By Debra Rae
February 28, 2015

Interfaithism, Eco- and Social- Justice, Transhumanism, Techno-Fascism

In the wake of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, many ponder what 2015 will look like for their families, nation, and world.[1] The President referenced the work of “remaking America” and boasted “a breakthrough year for America” with “the shadow of crisis past.” “We have laid a new foundation,” he reported; and “a brighter future is ours to write.”[2]

Alexis De Tocqueville famously noted, “There is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America, and … its influence is powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth.”[3] Having committed his administration to “fundamental change,” President Obama marches to the beat of a different drum. Whatever we once were” [i.e., the “most enlightened and free nation”], Obama opined, “We are no longer a Christian nation–at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers,” June 28, 2006 (as delivered).[4]

More accurately, to borrow the words of Patrick Henry, “America affords asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship to peoples of other faiths, or none.” A Muslim or Buddhist nation she is not. This founding father further maintained, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”[5]


Without asking, “How’s it working for you, Jordan?” the President aligns his vision with that of King Abdullah II whose proposal for World Interfaith Harmony Week, an official UN program, is now observed the first week in February. This year, the Council of Interfaith Communities and the Order of Universal Interfaith will host a conference in San Francisco to explore “the evolution of human spirituality.” Thousands of faith leaders and activists will gather in Salt Lake City for the Parliament of the World’s Religions; and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and Religion will sponsor a symposium in Thessaloniki, Greece, to discuss the role of “unity of faiths” as primary vehicle for advancing coveted world peace.[6]

Bogus Peace Bait

Speaking of which, 2014 was earmarked as an official Year for Middle East Peace. Granted, Australian officials foiled a grisly plot by Islamic State militants, and Malala Yousafzai deservedly earned a Nobel Peace Prize. However,as early as January, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) stormed Fallujah and later crucified residents in the largely Christian area of Raqqa, Syria. Demanding that Christians convert to Islam, or pay a penalty, ISIS overran Mosul and forced more than a half million to flee. The U.S. military escalated air strikes on ISIS targets, and the President deployed 1,500 additional troops to Iraq.

In a 50-day war between Israel and Hamas, 2,100 Palestinians and 70 Israelis died, Iranian authorities severely beat American pastor-prisoner Saeed Abedini, and a string of gruesome beheadings stunned the civilized world. In Kabul, a security guard executed American doctors at a compound run by CURE International; and Taliban militants assailed a California-based NGO compound.[7]

A “breakthrough year” for Americans?A Year for Middle East peace? Hardly.

Decade of Sustainability

Passage of Agenda 21,[8] the Rio Declaration,[9] and the Convention on Biological Diversity[10] at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit[11] mobilized a global shift from man-centric to earth-centric values. Last year launched the decade of “sustainable energy for all.” Inescapably linked to eco-religion, Green consciousness leverages social change under totalitarian controls.[12] Accordingly, a new “Post-2015” framework is being negotiated this year ”to improve peoples’ lives and protect the planet.” Problem is, new Sustainable Development Goals require universally applicable, internationally coordinated security and peace processes.[13]

• A Single,Comprehensive Regime

Engineering natural resource use for sustainable development, the Dresden Nexus Conference will focus on three interlocking them es (global Climate Change, Urbanization, and Population Growth). In Paris, UNESCO and the International Council for Science and Future Earth will explore similar themes. Keep in mind the Global Commons encompasses outer space, the atmosphere, non-territorial seas, and environmental systems that support life. Freedom therein is said to bring ruin to all, thus necessitating stiff enforcement of international law. Fingers crossed, “a single, comprehensive regime” is anticipated.[14] Toward this Post-2015 system of world law, the President of the UN General Assembly will host a high-level meeting in June.

Eco-justice [15]

Today’s “inner voice of humanity” purportedly begs for “a pure moment of one” whereby the clear boundary between physics and metaphysics is obliterated; and scientific study of the universe (cosmology) defers to its worship (cosmolatry). A tele-summit on 24 October 2015 will mark a worldwide Global Oneness Day. In Paris, an invitation-only Second UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education will integrate global citizenship with policies and programs embedded in the Post-2015 global agenda.[16]

As a show of the Marx-Leninist concept of “earning one’s keep on Planet Earth,” campaigns for global wealth redistribution and eco-justice provide groundwork leading up to Earth Day on Lenin’s birthday.[17] This April 22nd Melbourne will host the largest conference and film festival related to advancing Marxism in the Asia-Pacific region. An annual summer conference in Chicago, Socialism 2015 will address civil activism and protest in light of the growing unrest within our own nation, and Building the New Order Conference (Radford, Virginia) will encourage social democracy, altruism, spiritual unity, organic- and holistic- networks to ensure our integrated future.[18] Can you feel the love?

