About PF/PFI - Overview
Function and Activities
Pagan (sometimes neoPagan)
"A broad, eclectic movement, centered in the industrialized West, which is characterized by a return to, or a reconstruction of, pre-Christian Western Nature religions" - Encyclopaedia of Witches and Witchcraft
The Pagan Federation was founded in 1971 (in Britain) to provide information, to counter misconceptions about Paganism and to work for the rights of Pagans to worship freely and without censure. To help accomplish this, the PF organizes members' only and public events, maintains personal contact with individual members and with the wider Pagan community, publishes a quarterly journal, Pagan Dawn, and holds an annual conference in London, UK, each November. The Pagan Federation International consists of all those regions lying outside of the United Kingdom, many of whom, like their UK counterparts, hold public gatherings throughout the year.
The PFI doesn't exist to promote any single path within Paganism, nor do we presume to represent all Pagans. Rather our members are drawn from all strands of Paganism, are at least 18 years of age, and subscribe to the Three Principles which give the Pagan Federation its common purpose and focus:
- Love for and Kinship with Nature. Reverence for the life force and its ever-renewing cycles of life and death.
- A positive morality, in which the individual is responsible for the discovery and development of their true nature in harmony with the outer world and community. This is often expressed as "Do what you will, as long as it harms none".
- Recognition of the Divine, which transcends gender, acknowledging both the female and male aspect of Deity.