We hope the Canberra Declaration will:

  1. Awaken and encourage Christians to take a stand to protect our Christian heritage and values.
  2. Awaken and encourage politicians and the broader community to action.
  3. Help to unify the church.
  4. Help educate people.
  5. Enable further equipping and networking of those who are passionate about the restoration of Christian Values in our nation.

To expand on the 5 points above:

1) THE DECLARATION SERVES TO AWAKEN AND ENCOURAGE CHRISTIANS TO MAKE A STAND

In providing an opportunity for people to make a personal declaration it provokes thought and encourages conviction. If belief in the sanctity of life, marriage, family and religious freedom is affirmed, then belief may translate into action. This is obviously desirable.

2) THE DECLARATION SERVES TO AWAKEN POLITICIANS AND THE COMMUNITY

This is why we need names and addresses. We need to prove that the people who are signing are indeed real people. Politicians often ask for those sorts of details on most petitions. We want them to know it matters to us. Credibility is the currency of change.

What the Canberra Declaration is able to do with this document, to help change public policy, really depends on how well the document is circulated. Your help in getting your friends to sign the document is vital.

3) THE DECLARATION SERVES AS A UNIFIER

Our unity will be blessed. In a secular environment that so focuses on and encourages division within the Christian community, here is something a great many of us can agree on and can work on together.

4) THE DECLARATION SERVES AS AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL

There is an enormous number of Christians who haven’t joined the dots together and are comfortably unaware about what is happening in our world. There are also many other non-Christians who are similarly unaware. Even signing the document will help them in that education process. Knowledge is power.

5) THE DECLARATION SERVES TO ENABLE NETWORKING AND EQUIPING CHRISTIANS

Those who have identified as wishing to join the community will receive updates and resources. This will enable them to take action and become agents of positive change.