Many people, Many traditions, One Community
The Acadiana Spiritual Association (ASA) is a group of individuals who practice alternative spiritualities which ascribe to common values and goals for the betterment of themselves and their local religious, social, political, familial, and work communities. Acadiana Spiritual Association defines alternative spirituality as inclusive of reconstruction of classical polytheistic religions, neo-pagan paths, new age movements, magical systems, syncretic religions, eastern philosophies, and indigenous or tribal traditions. The Acadiana Spiritual Association embraces and celebrates diversity and inclusiveness of all minority faiths within the Acadiana community; we endeavor to raise awareness of Acadiana's diverse spiritual beliefs.
The Acadiana Spiritual Association hosts multiple events each month, such as Sharing Circle, D.I.V.E.R.S.I.T.Y. Night Social, and Triviae Theologia. Along with reoccuring events, such as quarterly workshops, yearly retreats, and an annual picnic. We also have several community service projects, such as an annual fundraiser benefitting cancer victims and an annual cemetery clean-up day. We also travel to attend regional spiritual conventions. One day we hope to host a multi-religious spiritual convention in Lafayette, Louisiana as well as expand our community service projects. We build community through shared experiences and positive social interactions.
Shirts & Hoodies NOW On Sale!
Starting at $17.00
ASA Now has T-Shirts & Hoodies now on sale! We have two specific designs: the Greek Style official ASA shirt of 2015 as well as the DIVERSITY style shirt. Both designs come in a variety of styles: t-shirts, lady's fitted t-shirts, muscle shirts, hoodies, etc. Shirts are high-quality and will be printed by TeeSpring. You only have until December 9th to order. We must sell at least 10 shirts/hoodies in order to print the shirts. If we do not reach our quota, shirts will not be printed.
Member Rewards Program
Join today and begin earning points in our new Member Rewards Program! Who doesn't want to earn FREE goods and services? Any official member could earn 40 points per month by just attending all the current recurring events we host or support per month. Check out our Member Rewards Program page for more information.
Nos Devoirs Sacrés
Our motto is “Nos devoirs sacrés,” which translates as “Our sacred duties.” Each letter in SACRÉ stands for something we value and hope to manifest in Acadiana. These are the goals and aspirations which ASA’s members work toward for the benefit of the community. Spiritual growth and interfaith networking, Awareness of spiritual and religious diversity, Charity drives within the local community, Religious tolerance and collaboration, and Education are “our sacred duties.” Our goals include creating a public worship space for all faiths, providing monthly seminars and educational workshops, creating and airing public service announcements, and sponsoring community service projects. We host several events each month which are free and open to the public. ASA also sponsors other events, such as public rituals or ceremonies, social gatherings, and workshops that are not organized by ASA.
Directed and operated by ten elected individuals, the Acadiana Spiritual Association is built upon volunteerism and donations. Having members who go out into the community and volunteer their time is our greatest assest; lots of manpower is required to achieve many of our tasks. Donations by members and non-members have also come in handy. So far, donations have been used to cover legal expenses to become a federally recognized charity organization as well as monitary donations to Arc of Acadiana and Miles Perret Cancer Services. In the future, donations and member dues will be used for deposits and initial costs for events, public service advertisements, our own out-reach programs, and many other endeavors.
Our intent is to:
(1) Raise funding for public events and charities
(2) Be a public voice for all non-mainstream religions
(3) Get involved in civil rights issues in the community
(4) Actively recruit more individuals in our community through awareness
(5) Educate the community through workshops, lectures, and symposiums
(6) Create a public space to use for rituals, weddings, banquets, and meetings
(7) Establish charity and volunteer organizations to help those in need.