About Us

We are The Satanic Temple’s official presence in Atlantic Canada.

Our goals are to serve the religious and spiritual needs of our members, promote Satanic religious education within our Congregation; disseminate our religious beliefs, perform rituals, observe and celebrate TST’s Satanic holidays, honour TST’s religious Sacraments, be a force for positive change within our community, and provide a safe and welcoming community of diverse and engaged Satanists.


Seven Fundamental Tenets:

The Satanic Temple Atlantic Canada believes in 7 fundamental tenets

I. One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason.

II. The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.

III. One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.

IV. The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo one’s own.

V. Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.

VI. People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and remediate any harm that may have been caused.

VII. Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are The Satanic Temple (TST) in Atlantic Canada, a religion that professes modern Satanism.

Each province has its own hub city, but religious rituals and socials are organized in such a way to include as many of our members as possible. Our organizers make every effort to rotate between the most populated areas in Atlantic Canada. Our hub cities are:

  • Nova Scotia: Halifax
  • New Brunswick: Saint John
  • Prince Edward Island: Charlottetown
  • Newfoundland & Labrador: St. John’s

Our religion adheres to Seven Fundamental Tenets, which you can read above. We also recommend you read The Satanic Temple’s FAQs.

Satan, to us, represents the unfettered pursuit of knowledge, personal liberation, and rebellion against arbitrary authority. Our Satan is the literary Satan of Anatole France, John Milton, and William Blake. It is not the evil being of Abrahamic mythology or Hollywood fantasy. Similarly, we do not believe in or promote symbolic “evil.” We believe that things that cause unnecessary suffering are bad, and that things that alleviate suffering are good.

Our congregation advances the religion of modern Satanism by conducting religious rituals and ceremonies, celebrating TST’s Satanic holidays and sacraments, engaging in social events, and support our local communities through volunteer work and charitable endeavours.

If you are interested in joining our Congregation but live in a rural area closer to one of our hubs than your provincial Congregation or “Friends of” Group, you can still join. We do expect commitment, even if you can’t attend meetings or events all the time.

We are a religious organization that professes modern Satanism. We seek to cultivate a space for like-minded individuals, working to mutually support each other in our spiritual growth as Satanists.

TST Atlantic Canada Congregation is, first and foremost, a religious group. If you are seeking to join our Congregation solely to engage in activism, TST Atlantic Canada Congregation is probably not for you.

The Satanic Temple (TST) is not a political organization, a parody/trolling religion, or a catch-all activist club for every progressive cause. While you might be very passionate about a cause and while your cause may be worthwhile, if it does not closely align with our Tenets and mission statement or if it does not promote or advance the mission of TST, you will not find traction for that cause here. We encourage you to seek groups that do.

If you are unclear on TST’s mission, please refer to the TST FAQ.

Moreover, we strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with TST’s Guide to Effective Protest.

While some TST Congregations require you to be a Satanist to become a member, we do not. We accept allies who agree with our ethos, the Seven Tenets, our commitment to growing our Congregation, and support TST’s campaigns.

Please endeavour to understand what TST is, and what TST is not. TST generously shares knowledge, resources, and original content through our national websites and social media pages. We don’t expect you to be an expert on Satanism, but we do expect you to be self-motivated when it comes to learning. The more obvious it is that you are putting in the effort to learn, the more likely it is that people will be willing to help you learn more. If you are not sure where to start, check out The Satanic Temple Library.

As Satanists, we embrace our outsider status and take pride in our heterodox views, perceptions, and positive assertion of our values. As a 21st century emergence, our lineage is rich and complex, with Classical, Enlightenment, Modernist, and Postmodern influences. Esotericism and occultism are in the mix, yet, our Satanism is derived from the Miltonic-Romantic and French Decadent literary traditions, and is thus political, intellectual, and artistic at its core. Our community supports a diverse range of interests, and each member is encouraged to develop their personal spiritual practice/path.

TST Atlantic Canada Congregation exists to serve the spiritual and religious needs of its members.

We expect members to help grow our Congregation as well as support and further The Satanic Temple’s mission. This includes, but is not limited to: contributing to meetings and educational programs, helping with events, hands-on volunteering, and project logistics and planning. We do also realize that each of us are human and circumstances can change. We will work with you to stay a part of the group. However, we expect a level of drive and follow-through on your part.

Beyond engagement and time, we also uphold a code of conduct that every member is required to sign and adhere to. We expect professionalism, common courtesy, and respect from those around you. We are all working for the same causes. If you are a member of the congregation, your fellow congregation members are your allies. Treat them accordingly.

This group has a zero-tolerance policy for racism, bigotry, misogyny, transphobia, and the like. We strive to be an inclusive group for all people who agree with our Tenets and mission, and the safety of our membership is paramount. If you cannot abide by this structure, this is not the group for you. Congregation leaders reserve the right to dismiss a member at any time.