In this series, we hope to dispel myths about The Covenant of the Goddess (COG) regarding what the organization is about, membership and its costs, and benefits to being a member. One of the first questions we want to address is if COG and their local councils are Facebook organizations.
Q. Is the Covenant just a Facebook organization?
No. The Covenant of the Goddess formed in 1975 as a non-profit educational organization dedicated to securing for Witches the same rights and privileges enjoyed by other religious groups. We are open to all traditions of the Craft, including Eclectics and self-initiated Witches. We are a federation of covens and solitaries of many traditions, and have worked for Witches’ civil and religious rights for many years. We are organized in 14 Local Councils throughout the United States, as well as National memberships for covens and solitaries from areas where there are no Local Councils. We have a small number of international members, mainly from English-speaking countries, such as Canada, the UK and Australia. At Samhain 2015, COG will celebrate its 40th anniversary.
The Covenant’s Facebook presence is an outreach project begun in 2010 by Greg Harder who was then COG’s Public Information Officer. Many people enjoy the mix of Pagan and Wiccan news, archeology, folklore, weird science, music, and other offerings that are circulated nearly every day on our Facebook page.
Our next installment will address training and types of memberships. If you have any questions, contact your local council or COG.org