Moral and Decency Code
Moral and Decency Code
Daily, people visit the Ekobridge community to share the Gospel, their stories, life's experiences and much more with one another whilst living the present together, and interact with friends, community members as well as diverse causes. Communication on Ekobridge reflects the diversity of a community of Christians worldwide connecting across different continents and countries and cultures and in hundreds of languages, posting everything from text to photos, audio notes, videos etc., yet, all united by true biblically defined love for God which must be exemplified in our communication and interaction within the community and with one another.
We recognize how important it is for Ekobridge to be a place where Christians are empowered to communicate and we take our role in keeping abuse of whatever nature off our community seriously. Consequently, we have articulated a set of community standards that outline what is and is not permitted on Ekobridge. Our standards apply around the world to all types of content. They are designed to be comprehensive – for example, content that might not be considered hate speech may still be removed for amounting to bullying.
The primary aim of these standards is to promote harmonious co-existence and encourage freedom of association as Christians, permissible expressions amongst community users and create a safe environment for all Ekobridge users.
Christian Values: All contents shared on Ekobridge (Adverts inclusive) must respect the sacrosanct nature of the faith professed by Bible-believing Christians on this site, and users shall not attempt to advertise anything that undermines or causes distress directly or indirectly to the Christian faith. Acting contrary to this amounts to a breach of contractual terms and we reserve the right to delete such offending communications (including adverts) and impose user restrictions on defaulting parties which may include a permanent ban from the community.
Ekobridge is not a dating site so we do not encourage amorous comments in open forums. You may choose to contact a user directly via their private inbox; however, this remains a Christian community and the primary reason for our association is the Gospel, hence, we encourage you at all times to adopt a tone that gives reverence to God because we are in His presence (Matthew 18:20 "Where two or more are gathered in my name, I am there in their midst"). User ban may be imposed on defaulting parties included an outright ban from the Ekobridge community permanently.
Safety: All mankind need to feel safe in order to build a community. We are committed to removing content that encourages real-world harm, including (but not limited to) physical, mental, financial, and emotional injury.
Voice: Our mission is to share the Gospel with all mankind. Whilst we permit content sharing at first instance, upon same coming to our attention, we will remove content that can occasion specific harm (This includes external links to same whether it be by way of advertising or otherwise). In addition, occasionally we may permit content that might otherwise conflict with our standards if we feel it is significant or important to the interest of Ekobridge community members, however, this is at Ekobridge's sole prerogative to determine. We shall do this only after weighing the community interest value of such content(s) against the risk of real-world harm.
Hate Speech: We do not allow hate speech on Ekobridge because it creates an environment of intimidation and exclusion, and in some cases may promote real-world violence. We will not permit any links to same whether it be by way of advertising or otherwise. We define hate speech as a direct attack on people based on what we call protected characteristics — race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, and serious disability or disease. (We hold no view on the topic of sex and gender other than what the word of God says (The Bible) and we neither stand in judgement nor condemn anyone, rather, we shall continue to share the Gospel with all mankind peaceably as Christ did when He was on earth, leaving the choice of acceptance of same to each individual). We define attack as violent or dehumanizing speech and statements of inferiority.
Graphic Violence: We remove content that glorifies violence or celebrates the suffering or humiliation of others because it can create an environment that discourages unity. We allow graphic content (with some limitations) to help people raise awareness about issues but users must take into consideration the diverse age groups in the community, however, Ekobridge at its sole discretion shall at all times make a final judgement call on what is deemed acceptable within the community. We will not permit any links to same whether it be by way of advertising or otherwise.
Adult Nudity and Sexual Activity: We expressly prohibit the display, dissemination, distribution and soliciting of nudity or sexual activity on Ekobridge in any form or content including text, images and files, and any other achievable or subsequently created medium.
These standards are not exhaustive and we will review them from time to time to further incorporate ethical and moral standards which shall be applicable to all users in the Ekobridge community