Social Justice

Its theme “the New Global Context,” the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, is the “foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities” that shape global/ regional/ industrial agendas.[19] Whether accomplished by consent or conquest, the end goal is global governance,[20] which cannot be left to chance. Collective wisdom must be pooled for Obama’s “brighter future” to guarantee human rights for all under international law—this, by systematically forfeiting American exceptionalism and autonomy.

Through economic transformation and religious dialogue, leaders from Kazakhstan worked hard in 2014 to transform its capital (Astana) into a wannabe mecca for internationalism.[21] Next June, Astana will host the 5th World Religious Congress—its theme, “dialogue of religious leaders and politicians in the name of peace and development.” Though small, this Congress will draw figures from the United Nations, the World Islamic League, and the Alliance of Civilizations.[22] October will mark a Global Week of Action (e.g., advocacy campaigns, debates, lobbying, marches, demonstrations, and workshops) for a World Parliament. In December 2015, the 14th Session of the Provisional World Parliament will convene in Kolkata (Calcutta), India.[23]


In “the shadow of crisis past,” rugged, salt-of-the-earth Americans no longer cut mustard. Coupled with social and ecological justice, self-directed human evolution through technology and science necessitates a “new story” of our origins, culture, values, and beliefs—one devoid of a transcendent God. Raising consciousness for human evolution and global spiritual development, speakers in London will address the annual Conference for Consciousness and Human Evolution. Thereafter, SAND 2015, a San Jose, California, conference will attract leading mystics and scientists alike. To awaken humanity to spiritual magnificence, Toronto’s New Thought Conference will cultivate mankind’s “mental garden.”[24]

Last year in Tianjin, China, the World Economic Forum hosted the foremost global gathering on science, technology, and innovation.[25] To study extreme life extension and cognitive enhancement, cultural trend setters gathered in San Francisco, Orlando, and London. In January 2015 Arizona State University hosted its third annual conference on transforming humanity; in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, Our Transhuman Futures (2015) will explore human-robot interactions.[26]

Prophetic Link [27]

A plethora of global-change events should come as no surprise to students of the Bible. Last-day theology is a major theme throughout the poetic books, major- and minor- prophets, Pauline- and general- epistles, and gospels, not to mention the book of Revelation. Signs of the times are likened to birth pangs—ever increasing in intensity and earmarked by political-economic upheavals, armed conflicts, racial unrest, drug abuse, natural calamities, consensus, and totalitarian world order enforced in the bogus name of peace, but destined instead to mass destruction.

Religious deception (Earth worship/self-god delusion) trails animosity toward biblical ethics—resulting in abounding lawlessness, even persecution. In the race toward World War 3, Israel increasingly takes center stage. Despite access to limitless information, Bible truth is sadly scarce. Even unwary believers apostatize; however, those with “eyes to see” and “ears to hear” embrace “a more sure word” to which all have open access.

“A brighter future” really is “ours to write.” Toward that end, “whosoever will” may take the road to transformation on God’s terms; and now is as good a time as any.[28]

Tune in to TRUTH Talk Beyond the Sound Bite with Debra Rae. On Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 3-4 PM (PT)/ 6-7 PM (ET), [Link] experts Gary Kah, Carl Teichrib, Dr. Michael Coffman, Chuck Morse, Tom DeWeese, Dr. Martin Erdmann, and John Haller will clarify roles of interfaithism, bogus peace bait, trans-humanism, techno-fascism, and social/ eco- justice in remaking America toward implementing global transformation. Thereafter, the program will be available in archives. [Link]

