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Satanic-Abuse-Scare-Treadwells-Inform-Conference-1Evening conference – Inform and Treadwells, at London School of Economics

In the late 80s and early 90s the media portrayed Pagans as satanic, large-scale ritual child abusers.  Definitively disproven by a thorough government-funded investigation, the scare is nonetheless of significance for understanding new religious movements, British society and ideas about Paganism. Tonight’s conference revisits the scare with  first-hand accounts of what it was like for Pagans, and then how it ended after researchers and investigative journalism got involved.   The five speakers are:

  • Prof. Jean LaFontaine, Professor Emeritus of the London School of Economics, and board member of Inform. Professor Lafontaine is author of the report which effectively ended the scare.
  • Prudence Jones, former president of the Pagan Federation, and active senior member during the scare
  • Phil Hine Co-founder and co-editor of Pagan News in the early 1990s.
  • Amanda van Eck  Deputy Director of Inform.
  • Rosie Waterhouse , Director of the MA in Investigative Journalism MA, at City University London and a freelance journalist whose pioneering journalism was instrumental in ending the scare
  • Sarah Harvey, Research Officer at Inform

This conference is hosted jointly between Treadwells and Inform, and it aims to explore the themes, events and personal accounts of the height and denoument of the scare in the early 1990s, which is of crucial importance not only for scholars but is a key turning point in the history of modern Paganism in Britain.  All are welcome. The evening starts at 5.30 with a wine reception and small exhibition of periodicals and ephemera of the era, courtesy of Phil Hine and the Inform archives.

Price: £15  Ring 0207 419 8507 or book online HERE.
Time: 6.30 pm – 9.15. Reception 5.30 – 6.30 pm
Venue: London School of Economics New Academic Building 54 Lincolns Inn Fields (Holborn Tube)

 

 

Pagan Federation London Lammas Open Ritual
Facilitated by Goddess Enchantment

August 4th – 7.30pm
Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, London, WC1R 4RL
£5 PF Members & concessions, £6 all others
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Volunteers Needed for our Outreach Project

outreach logoYour Federation Needs You! Volunteers Needed for Outreach Project

Some members of the Pagan community are less able to attend events due to mobility (injury, disability, old age) and illness. It is vital that they are supported and their connections with the pagan community nurtured. The Pagan Federation London Outreach programme aims to achieve this.

Would you be willing to give some time to reach out to these valued members? Your contribution could make a positive difference. We are looking for volunteers to undertake the following:

  • Befriending – check in on member’s well-being and being a friendly ear
  • Spiritual Ministry
  • Some practical assistance with Pagan practices.
  • Escorting to events where possible and arranging access and seating

All volunteers will be subject to the relevant checks such as Police Clearance (DBS).

For further information and to register interest, please contact:  london@paganfed.org

Although previous experience is not required, please provide details of any training/ skills you may have obtained which would be relevant to such a role.

 

About the Pagan Federation

Founded in 1971 the PF seeks to support all Pagans to ensure they have the same rights as the followers of other beliefs and religions. It aims to promote a positive profile for Pagans and Paganism and to provide information on Pagan beliefs to the media, official bodies and the greater community.

The Pagan Federation regards membership of any organisations that refuse to support freedom of religion and equality of race, gender, and sexual orientation, as incompatible with our aims, objectives and values.

 

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