Many of our well known Druid orders arose out of specific movements and traditions, each with their own history and basic beliefs. Go here to learn about Revival, Reformed, and Neopagan orders in North America.
This in-depth table compares four larger Druid groups in North America- including group origins, divinity and culture used in worship.
LIST OF ORDERS
Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF)
Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA)
Fellowship of Druidsim for the Later Age (FoDLA)
Orden Druida de Mexico
Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids (OBOD)
Reformed Druids of Gaia (RDG)
Reformed Druids of North America (RDNA) Info & RDNA- Carleton College Grove
Tribe of the Oak
Druidcraft Fellowship (Druidic & Wiccan fellowship)
Community & Training
FINDING OTHER DRUIDS
ORDER’S TRAINING & STUDY PROGRAMS
FoDLA – Druidic Training – training towards initation and ordination only
Green Mountain Druid Order – Home Study Course, Bard level is $200 to $600 depending on option chosen
New Order Druids – Grove of Dana Druid College, free or course grade books ~$12 each
OBOD – Membership & Training– ~$270 – $423 (depending on formats) for each of 3 grades
RDG – Druid Path Study CD ($19.99) and Reformed Druidism 202 Study CD ($19.98)
Covenant of Avalon Theological Seminary– Florida, US, requires membership in The Druidcraft Fellowship, may have local dues/tithes or suggested donations (no accreditation)
Please note that the above programs are designed for in-group or order use, and do not have formal educational accreditation. Contact the program you are interested in for more information.
Local training opportunities vary widely. Many groves will have no formal training, as their members are progressing individually through their order’s programs. Some groves will have informal learning across a broad range of topics of interest to members. Individual groves may have their own training programs, but often only for seekers in their immediate geographical area.
Based on most recent information, these are the Druid orders in North America that are legal churches (for instance, 501(c)(3) religious non-profit corporations in the US), and that can train and ordain clergy.
ADF is a Pagan, polytheistic, independant Neopagan church based on practices from Indo-European cultures. Founded in 1983, they are registered in the United States as a tax-exempt Nonprofit Corporation (501c3). In addition to their many other training programs, they offer a clergy training program for their members.
FoDLA is a fellowship of American polytheistic Pagans following the path of Draíocht Nua or Neo-Druidism. It is a is a tax exempt nonprofit church incorporated in the State of Califormia. They offer training toward initiation and ordination for individuals sincerely seeking to serve the Neo-Druidic and polytheist community. Membership (free), and a preliminary interview/review process required before offering an invitation to apply for training. $50 application fee once invited.
ATS Accredited Theology Schools
There are religious studies programs at regional accredited colleges- they can be checked for in your local area. (Go here for an ariticle on US accreditation.) There are also colleges that are accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the US and Canada- here are colleges from that list that have degree programs that may welcome Druid students. (Please do your own research.)
Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA, US
McGill School of Religious Studies, Montreal, QC, CN
Meadville Lombard Theological School (Unitarian Universalist), Chicago IL, US – offers distance learning
Starr King School for the Ministry (Unitarian Universalist), Oakland, CA, US
University of Manitoba, Faculty of Arts- Religion, Winnipeg, MB, CN
SEASONAL FESTIVALS- WHEEL OF THE YEAR