Combating human trafficking is one of the spearheads of the European Christian Political Movement. It is an international problem that needs a common European strategy in order to be dealt with effectively. Several organizations are active in combating human trafficking and all over Europe campaigns are being started to create awareness and put forward measures to fight modern day slavery. ECPM is not only a European political party, it is first of all a movement. Therefore we urge you to get involved in the fight against modern day slavery as well!


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Human dignity expresses the intrinsic value of every human being in every stage of human existence, from conception until natural death. There is a particular need to protect vulnerable, handicapped, or unborn members of the Human Family. The growing poverty in Europe and increasing gap between the rich and the poor is in essence a crisis in human dignity that needs to be addressed as such. This is not only a European issue. It should be a global priority to fight the enormous injustice that people experience and has effect on their basic needs.


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In the global economy the emerging economies, whose growth helped European exporters through the crisis, are now showing signs of stagnation. The crisis has demonstrated the major flaws which have to be dealt with in order to prevent a repetition. Simply continuing with the current system without addressing fundamental issues is not an option. The fundamental questions of poverty (and working poor), ownership, ecology, energy, ageing and resources cannot be ignored due to the simple fact that if these issues are not dealt with they will become the cause for a deeper crisis. According to the European Commission there has been a sharp rise of poverty in the EU. The traditional answer ‘more jobs’ to escape poverty is not sufficient in the face of a rise in the number of ‘working poor’. The explosion of unemployment is clearly connected to the massive bankruptcy of small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) and massive lay-offs by multinationals. Both causes of this mass unemployment point to the need for a new and more inclusive direction of our economy.


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Faith, conscience and expression are relational and fundamental freedoms. These freedoms mean that we do not just make our own conviction heard but that we give each other the space to do the same, individually and together. Real freedom of faith, conscience and expression only becomes visible through relations with those who feel, think or act differently. Freedom of belief is a clear indicator of the level of democracy and freedom in a country. It is no coincidence that the countries in which Christians are persecuted the most, are either authoritarian regimes or failed states that are facing a certain level of civil war. In many so-called more well-ordered societies there is in practice no real freedom of belief as well. According to Open Doors over 100 million Christians worldwide are currently persecuted or in danger because of their belief.


ECPM view on Religious Freedom »

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Family is the most important social entity, it precedes the state and any other community or group. Life starts in the family and relations start in the family. Investing in children is investing in the future, as they will grow up to become the most important resource. Parents who invest in their children therefore invest in society as a whole. Parents should not be economically “punished” for taking responsibility to raise their children. The majority of the families in Europe are struggling to find some balance between paid work and family life. To complicate matters, in Western Europe unpaid work is much undervalued at the expense of family life. Hundreds of thousands of migration workers temporarily work and live in a different country than their families. Especially, in Poland, Romania and Bulgaria this phenomenon is imminent. Whereas there is a clear economic benefit for the man or woman to work abroad - earning a better salary in order to sustain the family economically - , it does have serious negative consequences for the family that is still in the country of origin.


ECPM view on Family values »

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