© 2015 Debra Rae – All Rights Reserved


1. In compiling a tangible list of 2015 religious, geo-political, and socio-economic change events, Carl Teichrib of Forcing Change fame offers an annual road map to the future: Carl Teichrib. Forcing Change, Volume 8, Issue 12. December 2014.
2. Transcript: Obama’s State of the Union address 2015. Accessed 24 January 2015.
3. Alexis de Tocqueville Quotes on Christian America. Accessed 24 January 2015.
4. Obama and the “Christian Nation” Quote. Accessed 24 January 2015.
5. Quotes from the Founding Fathers. Accessed 24 January 2015.
6. Gary Kah. “Global Calendar of Events 2015.” Hope for the World Update(Winter 2015): 3-6.
7. “Timeline.” World (10 January 2015): 54, 64-65, 67-69.
8. Serving as the blueprint for forthcoming global eco-socialism, Agenda 21is one of five major documents negotiated at the UN Rio Earth Summit (1992). It was elaborated in Turkey at the 1996 UN conference, Habitat.
9. Its goal being to redistribute the world’s wealth, the Rio Declaration is one of five major documents negotiated at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.
10. Significant for establishing legal standing to powerful NGOs, whose decisions override elected legislatures, the Biodiversity Treaty is one of five major documents negotiated at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.
11. The UN Conference on Environment and Development was the largest and most ambitious international conference of its time. At the Rio Summit (1992), five world-transforming documents were negotiated.
12. Anthropocentricity ascribes humankind its rightful position as crown of God’s Creation, over which man has dominion. Bio-centricity puts humans under subservience to the planet. The former reflects the biblical world order; the latter defines a New Earth [Global Civic] Ethic.
13. Kah: 3.
14. The Economist and National Geographic hosted the high-level World Ocean Summit in San Francisco (24-26February 2014) to address international ocean management as part of the global ocean sustainability initiative.
15. Kah: 3-6.
16. Held at MIT in Boston (11-12 February 2014), the Global Forum: From Ego to Eco-System Economics fostered big-picture economic transformation from individualism and capitalism towards “shared ecosystem prosperity.”
17. Kah: 5-6.
18. Among the planet’s most recognized “secular holidays,” celebrants of Earth Day (April 22) continue to advance an overtly anti-Christian and anti-family Green agenda.
19. Kah: 3.
20. James Warburg (CFR) in addressing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 17 February 1950.
21. 19-23 May 2014 the Astana Economic Forum and World Anti-Crisis Conference in Kazakhstan discussed “new macroeconomic realities.” Concurrently, the World Anti-Crisis Conference implemented a roadmap to create a new “global financial architecture.” On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Bretton Woods agreements (which created the International Monetary Fund and World Bank), a roundtable addressed “the future of the International monetary system” at a “Dialogue of the Continents.”
22. Kah: 4-5.
23. Kah: 5.Among the groups hosting the Parliament is the World Constitution and Parliament Association, dedicated to democratic world government aligned with the Constitution for the Federation of Earth and world law.
24. Kah: 3-6.
25. The World Economic Forum hosted the foremost global gathering on science, technology, and innovation at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China (10-12 September 2014), where 1,500 young, professional Global Shapers from 90 countries gathered along with governmental leaders, key members of academia, economic gurus, and strategic foundation partners.
26. Kah: 3, 5.
27. See: Christ’s Eschatological Discourse: Matthew 24 (verse 7, ethnos versus ethnos), Mark 13, and Luke 21. Also see: Revelation 6:4 & 12, 9:21 (sorceries = “enchantment by drugs”), 12:13 &17, 13:1,16 & 21, 17: 5 &13-14 (“these have one mind”), 18:23.

Big government will be controlled by world financiers who, as “kings without kingdoms,” rule in concert with a dictatorial, global prime minister for a predetermined, bounded time span (Daniel 2:4,7,19,31-45, Chapter 7, 12:4& 9-13; Revelation 13:12-17).

Ezekiel 38 and 39; Joel 2;Zechariah 12:2-3; John 8:44,16:2; Romans 1:25-26& 28; 1 Corinthians 15:39 (flesh procreates “after its kind”); 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12; 1 Timothy 6:20; 2 Timothy 3:1-7 and 13; 2 Peter 2:1-2, 15&17,20-22;1 John 2:16.

