Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
In February 2020 e.v. U.S.G.L. Strategic Planning Office published a strategy to support the organizational initiative to build a stronger fraternal community by investigating free or low cost resources on diversity training to be made available to local leadership and interested individual members.
The Diversity Education team, a subset of the U.S.G.L. Diversity Task Force, was established to research, review, and evaluate educational materials and to create supporting materials to facilitate intra-Order dialog about topics relevant to diversity and related issues within a Thelemic context.
We are pleased to announce that the first six educational modules (MoMods) that focus on racial diversity and inclusion are now available by request through the U.S.G.L. Education Committee’s Diversity page. The Diversity Education team (a.k.a. MoMod team) and were guided by the U.S.G.L. Values Statements, in particular:
“We advocate the principles of Scientific Religion and Universal Brotherhood, and oppose tyranny, superstition, and oppression.”
— U.S.G.L. Values Statement #4
“We believe that a membership free from unfair discrimination is essential to accomplishing our Mission,
and reject doctrines that promote bigotry, prejudice, and intolerance.”
– U.S.G.L. Values Statement #6
In addition to the six MoMods now available, we expect to complete six more on the topic of racial diversity and inclusion in the next six months, we are also actively working on other topics such as consent and harassment issues and LGBTQIA+inclusion. Other topics will follow.
I feel much gratitude for the amazing team that has been working so hard to bring you these materials. You can read more about how the team was formed in the Agape’ article that was published in Volume XX, No. 2, 2020 e.v. A few names have changed since then, as we’ve shifted focus from one topic to another, but one thing remains the same. The group continues to be well focused and thoughtful. It means a lot to us all to bring these modules to you.
The MoMods were birthed and fueled with the idea that our physical spaces and online events should be welcoming. They must be free of ignorance and the bias that discourages many members of underserved populations. If individuals want to embrace Thelema, take initiation, attend Liber XV, participate in classes or ritual events, then race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability should not be the limiting factor. The Law must truly be for all!
Love is the law, love under will.
Sr Melissa Holm
U.S.G.L. Strategic Planning Secretary