2.15 「維護公民社會價值,反對宗教右翼霸權」大遊行
"Protecting Civil Values From Religious Right" Demonstration


主辦:宗教霸權關注行動
協辦:公民社會網絡 香港青年學生聯合會

時間:2009年2月15日,上午11時30分舉行集會,12時出發,約行一個鐘
地點:長沙灣徑(荔枝角站A出口)
路線:由長沙灣徑(荔枝角站A出口)經恩福堂沿長沙灣道往太子的明光社
安排:不設dress code,提供藍色絲帶繋於恩福堂門口外,遊行結束時會設吹水會
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鑒於近日宗教右翼團體極具荒謬的論點竟能贏得大量教眾的支持,揭示出宗教右翼的影響力正在茁壯成長,不容忽視。

我們反對個別宗教團體以一己的宗教特殊價值凌駕人權,獲得個別的權力輸送。

我們反對法律成為個別宗教假以道德之名,行專權之實的工具。

我們反對任何意義的歧視,任何個別宗教也不能夠因為一己的特殊價值而作出歧視。

我們反對原意為提升學生人權及公民意識的公民教育受個別宗教團體侵害,變成個別宗教「專權」的工具。

我們依然相信這個社會是一個能夠包容不同聲音的社會。

我們依然相信這個社會是容許學生獨立思考的社會。

我們依然相信這個社會的宗教團體可以保持理性和開明。

我們依然相信「人人生而自由,在尊嚴和權利上一律平等」。



Call for support to all those who believe in a broad and open civic society rather than a closed and insular society ruled by intolerance, misinformation and bigotry

Rally on 15-February-2009 (Sunday)

Gather at 11:30 Cheung Sha Wan Path, in Lai Chi Kok, for march to Prince Edward .



We call ourselves “the civic movement network". We come from many walks of life including students, professionals, teachers and parents. Some believe in religion, other do not, however despite our differences, we share a common belief. Together, we treasure the core values of our civic society which have developed extensively - equality, human rights, democracy, rule of law, mutual dialogue, rational debate, tolerance, free and independent thinking, pluralism, transparent governance, care and concern for the minorities and under-privileged, respect for an individual’s rights and freedom to choose their lifestyles in pursuit of their happiness as long as others are not harmed.

Recently, we have seen alarming signs that demonstrate that these core values are being eroded and trampled upon. There has been a push towards singluarism, close-mindedness, conservatism, intolerance, authoritarianism and discrimination. Some groups push their agenda, ideology and values by their own ways and means which go against the core values of a civic society. These groups simplify complex public issues into plain black and white matters with a consistent moral and immoral dichotomy. Furthermore, they hijack public consultations while positioning themselves as the moral voice and label all differing opinions as "immoral". This effectively destroys mutual dialogue, rational debate, tolerance, free and independent thinking, pluralism, and individual rights. These groups can mobilize large groups of people and have networks in places such schools where they stir up people to join under malicious slogans, getting school teachers and students to follow their agenda, mocking our civic education, stifling free and rational thinking.

For issues concerning our human rights and the improvement of rights of minorities, they hijack the consultation process, stall legislation to improve human rights and equality, thus hindering the development of our civic society. This pushes our society towards singularism, intolerance and anti-intellectualism. Understanding and tolerance have been replaced with fear-mongering where misinformation is spread.

Some recent examples include misrepresenting amendments for the Domestic Violence Ordinance as a case of forcing society to accept homosexual couples; claiming that the review of Control of Obscene and Indecent Article Ordinance (COIAO) will result in a media flooded with “pornography” and "immoral material". We see shocking opinions and reasons that defy reason and logic. They relentlessly silence any dissent while pushing their agenda forward and showing bigotry to certain minority groups like sex workers and homosexuals. There are many other issues which are being threatened by these intolerant members of our society.

We want to raise our voices to warn the public of the dangerous direction that our society may head and that we should work to return our society to the path of a civic society.

For this, we will hold a rally on 15-February-2009 (Sunday) to express our voices and pledge for support. We call on those who treasure the core values of a civic society like we do to come and support us and say an assertive and peaceful "no" to the religious and ideology tyranny while asking them to respect the fair and square rule of engagement in a civic society. We are aware of the harm that has been done and we must heal our society and reconcile.



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