DRUIDRY has become the first pagan practice to achieve official recognition as a religion.This milestone move comes after a five-year battle by The Druid Network for charitable status.
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The Charity Commission's acceptance of TDN's application gives the organisation valuable tax breaks but, more importantly, establishes Druidry's right to be recognised as a religion for the first time in Britain since the dawn of Christianity here.
TDN now becomes registered as a charity furthering the religion of Druidry.
The importance of this ground-breaking decision is immense, not just to Druid groups and groves, but also to followers of other pagan paths whose religious credentials can only be enhanced, and who should now find it less arduous to win recognition for themselves, should they wish to do so.
As affiliates of The Druid Network, Wight Druids congratulate them heartily on this hard-won and singularly significant achievement and offer our Blessings for their continuing efforts on behalf of all those of us who practice Druidry as our religion.
The Charity Commission judgement in full (a download in PDF format):