Washington D.C., Sep 26, 2013 / 16:03 pm
Advocates of life, marriage and religious liberty united in New York on Wednesday to pray together and reaffirm their dedication to advancing foundational Christian principles of justice and the common good.
The Christian position on marriage, life and religious freedom is "as it must be, a truly consistent ethic of love for all humans," said Eric Teetsel, director of the Manhattan Declaration, a movement of Orthodox, Catholic, and Evangelical Christians working for life, marriage, and religious liberty.
He emphasized that supporters and signers of the Manhattan Declaration document "are part of a movement that has drawn a line in the sand," joining an "exemplary and inspiring" tradition of human rights advocates.
The Manhattan Declaration is a "statement of Christian conscience" that offers a Christ-centered response to what it calls "the most pressing questions of our time" on the topics of abortion, embryo-destructive research, same-sex marriage, and freedom of religion.