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VOTE FOR LIMITS (vote4limits.org) is a charitable initiative that encourages legislators and the public to vote for limits to religious and cultural practices that damage multicultural community harmony.

Why are limits necessary?

In an ideal world we would all live in harmony with one another without the need for any limits. However, the reality is that it is only possible to live in harmony with one another when we have and respect limits designed to protect community harmony.

Why do we focus on the need for limits to religious and cultural practices?

In multicultural communities there are clearly clashes in religious and cultural practices that damage multicultural community harmony. We focus on the need for limits to religious and cultural practices because they are necessary to increase multicultural community harmony and because there is a tendency to avoid the sensitive issue.

What is the religious justification for calling for limits to be placed on religious and cultural practices?

From a Christian perspective, the need to exercise self-control is one of the very important positive attributes (called fruit of the spirit in Christianity) that Christians are called to follow and encourage others to follow. The need to exercise self-control is tantamount to accepting and respecting the need for limits to be placed on religious and cultural practices. Yes people have the right to choose a religion or belief, but observance should not be assumed to protect all religious and cultural practices without any limits.

What religious and cultural practices does VOTE FOR LIMITS believe should be limited for greater multicultural community harmony?
  • Face veils...
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).. 
  • Unregulated religious schools...
  • Sharia Councils diverting judgements away from state laws and state courts...
  • Religious cults brainwashing and coercive controlling their observants away from rational thinking...
  • Any other religious and cultural practices deemed to damage multicultural community harmony...

Do you support freedom of religion?

We fully support freedom of religion or belief enshrined in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We are particularly concerned about protecting the freedom to change religion enshrined in Article 18 and we would argue that this implies that religious practices need to be limited if they are subverting the human right to change religion. We would also argue that freedom to choose a religion or belief should not subvert community harmony by disregarding the human rights of non observants. Our intention is not to restrict religious observance but to limit religious and cultural practices that damage multicultural community harmony.
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