28. Biblical salvation involves recognition that I am a sinner (Romans 3:23) and therefore under condemnation of death (Hebrews 9:27; Romans 6:23). God requires a moral change of attitude (repentance, Acts 17:30; Luke 13:5), belief and receipt of Jesus Christ as personal Savior/Lord (Hebrews 9:22; 1 Timothy 2:5; Acts 4:12) for me to embrace, by grace through faith, the freely given gift of salvation (2 Corinthians 5:21). Public confession of Jesus Christ and water baptism follow (Romans 10:9; Acts 1:8 & 2:38 39); and a changed life, empowered by the Holy Spirit, demonstrates my newfound relationship with the Lord (Acts 19:5-6; John 3:3; 2 Corinthians 5:17).






    A new world religion, in addition to a new world order, will be gratefully received by most given a crisis of sufficient magnitude.

    The Agenda

    •Global Revolution
    •The Turning Point
    •Gaia’s Gurus
    •The Green Web
    •Global Consciousness
    •The Great Shift

    Green Governance

    •Sustainable Development
    •Agenda 21
    •The Earth Charter
    •A United World

    Green Religion

    •The Gaia Hypothesis
    •Deep Ecology
    •The Spiritual UN
    •A United Faith

    Global Warming

    •Settled Science?
    •What about Greenland?
    •The Carbon Currency
    •A New Economy

    “We have an informal network at the UN,
    a humanity underground. It consists of those who are
    committed, aware, and striving to bring the New World to birth.”
    – Aquarian Age Community

    The Spiritual United Nations

    As discussed in various articles on this website the ‘green philosophy’ that is rapidly permeating our society has been fostered since its inception by the Club of Rome and its affiliated organisations. Members of the CoR triad include Al Gore, Javier Solana, Mikhail Gorbachev, David Rockefeller, Kofi Annan, Bill Clinton, Maurice Strong, Robert Muller, Bill Gates, Jimmy Carter and many other influential leaders. In their various reports the CoR clearly outline their ultimate goal to “transform humanity into a sustainable global interdependent society, based on respect and reverence for the Earth.” To briefly recap their stated agenda in their own words:

    “Man possesses, for a small moment in his history, the most powerful combination of knowledge, tools, and resources the world has ever known. He has all that is physically necessary to create a totally new form of human society – one that would be built to last for generations.” – The Limits to Growth, a report by The Club of Rome

    “Now is the time to draw up a master plan for organic sustainable growth and world development based on global allocation of all finite resources and a new global economic system. Ten or twenty years from today it will probably be too late.” – Mankind at the Turning Point, a report by The Club of Rome

    “This proposed new global system is highly interdependent as, in the same manner that the human body assigns different tasks to its various organs, each region is assigned specialized and specific tasks, and is each is dependent on the others for their common survival… The resultant ideal sustainable population is hence more than 500 million but less than one billion.” – Goals for Mankind, a report by The Club of Rome

    “In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself. Democracy is not a panacea. It cannot organize everything and it is unaware of its own limits. These facts must be faced squarely. Sacrilegious though this may sound, democracy is no longer well suited for the tasks ahead.” – The First Global Revolution, a report by The Club of Rome

    Two of the most influential members of the Club of Rome, Maurice Strong and Robert Muller, have both worked for the United Nations since its inception and risen to the very top of its bureaucracy. Strong was the first Secretary-General of the UN Environment Programme, Chief Policy Advisor to Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the Rio Earth Summit, co-author of the Earth Charter and co-author of the Kyoto Protocol. Muller was the co-founder of UNESCO, the Director of the Budget overseeing all the UN’s 32 programmes, the Founder and Chancellor UN University for Peace, and Assistant Secretary-General of the UN for 12 years. Detailed biographies can be read in my article on Gaia’s Gurus.

    During my research into these two men it has become clear that they have permeated the UN with their New Age philosophies based on reverence for the Earth as a divine sentient being. To accomplish this they have worked closely with various New Age organisations that are officially accredited to the United Nations:

    The Lucis Trust

    This organisation was originally founded in the 1920s by the renowned occultist Alice Bailey under the name of the Lucifer Publishing Company. The Trust is recognised by the United Nations as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and is represented at regular briefing sessions at the UN. The Lucis Trust is also a member of the UN Economic and Social Council. Interestingly Robert Muller served as the Secretary of this Council for many years. Until recently the Lucis Trust was located at 666 United Nations Plaza and lists its official sponsors as the UN, Greenpeace and Amnesty International.

