The Salamanca Declaration
As followers of Jesus in Tasmania, we have been faced with a number of challenges the last few months, particularly in terms of legislation going against some of our core values and beliefs. Amidst all of this, the Salamanca Declaration is a way of saying to the government that there are many people in this state who want to affirm the classical Christian values of life, liberty and legacy. The Declaration was drawn up by five church leaders representing the major denominations in Tasmania, including Bishop John Harrower. It affirms that all human life is sacred, that we are all endowed with the liberty to worship God and have our consciences informed by our faith in God, and that the marriage between a man and woman is the best home environment to raise children and to leave a legacy for our State. The Declaration was signed by Tasmanian church leaders in April and presented to the Honourable Mr Michael Polley MHA, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
And you can sign it too! You can add your name to the list of signatories who affirm the Declaration by clicking here. Let’s keep reminding our politicians that Christians in this state are united in opposing legislation which undermines life, liberty and legacy in Tasmania.