There are many significant differences within the Christian community, including issues of theological position, as well as practice. The Canberra Declaration concentrates on our common areas of broad agreement, is built firmly upon Scripture and is as simple as it claims to be. It is a declaration of faith, position and commitment that we will not stand idle while religious freedom is removed, marriage and family is undermined and weakened, and human life is devalued. We encourage people to read the Canberra Declaration for what it is and no more; we encourage people to embrace these very reasonable universal standards, while consciously avoiding reading into the Declaration more than is there.