rural development programs in Nepal.
HPC is now supporting 32 villages in the Surkhet and Humla districts of western Nepal. This support takes various forms including training, loans, improving women’s health and literacy programmes.
HPC supplies various basic tools to farmers’ groups enabling them to implement activities in their villages. These include grafting knives, secateurs, irrigation pipe, sprinklers and plastic for hot beds and small polytunnels. Groups are involved in implementing various types of practical work in their houses and fields to increase household self-reliance.
Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico on 20th September last year. Despite Puerto Rico being a US territory and suffering from severe poverty, the response from the US Government and Red Cross was poor. The Pagan news blog, the Wild Hunt, alerted us to Blag Flag Search and Rescue who were on the ground in Puerto Rico helping those who have lost everything. We decided to aid their efforts with a donation on behalf of PaganAid’s supporters..
Black Flag have been in Puerto Rico for a few months now and have been providing shelter for people whose homes have been destroyed plus much needed water purification filters. These are basic needs that are not being properly met by other bigger organisations.
Several of the Black Flag team are Pagans and Solar Cross Temple, whose president is T. Thorn Coyle, have also been actively supporting Black Flag’s Puerto Rican effort.
Before heading to Puerto Rico, Black Flag were providing humanitarian support to protestors at Standing Rock and in Houston following Hurricane Harvey where they worked in areas that other rescue workers wouldn’t go. If you want to learn more about their work visit their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/118484358879049/
Today, Nature is treated as property under current law. Nature has no standing and therefore cannot be represented in a court of law. However, Nature is a living being, in all its forms, with the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles. We must stop considering Nature as property – a resource to be consumed.
PaganAid is proud to be a supporter and friend of the campaign for the United Nations to adopt a Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth. We urge you to join us and sign the petition at http://petition.rightsofmotherearth.com/. 850,000 people have already signed – the target is one million.