The Appalachian Pan-Pagan Prison Ministry –

The Appalachian Pan-Pagan Prison Ministry —  It is our goal to continue growing our pan-pagan prison ministry to serve the spiritual needs of our fellow pagans currently incarcerated in the West Virginia prison system, as well as in Ohio and elsewhere.  Currently we are on-site monthly at five facilities in WV and five facilities in Ohio, including Death Row.  The request for our presence is growing.  According to the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life, Pagan/earth-based, Native American, and other non-Abrahamic religions are growing in our prisons nationally at a combined rate of 71%.  Study after study is showing the effectiveness of spiritual and religious programming in prisons on the reduction of recidivism rates.  It is our goal to continue and grow a pagan prison ministry that will be able to address the spiritual needs of all pagans incarcerated.  This is not a “one-size fits all” ministry….we are ordained and licensed ministers from a variety of pagan paths: traditional polytheist, Wiccan, Asatru, Odinist, Satanist/Luciferian,  Appalachian Hoodoo, Celtic Paganism, etc…

Aside from the prisons we visit on-site monthly, we also offer correspondence courses and work with several Kindred and Covens across the nation.  The courses we offer are: Perennial Lessons in Living (A Celtic paganism course written by Emma Restall-Orr and reinterpreted by Rev Donna), the Elder Troth Lore Program, Developing Divine Relationships (a devotional polytheist course), Pagan Astrology, Chaos Magick, and a Satanism/Luciferianism 101 course

There are other programs we, as a ministry, get involved with.  However our main focus at this time is the prison ministry and our work in the Recovery community. (We will have resources on-site for those wishing to discuss recovery) 

 

At Beltane in the Forest, we will be available to discuss the ministry, accept any and all donations (book and material donations are also greatly appreciated) as well as offering reiki and raffles throughout the day.  Here is a link to the latest interview with Appalachian Pagan Ministry  https://godsandradicals.org/2017/02/02/solidarity-beyond-bars-pagans-in-prison/

Appalachian Pagan Ministry

PO Box 176

Huntington WV  25706

PH  (304) 826-7120   email:  appalachianpaganministry@gmail.com

www.appalachianpaganministry.com

 

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