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Religion

GENERAL

Criminalizing Christian Behaviour- legally enforced political correctness

  • Peter Saunders * | This edition of Triple Helix highlights three possible changes in British Law that could lead to Christians receiving criminal convictions . . .
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DECLARATIONS

The Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience

  • . . . Christianity has taught that civil disobedience is not only permitted, but sometimes required. . . Unjust laws degrade human beings. Inasmuch as they can claim no authority beyond sheer human will, they lack any power to bind in conscience. . . Because we honor justice and the common good, we will not comply with any edict that purports to compel our institutions to participate in abortions, embryo-destructive research, assisted suicide and euthanasia, or any other anti-life act . . .
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The Westminster Declaration: Declaration of Christian Conscience

  • . . . We will seek to ensure that religious liberty and freedom of conscience are unequivocally protected against interference by the state and other threats . . . We will not be intimidated by any cultural or political power into silence or acquiescence and we will reject measures that seek to overrule our Christian consciences or to restrict our freedoms to express Christian beliefs, or to worship and obey God. . .
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The Canberra Declaration: A Call to Christian Conscience

  • The Canberra Declaration follows on from the 2009 Manhattan Declaration and the 2010 Westminster Declaration. It declares that when Christian values are respected and allowed freedom of expression, not just confined to so-called sacred spaces but in the public arena as well, society is richer and healthier. . . .We wish to emphasise three areas that demand particular attention in our contemporary Australian society, namely religious freedom, marriage and the family, and the sanctity of human life. . .
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In Defense of Religious Freedom

  • Catholics and Evangelicals Together | . . .Human freedom, and especially religious freedom, reflects God's design for creation and his pattern of redemption. Religious freedom is thus grounded in the character of God as revealed in the Bible and in the moral structure of the world that we can know through reason. It is precisely as Evangelical and Catholic Christians that we affirm, on the authority of the Bible, religious freedom for all, even as we are prepared to defend religious freedom in public life through arguments drawn from reason. . .
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