Pagans Donate Helicopter Fund To Coast Guard - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Pagans Donate Helicopter Fund To Coast Guard

Published May 9, 2012

The Ásatrú Society of Iceland has decided to celebrate their 40th anniversary by donating a helicopter fund to the Icelandic Coast Guard.
In celebration of their 40th anniversary, the organisation has decided to donate a helicopter fund that they have put together for the Icelandic Coast Guard. The fund was formally given over to the control of the Coast Guard yesterday, who will soon be accepting donations for the fund from people around the country.
The group says that the reasoning behind the gift to celebrate their anniversary was that the Coast Guard ensures the safety of people at sea and protects Iceland’s natural resources, often under very difficult conditions.
While the Icelandic Coast Guard enjoys the most trust of any other group within Iceland’s legal system, it has – like many other government agents – been struggling to deal with economic conditions.
Ásatrú is a pagan faith based on the pre-Christian practices and beliefs of the Nordic people. It is a peaceful religion which honours the old Norse gods, believing in ethical treatment for other people and the planet, and has nearly 2,000 members in Iceland.


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