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August 18, 2020
Our Founding Principles and Importance of Civil and Free Discourse: Chris Stigall with Pete Peterson

Chris Stigall talks with Pete Peterson, dean of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, about The Philadelphia Statement. Our public discourse is being undermined by cancel culture and ideological blacklisting – it’s time to bring that to an end. Listen to the podcast here.

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August 18, 2020
Tedesco at Daily Wire: “Cancel Culture Is Killing America. Here’s How We Crush It.”

Writing at the Daily Wire on Tuesday, ADF Senior Counsel Jeremy Tedesco called attention to the Philadelphia Statement as a much-needed first step to reversing cancel culture. “[I]f we want to protect free speech — and indeed, freedom itself — for our children, we’ll need to do more than sign our names to statements,” Tedesco […]

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August 18, 2020
Christian Headlines - Why We Support the Philadelphia Statement

Colson Center for Christian Worldview President John Stonestreet describes how last week he was included among the original signatories of The Philadelphia Statement, an essential appeal at an important moment in our cultural history. Acknowledging the current crisis overwhelming speech rights, the Philadelphia Statement calls for it to be protected, as an essential condition for […]

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August 18, 2020
Dozens of prominent scholars, faith leaders sign ‘Philadelphia Statement’ defending free speech, civil discourse

Editor at The Fix Jennifer Kabbany reports today how nearly four dozen prominent scholars and faith leaders have signed the Philadelphia Statement, an 851-word essay that defends the right to and need for free speech and civil discourse amid a country entrenched in what signers describe as social media mobs, cancel culture and campus speech […]

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August 17, 2020
Stonestreet Talks Philly Statement at WORLD Magazine

 In his Friday appearance on “The World And Everything In It,” Colson Center for Christian Worldview President John Stonestreet discussed the unique ways in which free speech is under assault in today’s culture, as well as how the Philadelphia Statement addresses those concerns. Read the full article here.

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August 13, 2020
Scholars, faith leaders sign Philadelphia Statement supporting civil debate, rejecting 'cancel culture'

Writing at the Christian Post, reporter Michael Gryboski outlines how a group of scholars and faith leaders, including prominent Southern Baptists including Albert Mohler and Russell Moore, have signed a statement supporting discourse and opposing "cancel culture." Known as the Philadelphia Statement and made public Tuesday, dozens of individuals have signed the statement supporting discourse […]

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August 13, 2020
Philly Statement Signatory Poliakoff on Campus Free Speech

Writing at Forbes on Thursday, American Council of Trustees and Alumni President Michael B. Poliakoff highlighted a federal bill meant to shore up free speech protections on America’s college campuses. A Philadelphia Statement signatory, Poliakoff writes that while federal action could result in some positive changes, the real need is for an internalization of “the value of […]

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August 13, 2020
R Street’s Lehrer Promotes Philly Statement

As an initial Philadelphia Statement signatory, R Street Institute President Eli Lehrer shared the Statement in full at his organization’s website. Read the statement in full here.

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August 13, 2020
'Hate Speech' label does damage to civil dialogue, Philadelphia Statement warns

Efforts to protect people from harm and error now marginalize and even demonize others for unpopular opinions, warns a new statement urging a revival of civil engagement and conscientious respects for the convictions of others  Read the full article here.

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August 13, 2020
‘Philadelphia Statement’ Urges All Americans to Embrace Free Speech, Resist Cancel Culture

More than 40 prominent scholars, freedom advocates, and policy experts released a public statement Tuesday affirming the necessity of free speech and civil discourse, while denouncing cancel culture, "hate speech" labelling, and other forms of ideological blacklisting. Read the full article here.

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