Sunday, February 12, 2012

World Interfaith Harmony Week at the United Nations

The march to the one world religion continues:

{note video done by a supporter}

World Interfaith Harmony--organizational website

Harmony Among Religions At The United Nations?

On February 7 in the same General Assembly Hall a very different group gathered in a very different spirit. It was inspired by what some might call an even more idealistic cause: interfaith harmony. For the first time World Interfaith Harmony Week was celebrated at the United Nations. Sikhs, Zoroastrians, Muslim imams, Christian bishops, Shinto priests, Jewish rabbis, and many others came there to celebrate and reflect on their deep belief that, while religious diversity is part of humanity's very essence, people can live in peace and harmony. The morning event did change the generally dour tone of the Hall as music echoed, children read inspirational passages, and speaker after speaker spoke to the ideals of common cause and the common good. It concluded with representatives of different religions symbolizing their common, shared care for the earth as each watered a tree.

World Interfaith Harmony week, for those who gathered to celebrate, marked a hard won achievement. In October 2010 the General Assembly passed, unanimously, a Resolution declaring the first week in February each year as World Interfaith Harmony Week. In proposing it, King Abdullah of Jordon harked back to the initiative of Muslim leaders who reached out to Christians in a 2007 letter entitled "A Common Word". The King urged that: "It is .. essential to resist forces of division that spread misunderstanding and mistrust, especially among peoples of different religions...Humanity everywhere is bound together, not only by mutual interests, but by shared commandments to love God and neighbor; to love the good and neighbor." The aim is thus to work through interfaith dialogue and common action to counter the idea and reality of a clash of civilizations.

The Pope supports it, WCC is there, the UN, and other churches and religions.

See the letters of support here.

See the Common Word website here.

and "The One World Religion: The Beast Gets Ready For Delusion"


Revolution Harry said...

BB, I'm not sure if you've ever come across a writer called Lee Penn before. I've just finished reading a rather long article of his called 'The Religious Face of the New World Order: From the Vatican to the White House to the United Religions Initiative'. It's well written and researched and worth a read if you have the time.

More from the author here.

This one is especially worth a look.

Bible Believer said...

Be careful of Lee Penn.

He takes up and defends the Vatican IN EVERYTHING

when behind the scenes they ARE RUNNING THE SHOW.

Some of the information is very good. I OWN FALSE DAWN, but I use a comb knowing Lee Penn is a Vatican apologist. He belongs to an eastern rite under Roman papal authority.

See these threads...

I have written Lee Penn before via a message board asking him about things that did not add up not getting a response.

"Well I hope Lee Penn has changed his mind as the evidence has mounted that Rome does indeed support the URI, as I posted on this blog entry...

I think Lee Penn got it very wrong: [from his book "False Dawn"]

"Within the Catholic Church, opinion about URI is divided. Rome stands firm against it" [p 158]"

an see for yourself, that Lee Penn's book "False Dawn" is advertised right on the front page of the SCP website as well as many of his writings. I read "False Dawn", own a copy, referred to this book HERE

I wrote:

"This week she is having Lee Penn, appear on her show, on the Microeffect radio website. Lee Penn who I have discussed on this blog before, is an interesting guy, who knows a lot about the interfaith movement and stands against the worse aspects of the URI, in his book "False Dawn", but in that book, he presents the Vatican as being against the URI, which I found to be a wholly false premise, perhaps his mind has changed since then, but Lee Penn sadly still remains in the Catholic church [an eastern branch] as far as I know. There again too, if you are warning about the one world religion but under the Pope's authority, what good will it do you?"

The most shocking thing to me about "False Dawn" which has a very odd publisher specializing in 'esoteric subjects" is how it plays cover for the Vatican and dealings with the URI. Let me quote from this book, taking it right off my shelf.
He writes:
"Within the Catholic Church, opinion about URI is divided. Rome stands firm against it" [p 158]

I even have sent Lee Penn information showing him the support from the Vatican for the URI, only to be ignored. I do not know if his mind has been changed though some years back he expressed some outrage at Levada's appointment. While Lee Penn rejects the worse excesses of some interfaithism and globalism, he holds to Catholic theology. What is odd is the authors will make stands against the new age and interfaith movement while allowing for Catholicism to stand as a valid "Christian tradition".Lee Penn's book "False Dawn" was published by a New Age publisher "Sophia Perennis" and while it had many truths about the URI United Religions Intiative}, it played definite cover up for the Vatican's role. Now Lee Penn, may be a very sincere fellow, and truly believe what he wrote, but it was concerning. [I will be doing a post how the Vatican in fact SUPPORTS the URI]

Now remember Lee Penn writes for the SCP ran by Tal Brooke:

The Spiritual Counterfeits Project (also known as SCP) is a Christian evangelical parachurch organisation located in Berkeley, California. Since its inception in the early 1970s it has been involved in the fields of Christian apologetics and the Christian countercult movement. Its current president is Tal Brooke. In its role as a think-tank SCP has sought to publish evangelically-based analyses of new religious movements, New Age and alternative spiritualities in light of broad cultural trends"

Revolution Harry said...

In the 'Global Religion' pdf Penn appears very critical of Pope Benedict. I did notice that he appeared rather generous towards 'traditional' Catholicism but I suppose I excused that because the rest of the piece was so good and exposed many Catholic links to the emerging 'global religion'. As I've read further into the 'False Dawn' article I've come to realise that he is, as you say, a Catholic apologist.

Bible Believer said...

I have to admit I was disappointed too, when I found that out. When I told him about the URI stuff, was surprised not to get a response back. Thanks for checking those things out.

Marion said...

Related to the SCP "Christian" ministry...they do provide "useful" information, however they are another of those pseudo-christian ministries...linked to Bill Bright (CNP), Henrietta Mears, the "Jesus movement"...if the root is bad, so is the fruit. Check these links for info concerning them...I'm sure, BB, you've seen this before, but there is SO MUCH DECEPTION to try to keep track of...isn't there?
There are many people, organizations and ministries that wear the name "Christian" that are not. "Ministries" are quite honestly, CORRUPTED! We need to depend upon the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

(use of any links are not an endorsement)

for the info on SCP at this site, click on Bill Bright

Bible Believer said...

I agree about SCP.

Another pseudo-Christian ministry and if you read my article about Tal Brooke and Chuck Smith, Tal Brooke is with SCP, it really brings some puzzle pieces together.

I agree there are many that wear the name Christian who are anything but. Thanks for the links.