Dear friends, brothers and sisters, fellow pagans.
I’ m Vlassis Rassias and I represent the Supreme Council of Ethnikoi Hellenes (YSEE), the main board of representation for the followers of the ethnic polytheistic Hellenic Religion. Our aim is to defend from verbal and physical abuse all the holy items, symbols and ideas of our Tradition and, of course, to fully restore the Hellenic Religion, against the fact that the Greek state has so far omitted in its legislation the granting of legal personality to religious communities apart the three byzantine religions -Orthodox Christianity, Turkish Sunni Islam and Judaism- which constitute Public Law Legal Entities. Continue reading Bologna 2010 speech of Vlassis Rassias (Supreme Council of Ethnikoi Hellenes – YSEE)
Greetings to all participants of the WCER conference. I would like to remind you that our organization, born in 1998, this year will be gathering for the 13th time. I am very pleased that we have been so graciously invited to the city of Bologna in Italy. Bologna is a historically important Renaissance city, so Gentilitas is choosing the location where the Congress will take place according to the needs of the foreign Delegations. We are very grateful to the religious association Gentilitas – Spiritualita Italica, who put a lot of effort so that delegates from different countries could gather to socialize and discuss. Continue reading The speech of President Jonas Trinkunas in Bologna conference 2010
At the ECER congress, Bologna 26-29th August 2010 c.e.
Warning: In these pages I make a wide use of the words “Pagan” and “Paganism”, even though I know that these words aren’t adopted or approved by every group here. But since I’m going to talk about some general principles that should be common to several ancient non-monotheistic traditions and since here in Italy we are used to hear many people saying that Italian tradition is only catholic tradition, I’ve decided to use the word “pagan” only to mean a tradition coming from these ancient non-monotheistic religions. Continue reading THREE BASES FOR A PAGAN TRADITIONAL ETHIC IN THE PRESENT WORLD
Bologne ECER Declaration-2, 29th of August, 2010
The WCER delegates who gathered in Bologna, Italy (2010.08. 26-29) at our yearly conference came to the decision that from now on our name should be changed to European Congress of Ethnic Religions. The word “World” should be “European” instead. Why did we decide to focus only on Europe? Thirteen years have passed since the creation of the Congress in 1998 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Every year, conferences were organized in various European countries and it turned out that that the Congress actually unites only people of European indigenous traditions, even though the congress is open to all other traditions. Continue reading Bologne ECER Declaration-2, 29th of August, 2010