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History and background of the Global Order of Satan

Officially formed on June 24th 2018, The Global Order of Satan was formed to be a worldwide collective of Satanists united under a shared set of life values & moral pillars. Our aim is to make the world we live in a better place through our actions and in doing so eliminate prejudice, injustice, and religious oppression.

Our Global Order is made from a collection of local Satanic Orders spread out internationally. We work in agreement and consensus with each other, liaising in a non-hierarchical Council comprising leadership figures of our respective Orders. This allows The Global Order of Satan to adapt our Satanic values across many cultures and countries, giving each order its individuality. Our collectivist structure respects the will of each member to contribute to Satanism, and eschews authoritarian top-down hierarchies that have plagued other Satanic organisations. Further to this, we work on a non-profit basis: all money raised goes towards funding projects, purchasing stock and helping those in need as opposed to lining pockets. Whilst each Order has its own application and screening processes, there is no membership fee to join an Order, and we never pass around a collection plate.

Our members have come from a variety of background and experiences, some having previously been parts of other Satanic groups, some starting their journey with us. As our Six Pillars and our Frequently Asked Questions indicate, we are a progressive atheistic Satanic group following science, evidence, and reason. We therefore ask and require that all our members — as well as those applying to join us — do the same. If you’d like to join you can find out more here.

As a collective Satanic international group, we can drive change both nationally and internationally while sharing the core messages of Satanism. Our primary goal is to show that in contrast to the hatred spread in the name of people’s gods, great things can be done in the name of Satan. For more information, you can read more about our previous campaigns here.

As important as our activism is, our Orders also provide structure for the pastoral care of our members. Like any other religion, we meet up for social events and outings, our registered celebrants perform wedding and funeral rites, and we make charitable donations to causes close to our members’ hearts. We also issue grants to financially support our LGBTQIA+ members while transitioning or accessing other healthcare, assist with emergency accommodation and provide advocacy support for members experiencing religious or other discrimination in the workplace.