Re: Call to Action

Date: June 2, 2020

For Immediate Release

In the midst of crisis, we turn to our internal conscience and the values of our faith to guide our actions. Our founding values are focused upon the undeniable human rights that belong to every person, including the right to safety. And when that right is suppressed by unjust systems, we are called to courageous action to change those systems; this is in our identity as Heathens and as Americans.

“When you see misdeeds, speak out against them, and give your enemies no peace”

Hávamál 127.

These attitudes are echoed in the cries of those who currently demonstrate against a long-established system of injustice that has perpetuated unchecked violence against the Black community. We stand with them in holding those responsible accountable and in their right to demand change.

Forn Sidr of America stands with Black Lives Matter. We now call upon Heathens and other progressive faiths to speak out against these injustices and in support for those fighting for their right to life and safety.