Malcolm Martin

Lead Candidate
Christian Peoples Alliance for London Assembly

 Lewisham Christian Peoples Alliance

Westminster Declaration

Protecting human life, protecting marriage, and protecting freedom of conscience are foundational for creating and maintaining strong families, caring communities and a just society. Our Christian faith compels us to speak and act in defence of all these.

Our beliefs and values

As Christians we reaffirm historic belief in God the Father (who created us and gave us the blueprint for our lives together); in God the Son Jesus Christ our Saviour (accepting his incarnation, teaching, claims, miracles, death, resurrection and return in judgment); and in God the Holy Spirit (who lives within us, guides us and gives us strength). We commit ourselves to worship, honour and obey God.

As UK citizens we affirm our Christian commitment both to exercise social responsibility in working for the common good and also to be subject to all governing authorities and obey them except when they require us to act unjustly.

Human life
We believe that being made in the image of God, all human life has intrinsic and equal dignity and worth and that it is the duty of the state to protect the vulnerable. We will support, protect, and be advocates for such people – including children born and unborn, and all those who are sick, disabled, addicted, elderly, in single parent families, poor, exploited, trafficked, appropriately seeking asylum, threatened by environmental change, or exploited by unjust trade, aid or debt policies. We pledge to work to protect the life of every human being from conception to its natural end and we refuse to comply with any directive that compels us to participate in or facilitate abortion, embryo-destructive research, assisted suicide, euthanasia, or any other act that involves intentionally taking innocent human life. We will support those who take the same stand.

We pledge to support marriage – the lifelong covenantal union of one man and one woman as husband and wife. We believe it is divinely ordained, the only context for sexual intercourse, and the most important unit for sustaining the health, education, and welfare of all. We call on government to honour, promote and protect marriage and we refuse to submit to any edict forcing us to equate any other form of sexual partnership with marriage. We commit ourselves to continue affirming what we believe as Christians about sexual morality, marriage, and the family.

We count it a special privilege to live in a democratic society where all citizens have the right to participate in the political process. We pledge to do what we can to ensure our laws are just and fair, particularly in protecting vulnerable people. We will seek to ensure that religious liberty and freedom of conscience are unequivocally protected against interference by the state and other threats, not only to individuals but also to institutions including families, charities, schools and religious communities. We will not be intimidated by any cultural or political power into silence or acquiescence and we will reject measures that seek to over-rule our Christian consciences or to restrict our freedoms to express Christian beliefs, or to worship and obey God.

We call upon all those in UK positions of leadership, responsibility and influence to pledge to respect, uphold and protect the right of Christians to hold these beliefs and to act according to Christian conscience.

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Key Signatories

  • Lord Carey - Former Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Cardinal O'Brien - Catholic Church in Scotland
  • Michael Nazir-Ali - Former Bishop of Rochester
  • Steve Clifford - General Director, Evangelical Alliance
  • Lyndon Bowring - Executive Chairman, CARE
  • Paul Ashton - CEO, Prospects for People with Learning Disabilities
  • Steve Brady - Principal, Moorlands College
  • Julie Anderson - Founder, Prayer for the Nation
  • Anita Cleverly - UK/European Director of ASK Prayer Network
  • Gerald Coates - Founder of Pioneer, Speaker, Author, Broadcaster
  • Chris Cole - Founder of Cross Rhythms
  • Baroness Cox - House of Lords
  • Philip Giddings - Chairman, Mission and Public Affairs Council, Church of England
  • John Glass - General Superintendent, Elim Churches
  • Martin Goldsmith - Associate Lecturer, All Nations Christian College, Author, International Conference Speaker
  • Lynn Green - International Chairman, Youth With A Mission
  • Archbishop Hackman - Transatlantic and Pacific Association of Churches (TAPAC)
  • Clifford and Monica Hill - Projects Director and Executive Director, Contemporary Christianity
  • Tony Horswood - Director, Connections
  • Kate and Paul Jinadu - Overseers, New Covenant Church Network
  • Matilda McAtthram - Black Mental Health UK
  • Peter Maiden - International Director, Operation Mobilisation
  • Judy Littler Manners - Fountain House Ministries
  • Yaqub Masih - Chairman, Pakistan Christian Concern
  • David Montgomery - District Superintendent of England and Wales, Church of the Nazarene
  • Jonathan Oloyede - Convener, Global Day of Prayer London
  • Hugh Palmer - Rector, All Souls Church
  • Peter Saunders - CEO, Christian Medical Fellowship
  • David Shosanya - London Baptist Association
  • Olave Snelling - CEO, Christian Broadcasting Council
  • Simon Steer - Principal, London School of Theology
  • Chris Sugden - Executive Secretary, Anglican Mainstream
  • Mike Wall - Executive Director, All Nations Christian College
  • Andrea Williams - Director, CCFON
  • Dennis Wrigley - Leader, Maranatha Community
  • Mark Stibbe - Founder and Leader of the Father's House Trust
  • David Stroud - Leader, Newfrontiers family of Churches in the UK
  • Chris Wright - International Director, Langham Partnership International
  • Paul Perkin - Chairman, Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans

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The Christian Peoples Alliance is a political party based on the Christian Democrat principles that seek to apply the teachings of Jesus Christ to public policy. We are considered progressive on matters of social justice and economics and conservative on personal responsibility, social and moral issues.

Christian Democracy arose in the late 1800’s and is a political way of thinking that is found elsewhere in the world, particularly parts of Latin America and Europe, although in various places it has been diluted by secularisation. Click here for a good introductory article on Christian Democracy

Other pages of this website set out our core principles and our views on various specific matters. If there are areas that we have not covered that are of interest to you, please contact us.

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