Christianity & Judaism

Christianity and Judaism  share a deity, religious writings, and a long history. There have been past nature centered currents in these religions, which many today are re-integrating using Druid teachings.

Allied Druid Orders

Orders in North America with inclusive practice or teachings on divinity- i.e. for monotheists, Christians, Jews, and others:

Ancient Order of Druids in America
Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids
Reformed Druids of Gaia
Reformed Druids of North America

The Early Celtic Church

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St Brigid statue, Kildare Ireland, 2004

Unlike the very hierarchical Roman Church-

“In contrast, the Celtic church celebrated grace and nature as good gifts from God and recognized the sacredness of all creation. It had a love of mysticism and poetry, a deep respect for the feminine, included women in its leadership and allowed clerical marriages. The Celtic understanding of church leadership was rooted in its rural and agricultural communal culture, and the great Celtic monasteries emerged from this tribal system.”

(Celtic Spirtuality- a beginners guide, St. Cuthbert).

Hasidic Druids of North America & Hasidic Druids of Earth

In the early 1970s, the Hasidic Druids of North America was founded in St. Louis, Missouri, US by Issac Bonewits and other members of the Reformed Druids of North America.  This was in response to members who were raised Jewish, but wanted “a Druidism with Neopagan polytheology and Yiddish/Jewish cultural patterns” (Bonewit’s Essential Guide to Druidism, Pg. 90). While only active for a few years, there are HDNA writings available in the – A Reformed Druid Anthology, The Great Druish Books chapter.

The HDNA has recently been reincarnated as the Hasidic Druids of Earth, which is open to anyone of a Jewish heritage or inclination, and is interested in Reformed Druidism.

Jewish Druid Resources