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An analysis of the Manhattan Declaration of 2009

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About the declaration:

A group of over 150 conservative Christian leaders -- "Orthodox, Catholic, and Evangelical" released the Manhattan Declaration on 2009-NOV-21 at the National Press Club in Washington DC. 1 It is a call for people to resist many three perceived changes to the culture that the authors believe are currently being promoted by various liberal Christians, progressive Christians, liberals of other religions, secularists, etc. These are:

bullet Increasing women's access to abortion.
bullet Allowing all loving committed couples to marry, including same-sex couples.
bullet Restricting religious freedom and freedom of conscience.

The Declaration advocates civil disobedience if necessary to resist and roll back change.

Topics covered in this section:

bullet Introduction: authors, content, support, and preamble
 
bullet Analysis of the preamble. Divisions within Christianity
 
bullet Analysis of the declaration and life sections
 
bullet Analysis of the marriage and religious freedom sections
 
bullet Reactions to the declaration
 
bullet More reactions

References used:

The following information sources were used to prepare and update the above essay. The hyperlinks are not necessarily still active today.

  1. "Religious leaders vow civil disobedience on anti-life issues. Declaration opposes forced participation in any 'anti-life act'." The Washington Times, 2009-NOV-21, at: http://washingtontimes.com/
  2. "Manhattan Declaration," official website, at: http://manhattandeclaration.org/
  3. The Manhattan Declaration "Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience," Text of the Manhattan Declaration, 2009-NOV-20, at: http://manhattandeclaration.org/  This is a PDF file.

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Copyright 2009 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance.
Originally written: 2009-NOV-22
Latest update: 2009-NOV-24
Author: B.A. Robinson

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