    Alice Bailey claimed to be able to channel a spirit guide called ‘the Tibetan Master Djwhal Khul.’ Robert Muller was a disciple of Bailey and in his World Core Curriculum it is explicitly stated that “the underlying philosophy upon which the Robert Muller School is based will be found in the teaching set forth in the books of Alice Bailey by the Tibetan teacher Djwhal Khul.” Bailey taught that the ‘World Spiritual Teacher’ would soon appear and lead the world into the Age of Aquarius and it was the task of her disciples to “prepare the way for His imminent appearance.”

    “Today there is an increasing expectancy regarding the return of the “World Teacher”, the Coming One who will return to lead humanity into a new age and into a heightened consciousness. In fact, some claim that the Christ has already reappeared in physical form and has been “sighted” in various parts of the world. proclaimed”, either by Himself or by any other individual or group.”

    Bailey claimed that this reappearance required intense meditation and the reciting of the Great Invocation. Former UN Sec-Gen Dag Hammarskjold was also a follower of Bailey and he was responsible for the construction of the Meditation Room within the UN building. Meditation meetings have been held regularly within this room for decades and they open with a recital of Bailey’s Great Invocation:

    “From the point of Light within the Mind of God
    Let light stream forth into human minds.
    Let Light descend on Earth.

    From the point of Love within the Heart of God
    Let love stream forth into human hearts.
    May the Coming One return to Earth.

    From the centre where the Will of God is known
    Let purpose guide all little human wills –
    The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

    From the centre which we call the human race
    Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
    And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
    Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.” – link

    Interestingly Robert Muller’s EarthPax site refers to him as an Ascended Master and has a copy of the Great Invocation prominently displayed. Remember this guy was second in charge of the UN for decades and founded many of its most important institutions. Even more interestingly many of the organisations founded by Club of Rome members (see here) are in charge of these meditation meetings within the UN!

    Each year “the United Nations calls upon individual people of goodwill and groups to observe a Global Vigil of Meditation and Prayer. This year’s Vigil, held on September 21st, “aims to have individuals or groups commit themselves to spend specific 15 minute periods in prayer or meditation for a culture of peace and goodwill. Each 15 minute period begins and ends with a sounding of the Great Invocation.”

    The Aquarian Age Community

    The AAC was founded by the Lucis Trust and describes its mission as “preparing the way for the imminent appearance of the World Spiritual Teacher.” They are an official consultative NGO in association with the United Nations’ Department of Public Information and their website is sponsored by the UN. On their website they state:

    “We have an informal network at the UN, a humanity underground. It consists of those who are committed, aware, and striving to bring the New World to birth. It consists of people in high places and in low. The patient Secretary who has been 30 years with the UN, but lives with the vision and the spirit; of the professionals, and undersecretaries and heads of departments who are acting out the imperatives that their own inner vision gives them.

    Some few are conscious of the sources of their inspiration; most are not. They are the Karma Yogis of our time – those whose path of spirituality is to achieve through doing – to grow through serving. They are found not only in the secretariat but also in the delegations to the UN, among the diplomats and their staffs, and also among folks like us, representatives of non-governmental organizations around the UN.” – link

    No doubt the ‘patient Secretary’ refers to Robert Muller who served as Assistant Sec-Gen of the UN for decades, or perhaps Maurice Strong who also served in this position. The AAC has a startling website that clearly outlines their goals and influence within the UN. Even a brief perusal leaves little doubt of their true agenda. Articles on their site include:






    It would take a hundred pages to analyse all the material on the ACC site so I encourage the reader to take a look at the articles listed above for themselves. Perhaps the most interesting pages are the minutes from their meetings discussing how they will “recognise the World Spiritual Teacher and introduce him to the world.” Top UN officials attend these meetings!!

    “We know these are unprecedented times on our planet and millions within humanity have the opportunity to make a major leap in consciousness. Involved in the process of planetary initiation is the externalization of the Hierarchy of Masters of Wisdom and the reappearance of the Christed One – the World Spiritual Teacher. Many of us here believe we incarnated at just this time in order to help in the needed preparatory work that must pave the “Path of Light” for these wondrous event… This sparked the thought of the Earth as our Mother. We are part of the earth mind set, drawing closer and closer to that feminine principle, possibly drawing problems of the entire earth to ourselves.” – link

    The Baha’i and the UN

    While researching for this article I have been very surprised at the extent of the involvement of the Baha’i religion in the United Nations. However, perhaps it is not so surprising when you realise that Maurice Strong is a devout Baha’i and was the leader of the organisation in North America. The Baha’i community has, as a duly accredited non-governmental organization, long worked closely with the United Nations, supporting many of its goals and programs, and taking a leadership role in several international gatherings. Its involvement in the United Nations dates back to the founding of the UN in 1945.

