Declaraţia de la Manhattan

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Va prezentam unul dintre cele mai importante documente privind valorile redactate la nivel mondial in 2009, Declaratia Manhattan (The Manhattan Declaration) . Aceasta a fost semnata pe 19 noiembrie de catre 149 de personalitati marcante ale vietii religioase din Statele Unite. Este un document extrem de important pe care va rugam sa il difuzati mai departe. Documentul a fost facut public, fiind deja publicat si in New York Times. A fost redactat de intelectuali si lideri crestini proemintenti americani. Pe 28 septembrie 2009, cei 149 de semnatari ai Declaratiei, proveniti din congregatii americane ortodoxe, catolice si evanghelice, s-au adunat pentru a declara fara echivoc principiile biblice si crestine privind valorile. Documentul se pronunta asupra valorilor fundamentale crestine si condamna si respinge eforturi le unor activisti de a le elimina. Privind viata, Declaratia afirma, cu citate din Sfanta Scriptuta, ca viata este data de Dumnezeu si ca incepe in momentul conceptiei. Promovarea avortului este declarat un pacat social. Casatoria este definita, tot pe baza Bibliei, ca uniunea dintre un barbat si o femeie, iar Declaratia respinge presiunile “minoritatilor sexuale” de redefinire a institutiei casatoriei. Declaratia reafirma libertatea religioasa, atrage atentia asupra faptului ca autoritatile politice din diferite tari din Unuinea Europeana, Canada si SUA au adoptat masuri legislative care intentionat submineaza libertatea religioasa in favoarea “minoritatilor sexuale,” si cer ca acest drept fundamental sa fie respectat si protejat. Redam frazele finale ale Declaratiei, fraze inspirative si demne de un credincios adevarat: “We will fully and ungrudgingly render to Caesar what is Caesar’s. But under no circumstances will we rende r to Caesar what is God’s.” (“Vom da Cezarului fara cartire ce este al Cezarului, dar niciodata nu vom da Cezarulului ce este al lui Dumnezeu.”) Ca organizatie civica de inspiratie crestina, AFR isi afirma adeziunea totala fata de aceasta Declaratie. Nadajduim sa slujeasca ca inspiratie si liderilor spirituali din Romania. Romania are nevoie de o Declaratie similara din partea liderilor ei spirituali, mai ales in aceste vremuri tulburi pentru valorile crestine si libertatea religioasa. (buletin informativ AFR)

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Most Rev. Peter J. Akinola Primate, Anglican Church of Nigeria (Abika, Nigeria)

Randy Alcorn Founder and Director, Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM) (Sandy, OR)

Rt. Rev. David Anderson President and CEO, American Anglican Council (Atlanta, GA)

Leith Anderson President of National Association of Evangelicals (Washington, DC)

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Scott Chapman Senior Pastor, The Chapel (Libertyville, IL)

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Timothy Clinton President, American Association of Christian Counselors (Forest, VA)

Chuck Colson Founder, the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview (Lansdowne, VA)

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4 răspunsuri to “Declaraţia de la Manhattan”

  1. Paul Sanduleac Noiembrie 24, 2009 la 20:41 #

    Am citit-o si eu azi. Impresii bune.

  2. cristina Decembrie 1, 2009 la 8:29 #

    Bine ar fi sa nu ramina doar o foaie de hirtie….

  3. Alexandru Curbet Decembrie 1, 2009 la 15:18 #

    Din fericire , nu va rămâne doar o foaie de hârtie, pe lângă liderii religioşi a mai fost semnată de încă 200.000 de persoane. Şi încă se mai poate semna cine doreşte.

  4. premarital counseling test Septembrie 30, 2012 la 4:37 #

    Agreed.

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