In 2016, Heathens worldwide banded together to speak out against bigotry and hatred from a particular group known as the Asatru Folk Assembly. Declaration 127 is named after the 127th stanza of The Hávamál, or Sayings of the High One, attributed to Odin.
The Declaration took the form of a webpage with a statement and signatories. In mid 2022, the website became inaccessible. Below is the version of the text of the web page, from May 19, 2022 on the Internet Wayback Machine Archive.
hvars þú böl kannt kveðu þat bölvi at ok gefat þínum fjándum frið
“When you see misdeeds, speak out against them, and give your enemies no frið”
January 2020: The Huginn’s Heathen Hof team is reviewing the verbiage of Declaration 127. We still encourage like-minded Heathens and groups to sign on, but the scope of the Declaration will eventually be expanded.
The organizations listed below represent a truly diverse set of voices within modern Heathenry. They represent national organizations, resource centers, local kindreds, as well as a plethora of authors and community leaders from every possible branch of our religion and walk of life. These independent organizations have signed this article due to a single shared interest.
To state their complete denunciation of, and disassociation from, the Asatru Folk Assembly.
The Asatru Folk Assembly (hereinafter referred to as the AFA) has a long and well-documented history of discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, sexuality, and gender identity. In a recent statement, the AFA declared point blank that non-white and LGBT Heathens were not welcome in their tradition. While the undersigned organizations listed here fully recognize the AFA’s right to govern themselves as they see fit, and with full autonomy, we hereby exercise the same right.
We will not promote, associate, or do business with the AFA as an organization so long as they maintain these discriminatory policies.
The AFA’s views do not represent our communities. We hereby declare that we do not condone hatred or discrimination carried out in the name of our religion, and will no longer associate with those who do. We will not grant the tacit approval of silence in the name of frið, to those who would use our traditions to justify prejudice on the basis of race, nationality, orientation, or gender identity.
The AFA is free to stand for whatever principles it sees fit.
They are free to stand alone.
The above declaration has been approved by the following 180 organizations in over 20 different nations: