Robert Schreiwer, Michael Strmiska, Lauren Crow, Ben Waggoner, and Thomas EngelmannJan 25, 2023
Welcome to Valhalla
On a Progressive Paganism
New Books Network 2020
Heathenry, a modern movement drawing on pre-Christian pagan religions, has become associated with the violent, racialized politics of the alt-right. Less well known is the fight to make heathenry — and the progressive values it can promote — inclusive and open to all.
- Robert Schreiwer, Heathen activist, founder of the Heathen tradition of Urglaawe, Manager of Huginn’s Heathen Hof and Heathens Against Hate, and Steer of the Troth (2016-2019 and again in 2020). Founder of In-Reach Prison Services.
- Michael Strmiska, associate professor in global studies at SUNY-Orange and author of Modern Paganism in World Cultures.
- Lauren Crow, co-host of the Heathen History podcast.
- Ben Waggoner, co-host of the Heathen History podcast.
- Thomas Engelmann, outreach specialist at Life After Hate’s ExitUSA.