Sunday, August 11, 2013

In-Reach a Designated Beneficiary of Philadelphia Pagan Pride Day

The In-Reach Heathen Prison Services program is a joint effort by The Troth and Distelfink Sippschaft to provide books and materials with positive Heathen messages to incarcerated Heathens. Distelfink is currently in communication with inmates and administrators in five correctional facilities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Distelfink visitation takes place in three facilities in New Jersey.

The Troth's inmate and administrator contact has expanded quickly to fifteen states with volunteers conducting visitation in seven states. Recently, the Western Canadian Steward, John T. Mainer, has opened contact with interested parties to expand prison visitation in Canada, thus making In-Reach an international effort.

The In-Reach program is in need of books and materials to send to administrators and chaplains and to place in facility libraries. As such, In-Reach is excited and proud to be a beneficiary of Philadelphia Pagan Pride Day. Heathen materials will go to facilities with which In-Reach is in contact. Donated Pagan materials will be turned over to allied Pagan networks for distribution to facilities in which they work.

A list of needed and requested donations is provided in a link in the press release below.

Folks who are in the Philadelphia area are encouraged to join us on August 31!

Macht's immer besser!


FOR RELEASE August 11, 2013 
Media Contact: Robert L. Schreiwer, 

Philadelphia Pagan Pride, Inc., is pleased to announce the return of Philadelphia Pagan Pride Day on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Clark Park (4301 Chester Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143). The event runs from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, rain or shine. 

Philadelphia Pagan Pride Day is a family-friendly celebration of the harvest and reflects a variety of Pagan, Heathen, Wiccan, and other religious beliefs and practices. The day's events will feature a variety of workshops and discussions on religious and cultural aspects from the various traditions.

We have an exciting array of vendors and performers who will exhibit their wares and their talents. We are accepting additional vendors, workshop leaders, performers, and children's activity ideas up until August 15, 2013. Please visit to participate! 

Entry to the event is free, but we do request the donation of a canned food item or other provisions for our beneficiaries. This year, our beneficiaries are the food bank at the Mazzoni Center, Forgotten Cats, and In-Reach Heathen Prison Services. 

In 2012, Mazzoni Center's food bank Mazzoni Center's Food Bank provided more than 11,000 bags of groceries for over 1,200 individuals and families. For more information on Mazzoni Center services, please see

Forgotten Cats is a humane trap, neuter, and release organization. the organization also provides adoption services. For more information on Forgotten Cats, please see

In-Reach Heathen Prison Services is a joint effort of The Troth and Distelfink Sippschaft to bring positive materials and messages to incarcerated Heathens. In-Reach also accepts donations of other Pagan materials and distributes them through alliances and partnerships with other Pagan organizations. For more information on In-Reach, please see

A detailed list of needed donation items may be found at:

Anyone interested in getting involved as a volunteer should contact us by e-mail at:

For more information, please visit

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Der Froschmuun

Heit fangt der Froschmuun uff em Deitsche Muunraad aa. Darrich Urglaawischi Rechenschaft iss der Froschmuun der fimft Neimuun nooch die Oschdre. Fer Leit, die newe me Wasserloch adder re Dell wuhne, watt de Fresch ihre Schtimm glaar aa de schwuhle Summerowed gharicht.

Die, wu unnich em Froschzeeche gebore sinn, schpiggle ihre bezeechendes Gedier, laafend wie en gleeni, ruhichi Form aa, un wandlend, wie en Uffgwaxni, in en wohlbekannti (vielleicht aa iwwerheiflendi) Schtimm. 

Es gebt deel aabassungfehiche Zeeche am Muunraad, un der Frosch schteht zwische denne. Ebwohl en Frosch uff em Land lewe kann, braucht er schtarrick Wasser, um iwwerzulewe un sich zu vermehre. Die Erkenning vun unsere Nutz -- un Schutz -- vun de Wassermittel iss zum Volkbewusschtsei en wichticher Bschtanddeel in daere Yaahrzeit.