Marking the official launch of a renewed, ongoing movement committed to free speech and civil discourse, Newsweek published in full The Philadelphia Statement on Tuesday morning. As a call to all Americans to preserve the freedom of speech and open discourse and debate, the Statement debuted with more than 40 prominent scholars, legal experts and religious leaders representing a wide spectrum of beliefs. The Statement affirms the necessity of free speech and civil discourse, while denouncing cancel culture, hate-speech labelling, and other forms of ideological blacklisting.
Read the statement at Newsweek here.
Review the list of initial signatories here.