What Can We Do?

“What can we do?”

That’s the question I and so many others have been asking these last couple weeks.

As two temples, which have withstood the centuries, were blown up. As Daesh continues rampaging through the Middle East, unopposed by the Western powers; torturing and murdering people and setting up rape camps, turning children into monsters who behead people for the cameras. As refugees flood into Europe and are turned away. As drowned babies wash up on beaches.

This is the stuff of nightmares, and it’s so easy to feel powerless in the face of it.

And that’s the lie they’re trying to convince us of. And we must resist it with everything we have.

We can pray. We can work magic. We can write letters to our officials. We can go out into the streets and protest. And we can give money to help groups that are trying to make a difference.

I’ve done some research and these groups look pretty good to me:

http://www.moas.eu

https://www.mercycorps.org/donate/syria

http://donate.unhcr.org/international/syria

http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-09-03/5-groups-doing-important-work-help-refugees-you-may-not-have-heard

To help encourage folks to donate I’d like to make the following offer:

* If you give $5-25 I’ll send you your choice of up to five prayer cards. (One card per $5.)
* If you give $25-50 I’ll perform a setting of lights for you.
* If you give $75-100 you’ll receive a divination session with up to three questions answered.
* And for donations of $100 or more you get all of the above.

All you have to do is show me proof of your donation to claim your reward; no money will pass through my hands.

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

Posted on September 7, 2015, in community, palmyra, Polytheism and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. If I may, I’d also like to add that people may donate to the ASOR Syrian Heritage Initiative, which documents damage and assesses risk to important sites in the Near East, and works to preserve, and plan future preservation projects for, Near Eastern sites. http://www.asor-syrianheritage.org/donate/

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