The Manhattan Declaration is a statement in defense of life, marriage and religious liberty. It has been been signed by over 529,000 people, including many Catholic Bishops and other leaders in the Catholic Church.
Their website states:
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. It was in this tradition that a group of prominent Christian clergy, ministry leaders, and scholars released the Manhattan Declaration on November 20, 2009 at a press conference in Washington, DC. The 4,700-word declaration speaks in defense of the sanctity of life, traditional marriage, and religious liberty. It issues a clarion call to Christians to adhere firmly to their convictions in these three areas.
You can read the Declaration here.
Click here to see a list of religious leaders who have signed the pledge (including many Catholic Bishops).
Please consider signing the Declaration yourself by following the directions here.
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