New Orleans, Religion, Vodou

What is Vodou?

Photo and original pattern by Judith Pudden.


Vodou is a religion that fights slavery.


It has literally fought slavery, and freed a nation of black slaves from their white owners in Haiti before the US, France or England abolished slavery.
But also fights slavery in every form today.
It is a religion of empowerment. A religion of personal freedom. It brings together communities to develop ways to fight those forces—economic, political and social—that hold us into roles and limit us.


That’s what Vodou is.


I believe we can change our lives. Magic ceremony is my tool for doing that. Help me make magic accessible to everyone. Magic to the People needs your help to raise as much money as possible before April 5.


2 thoughts on “What is Vodou?

    • Thanks Saum. I think too often we try to define a religion by its esoteric beliefs but beliefs vary widely among the Vodou community. I think that what’s more important is what the religion stands for.

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