The Manhattan Declaration: A Bold Statement on Family and Faith

The Manhattan Declaration: A Bold Statement on Family and Faith November 20, 2009

Today at 12pm, a group of evangelical, Catholic and Orthodox leaders released a statement on the sanctity of human life, traditional marriage, and religious liberty.  Called the Manhattan Declaration, this statement represents a bold rebuke of current cultural trends and a clear call to the culture to recognize the harm it is doing itself in crucial areas.

The statement was drafted by Robby George, Timothy George, and Chuck Colson.  Prominent evangelical signatories include Al Mohler, Russ Moore, David Dockery, Danny Akin, Marvin Olasky, Ravi Zacharias, Bill Edgar, Michael Easley, and others.  Evangel has a full list of signers.  The MD is not an outreach of Evangelicals and Catholics Together. 

 The Manhattan Declaration is not simply a statement, but a grassroots movement.  All who agree with the statement are strongly encouraged to sign the Declaration in support.

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The Manhattan Declaration is a 4,732-word statement signed by a movement of Orthodox, Catholic and evangelical Christian leaders who are collaborating around moral issues of great concern. Its 125+ signers affirm the sanctity of human life, marriage as defined by the union of one man and one woman, and religious liberty and freedom of conscience. The Manhattan Declaration endorses civil disobedience under certain circumstances.

Christians, when they have lived up to the highest ideals of their faith, have defended the weak and vulnerable and worked tirelessly to protect and strengthen vital institutions of civil society, beginning with the family.

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  • Chuck Colson? The Watergate conspirator? I’ve noticed a pattern of people on the right taking advice from figures known to have committed treason. Oliver North (who lied to cover Reagan’s dealings with terrorists), Sarah Palin (who’s husband plotted an Alaskan rebellion) and Chuck Colson who played an integral role in undermining our election system).

  • bud reedy

    thank you…thank you…thank you…i have every intention of reviewing the document with the congregations i pastor in the days ahead….i plan also to encourage our local paper religion editor to cover the story if she has’nt already…blessings

  • E.M. Cromer

    I admire Chuck Colson, the Watergate conspirator. He had a genuine Christian conversion and the Lord has used him in a mighty way in his prison ministry.

    The aim of the Manhatten Statement is to get one million signatories, which should be easy enough to do. Regardless of what you may hear and read today, America is a Christian nation founded on Christian principles but millions have lost they way in today’s social and cultural morass.

    Signing this statement is in obedience to God’s Word: “If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves anbd pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chron. 2:14 NIV)

    “Let the redeemed of the Lord say this”…(Psalm 107:2 NIV)