Menschenrechte für Priesterkinder


About the Sit-Down Strike

About us

The citicens' initiative "human rights for children of priests" and its Website were initiated by the sit-down strike of David and Wiltrud Weber in front of the Jesuit university St.Georgen in Frankfurt, Germany (For details about David and Wiltrud Webers story please also see ARE YOU AFFECTED?).

The sit-down strike, and in particular a demonstration of supporters during the "Social Forum" in St. Georgen in 2008 (See our PICTURE GALLERY) became the occasion to create this common platform for the fight against the discrimination of children of priests, as fundamental human and civil rights have been denied to them in almost all cases, as different as their respective biographies might be.

Since its beginning, "human rights for children of priests" has made considerable headway, in particular politically, with the signing of its online-petition by members of the German and European parliaments, and in raising public awareness of the issue: While David Weber took part in a well-known German television programme and was interviewed about children of priests by newspapers, we also initiated articles in the Austrian "Profil" magazine, and the British "Sunday Times". (For all articles see MEDIA). On our page JURIDICAL, we also name a lawyer who is prepared to evaluate possible claims and titles against the church.

While David Weber remains responsible for the website overall, anybody interested in the issue is invited to contribute texts or ideas (As did some of our supporters by suggesting this handing out of leaflets in 2009, also see in our PICTURE GALLERY).

If the texts fit the website, we'll be happy to include them, if the ideas enhance the cause, we'll be happy to take them up.

Picture with the very bad David ;)