Category Archives: CONGRESS

The speech of President Jonas Trinkunas in Bologna conference 2010

Dear friends,

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

Report of Slavonic Native Religion community «The Great Fire, Bologne, Italy 2010

The Slavonic Native Religion community«The Great Fire as one of the examples of revival the traditional culture and it`s main values»

The idea of revival the native Slavonic religion appeared in Ukraine in the beginning of 20-th century. During the long period, when Ukraine was a part of the Soviet Union, the revival of the traditional Slavonic religion was very difficult. But still, there were people, who understood all the importance ofancient religion. Continue reading Report of Slavonic Native Religion community «The Great Fire, Bologne, Italy 2010

Die Ethik des Alt-Heidentums

Wenn man die alte Religion der Vorfahren aus den nicht so reichlichen Quellen rekonstruiert, dann steht man irgendwann vor dem Problem, daß zu einer Religion, die dem einzelnen Menschen auch Anleitungen für ein richtiges, also den Göttern gefälliges Handeln geben soll, eine ausgearbeitete ethische Lehre dazugehört. Leider ist es aber bei den germanischen Überlieferungen so, daß ethische Regeln nur indirekt zu finden sind und es daher viel Mühe braucht, um daraus wieder eine vollständige ethische Lehre zu entwickeln. Continue reading Die Ethik des Alt-Heidentums

ETHICS OF BALTIC RELIGION

By Jonas Trinkūnas

The Lithuanians’ ancient religion is inseparable from homeland, ancestors’ land, language; it takes its root in high antiquity and our ancestors are its originators. The ancestors pass on their most sacred knowledge to us as a traditional culture with its customs, morality, folk songs, etc. The religion itself formed as an expression of the sacrality of cultural traditions, closely related with the moral outlook. Continue reading ETHICS OF BALTIC RELIGION

THREE BASES FOR A PAGAN TRADITIONAL ETHIC IN THE PRESENT WORLD

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

Ethics, moral and virtue in the context of the germanic pagan folks

By Frank Wilke

The term ethics (old Greek ethos) designates the habit, custom, usages and kind of sense of a folk. Thus the ethics is the science of correct or wrong acting and wanting (of an individual, a folk or a society) and struggles for the attempt of a clarifying of the elementary question, what good and bad is. Additionally that central, most-discussed subsection of philosophy, which concerns practically each humans, includes the terms of the individual human freedom, the social standards, the morality and the moral itself in general.   Continue reading Ethics, moral and virtue in the context of the germanic pagan folks

Bologne ECER Declaration-2, 29th of August, 2010

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

Third International Conference and Gathering of Elders Renaissance of Ancient Traditions: Challenges and Solutions

31st Jan to 5th Feb. 2009, Nagpur, India

ICCS (International Center for Cultural Studies) is organizing this conference in collaboration with the World Congress of Ethnic religions (wcer.org), the National Council of Elders Mayas, Xinca and Garifuna of Guatemala. Continue reading Third International Conference and Gathering of Elders Renaissance of Ancient Traditions: Challenges and Solutions

The 2007 WCER Congress in Latvia – Riga (19th – 21th June 2007)

The 2007 WCER Congress (19th – 21 th June 2007)
Place : in Latvia – Riga, Jurmala, Sigulda.
Theme: „The spirit will see new light in the turn of ages” (Rainis)
Ethnic religions – national spiritual base

The central axle of the immaterial heritage of every nation is its ethnic religion – the national spiritual base that should become the spiritual base of humankind in future. Continue reading The 2007 WCER Congress in Latvia – Riga (19th – 21th June 2007)

The 2006 WCER Congress, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India (5th – 10th February 2006)

The 2006 WCER Congress  (5th – 10 th February 2006)
Place : H. N. Mathur Institute of Public Administration, Nehru Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Theme: “Spirituality Beyond Religions” 9th Conference of the WCER in Jaipur – India

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