Friday, July 30, 2010

Call to Christian values in Canberra Declaration

The Canberra Declaration drafted by more than 20 Christian leaders and calling the nation to Christian values was was officially launched on the lawns of Parliament House on Friday, July 23, as part of the Government of God conference.

In the lead up to the August 21 federal election, The Canberra Declaration follows the 2009 Manhattan Declaration and the 2010 Westminster Declaration in declaring 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'.

The Declaration emphasises three areas in contemporary Australian society - religious freedom, marriage and the family, and the sanctity of human life.

About 3000 people have so far signed the declaration which can be viewed at the Canberra Declaration website or read in full on the In Depth page of Australian Christian Voter.

1 comment:

  1. Why 'christian' standards? Why not 'ethical' standards? Or 'civilised' standards. On what basis does it need the imprimatur of god?