About PF/PFI - History
Function and Activities
The Pagan Federation has been in continuous existence since 1971 and has published its journal Pagan Dawn, and its previous incarnation as The
Wiccan, since 1969. Over this time it has grown to have a readership of more than 3,000 quarterly. These facts make the Pagan Federation one of
the largest and oldest organizations of its type in Europe.
It was set up originally as primarily a campaigning organization: one that would actively fight the ignorance and negative attitudes towards
Paganism which were at large in the country (UK) then and which obviously still exist in various forms today.
To help campaigning, it was essential to create a network of like-minded people who shared common aims. The second major focus of the PF
therefore, was to put Pagans in touch with each other, so that they could share views and meet and talk. A nationwide network, now run by over 40
Regional Coordinators and numerous local organizers, has been put in the place so that members can meet and work together for the benefit of
Paganism in general.
These two functions are still paramount today but have evolved as times have changed. It might still not be easy to "come out" as a Pagan now,
but it was almost impossible a few decades ago. This change in perception, which the PF has helped cause, has enabled us to make considerable
strides toward a more proactive and visible celebration of Paganism.
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