Statements on Controversial Issues

From time to time people raise questions about the position of the Earth Charter regarding various sensitive or controversial social issues. The following statements on several such topics have been prepared by Steven Rockefeller in consultation with various ECI Council members and Advisors. These statements are not official statements adopted by ECI Council. However, the Council supports the use of these statements by Council members, the Secretariat, Affiliates, and others when they are looking for guidance regarding how to respond to questions about the Earth Charter. These statements have been extracted from Section XI. of the Earth Charter Initiative Handbook, and cover the following topics: `The Earth Charter and Religion`; `The Earth Charter and Responsible Reproduction`; `The Earth Charter, Non-Discrimination and Sexual Orientation`; `Does the Earth Charter Support Socialism?` with its translation into Spanish `Carta de la Tierra y Socialismo`

Publisher: Earth Charter International
Year Published: 2008
Country: International
Language: English

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