• Petitioned Drew Gilpin Faust

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President, Harvard University
Drew Gilpin Faust

Sign the Petition: Condemn Witch-hunts at Harvard!

    1. Petition by

      Witches Rising

"It's been a few years now since witch hunting was in vogue in Massachusetts, but the upcoming Social Transformation Conference to be held at Harvard this April 1-2 could help rekindle the practice. Footage from a November 2009 evangelical conference held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village near Honolulu shows scheduled Social Transformation Conference speaker Dr. Pat Francis up onstage, her voice cracking with intensity, shouting out 'In the name of Jesus we break the power, of witchcraft power, every witchcraft power, we drive you out!'

As documented in this video, four of the speakers slated for the "Social Transformation" conference, to be held at the Harvard Northwest Science building, promote the idea that witchcraft is a pressing contemporary societal concern....these apostles represent a Christian supremacist movement whose leaders encourage believers to cleanse the Earth of infidels and competing belief systems."  [See full article: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/03/28/960974/-Avowed-Witch-Hunters-To-Hold-Harvard-Conference]

Join us in asking Harvard University President, Drew Gilpin Faust, to reconsider any association with such an event and make a public statement condemning these activities.  Use your voice, speak your truth--and spread the word!

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    Reasons for signing

    • Tonia Brege LOCKPORT, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      I think people deserve to be whomever they chose to be and they should not be judged for what they believe in.

    • Rhonda Cannon CONVERSE, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      I am not pagan, but my husband and many of my friends are. Ironic to this conference, they are truly the nicest, most authentic, and giving people I know...much more so than most Christians I know. This is very, very sad that Harvard would support such idiotic notions.

    • Elizabeth Triano PATTERSON, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      My first thought when I saw the headline for this story, passed along via email from a friend in our mineral club, was, "You have got to be kidding me." I bet it was your first thought too: witch hunts, yeah right... but seriously, this is not OK!

    • Erika Kassen DAVID CITY, NE
      • over 3 years ago

      This is not the 1600s. This is 2011. I'm a wiccan. This is very wrong! I thought america was freedom of religion or was that just for the Puretens when they fled England. If your going to hunt us come find me but I wont go away without a fight.

    • Carolyn Preston SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      This is exactly the kind of discrimination that needs to be gotten rid of in America. I was under the impression that this country was founded on the ideals of freedom for one and all, not just freedom for those select few who are special enough to be included. I'm a PROUD Wiccan and am disgusted by this kind of intolerance.


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