Date: 04 July 1997
For: Immediate Release
Several Pagan organizations cooperated to produce a press kit which was
sent to the Associated Press for inclusion in the AP Stylebook. The Stylebook,
often called the "journalist's bible," is the standard reference
for journalists in determining terms, titles, correct spelling, etc. The
press kit effort, led by the Pagan Educational Network, resulted in concise
definitions of Paganism and Wicca, an extensive glossary of terms, and
a listing of Pagan contacts and resources.
Co-signing the letter to the AP were representatives of the Pagan Educational
Network, the Aquarian Tabernacle Church, Ar nDraíocht Fein, The
Brideswell Collective, Celestial Teaching Center, Celtic Traditionalist
Order of Druids, Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans, The Henge
of Keltria, Jane's Tidings, Wiccan Community Fund, WindTree Ranch, and
Witches' Anti-Discrimination League.
The organizations involved have decided to send similar kits to other
news organizations. Covenant of the Goddess, Witches' League for Public
Awareness, and The Third Road will be co-signing these future kits. It
is hoped that through consistent, coordinated effort, Pagan faiths will
be treated respectfully by the media.
Our Freedom: A Pagan Civil Rights Coalition