"Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft are written by men."
- Neil Gaiman

Friday, April 1, 2011

Stand up Speak up!! 30 Days of Advocacy against Witch-hunts

 Keeping with the 30 Days of Advocacy against Witch-hunts...

In South Africa, 34 people became victims of witchcraft accusation in 2010. The South African Human Rights Commission has to date failed to publicly condemn the ongoing trend of witch‐hunts nationally.  ~ Pagan Rights Alliance

As I continue to do what I can to bring awareness to what is happening in South Africa, I find more and more about what is going on close to home. Many people do not get involved in these issues because it is not their Faith, it does not affect them, it is too far away to make an impact, etc. However I truly believe knowledge is power. With education about what is happening we can fight and change what is wrong in the world.
Many may even say that this would not happen in society closer to home. This all reminds me of the following quote:

But variations of it do still happen in areas other than South Africa. In fact, as recently as this year the Vatican has published a pamphlet Wicca and Witchcraft: Understanding the Dangers. This is a "how to" on converting the pagans back to Christ. And while many may not see much wrong with this, it is just a less violent way to condemn and ostracize what they do not understand. So this is my plea to all of you to take a stand. Stand up and Speak up for what is right. Burning people to death because they are different, condemning those who believe different than you, these are examples of what is wrong that we must change. Spread the word, send a letter, light a candle, do what is right!

Never again The Burning Times!!   

Follow this link (Pagan Rights Alliance) download and send the letter!!

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