    In 1947, the Baha’i communities of the United States and Canada were recognised by the UN Department of Public Information (DPI), and the next year, the Baha’i International Community itself was recognised by the UN as an international non-governmental organization. In May 1970, they were granted consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), then under the leadership of Robert Muller, allowing for a greater degree of interaction with the Council and its subsidiary bodies.

    On their own website the Baha’i boast that their representatives provide leadership in a number of UN-related bodies, including the NGO/Department of Public Information Executive Committee, the Committee of Religious NGOs, the Values Caucus, the Millennium NGO Network for U.N. reform, the Commission on the Status of Women and the Commission on Sustainable Development. Since then they have also been granted consultative status with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and relationships with the many UN bodies have deepened and expanded over the years.

    The Baha’i organisation claims to have a close working relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) and with the United Nations Environment Programme. It is also involved in joint activities with UNIFEM and UNICEF as well as many other religious, environmental and social programs within the UN. The Baha’i spiritual beliefs mirror almost exactly those described by the Lucis Trust and AAC described above. They too are waiting for the imminent arrival of an ‘Enlightened Being’ who will lead humanity into a ‘new world order’:

    “For Baha’is, the term “new world order” has a special and clear-cut meaning. More than 100 years ago, Baha’u’llah invoked the phrase to categorize a future series of momentous changes in the political, social and religious life of the world. “The signs of impending convulsions and chaos can now be discerned, inasmuch as the prevailing Order appeareth to be lamentably defective,” He wrote. “Soon will the present-day order be rolled up and a new one spread out in its stead. Baha’is understand that the dramatic changes and transformations we have witnessed over the last century – and which we are continuing to see – have been initiated by the coming of a new Messenger of God and influenced by the breaking light of a new Revelation.” – link

    The Baha’i faith sees the United Nations as the vessel by which the unifying of the world’s religions into one faith will come to fruition. Their plan for the future of our world and the role of the United Nations overseeing a regionalised world mirror almost directly the proposal outlined by Maurice’ Strong Commission on Global Governance. Baha’i writings state “the oneness of humanity implies an organic change in the structure of present-day society, a change such as the world has not yet experienced. It calls for no less than the reconstruction and the demilitarization of the whole civilized world – a world organically unified in all the essential aspects of life, its political machinery, its spiritual aspiration, its trade and finance, its script and language.”

    In a statement to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in August 2002, the Baha’i Community wrote, “despite significant achievements, the United Nations has yet to grasp fully both the constructive role that religion can play in creating a peaceful and prosperous global order, and the destructive impact that religious fanaticism can have on the stability and progress of the world. The UN must work untiringly to exorcise religious bigotry and superstition from within their faith traditions and renounce claims to religious exclusivity and finality.” In other words Christianity, Judaism and Islam are forms of religious bigotry that must be exorcised from the world system.

    Reform of the United Nations

    As discussed in my article entitled A United World the UN is currently considering various proposals to reform the organisation. Perhaps the most interesting, at least to this writer, is the proposal to replace the ten Security Council members with representatives from ten geographical unions. This concept was first proposed by the Club of Rome in 1974 in their report Mankind at the Turning Point:

    “Paths of development, region-specific rather than based on narrow national interests, must be designed to lead to a sustainable balance between the interdependent world-regions and to global harmony. A “horizontal” restructuring of the world system is needed, i.e., a change in relationships among nations and regions and as far as the “vertical” structure of the world system is concerned, drastic changes in the norm stratum. Cooperation by definition connotes interdependence. Increasing interdependence between nations and regions must then translate as a decrease in independence.”

    Maurice Strong chaired the UN’s Commission on Global Governance and it’s final report clearly stated: “Regionalism must precede globalism. We foresee a seamless system of governance from local communities, individual states, regional unions and up through to the United Nations itself. The concept of national sovereignty has been immutable, indeed a sacred principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation.”

