‘Next year’s summer solstice at Stonehenge will be the first at which Druidry has been officially recognised as a religion’.



Stonehenge


Druidry to be classed as religion by Charity Commission


Druidry is to become the first pagan practice to be given official recognition as a religion.


The Charity Commission has accepted that druids’ worship of natural spirits could be seen as religious activity.


The Druid Network’s charitable status entitles it to tax breaks, but the organization says it does not earn enough to benefit from this.


The commission says the network’s work in promoting druidry as a religion is in the public interest.


The move comes thousands of years after the first druids worshipped in Britain.


Druidry was one the first known spiritual practices in Britain, and druids existed in Celtic societies elsewhere in Europe as well.


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