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The Global Charter of Conscience

Date recorded: 28 May 2013 | Speaker: Os Guinness | Event: ELF Workshop
The Global Charter of Conscience


The Global Charter of Conscience was published at the EU Parliament in Brussels in June, 2012, with the support of a coalition of groups led by the European Evangelical Alliance and with the endorsement of the UN Rapporteur for Religious Freedom. It is a reaffirmation and expansion of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. At a time when religious freedom is the most contested and embattled of the human rights, and worldwide religious restrictions are growing, the Global Charter has some simple objectives: 1)To reaffirm the foundational importance of religious freedom, 2) to launch a new discussion on the significance of building a new civil public square in each of our nations, and 3) to encourage Christians to reposition themselves in public life, and overcome the prejudices raised by past or present Christian positions.