    While in its present form the United Nations may appear to be an impotent bungling bureaucracy many organisations are anxiously anticipating a new reformed empowered ‘UN version 2.’ The Club of Rome claims that at the right moment it will “bring order out of chaos.” As I have previously stated this reformed United Nations is likely to rise from the ashes of a major world crisis and will no doubt be lead by a charismatic world leader, perhaps assisted by this ‘World Spiritual Teacher.’

    A United Green Religion

    Blending the world’s religions together and bringing them under the umbrella of the United Nations has been high on the Global Green Agenda for many years. Dr Robert Muller, until recently the Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, and its #2 ranked official, appears to be the driving force behind the plan to create a new United Religion. His passion for this spiritual agenda is readily apparent, “My great personal dream is to forge a tremendous alliance between all religions and spiritual groups, and the UN. We desperately need a United Religions Organisation to bring reconciliation, unity and peace to all the peoples of our world.”

    Dr Muller famously described himself as “A divine motivator … the wise man of the UN … the shaman of the UN … the man through whom God speaks … the spokesman of Christ …” Now this ‘divine motivator’ was the co-founder of UNESCO and a key architect behind many of the UN’s most important environmental policies and plans. Dr Muller is also one of the key figures behind the drive to establish a universal global consciousness. He is the co-Chairman of the World Commission for Global Consciousness and Spirituality and the co-Chairman, alongside Mikhail Gorbachev, of the World Wisdom Council. Dr Muller is also the Chancellor of the UN’s University of Peace, which he founded on a mountain in Costa Rica. Why did he choose this location? Because of this ancient prophecy:

    “The Great Spirit is in every animal, in every bird, butterfly, flower, insect, leaf and grass you see. The Great Spirit is also in you, the Creator’s children. Please take care of the wonderful nature created by God and some day, from this mountain, you will see the birth of a civilization of peace spread to the entire world.” – link

    Dr Muller’s clearly outines his vision for a New Green Religion on his websites,, and In one article he recounts a conversation between himself and God, as equals no less. These are quotes from that article (remember this is not some fruitcake standing on a streetcorner, this guy was responsible for formulating many UN policies) :

    God: “Dear Robert, congratulations for having finished your 4000 ideas. May I ask you: which one do you consider the most important?”

    I: Well, my most important idea and conclusion after all my adult life as a world civil servant is this: The United Nations must be vastly strengthened to resolve the major global problems henceforth increasingly confronting humanity and the earth. It must be empowered to adopt and enforce world laws and regulations. Let us perform this miracle in the House of Mica, on the shores of the River of the Rising Sun, wherefrom our indigenous brethren prophesized that a civilization of peace will extend to the entire world.

    God: “Thank you, dear Robert, for what you are recommending. Perhaps after all, the greatest jewel of my Creation, the Earth, can be saved.“ – link

    The first attempt at global interfaith dialogue occurred at the first ‘Parliament of World Religions’ held in Chicago in 1893. This conference involved representatives from most established and emerging religious groups and also marked the introduction of the Baha’i faith into the United States. In the early 1990s a group of interfaith dialogue proponents decided to organise a centenary conference to be held in 1993, also in Chicago.

    Dr Muller was one of the primary organisers, along with Hans Kung and Dr. Gerald Barney, and was a keynote speaker. Kung is a Catholic priest who previously held the powerful position of ‘Expositor of Theology’ at the Vatican and is the founder of the Global Ethic Foundation, another organization strongly pushing the concept of human global consciousness. The conference included more than 8,000 representatives from 150 different religious and spiritual groups. Dr Muller’s speech was entitled ‘A Proposal to establish a United Nations of Religion’. It received a prolonged standing ovation and his proposal was endorsed in the conferences joint communique.

    “Our earth cannot be changed unless in the not too distant future an alteration in the consciousness of individuals is achieved. This has already been seen in areas such as war and peace or economy and ecology. And it is precisely for this alteration in inner orientation, in the entire mentality, in the “heart,” that religion bear responsibility in a special way. Religion must be a unifier and peacemaker, not a cause for violence and separation.” – excerpt, Parliament of World Religions Joint Communique.

    The centenary parliament led to the formation of interfaith dialogue initiatives by many religious groups, most notably the Vatican, and secular organisations such as the United Nations, the Gorbachev Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative, and many UN associated NGOs. However, it was the United Religions Initiative (URI), proposed by Robert Muller during the conference that has made the most dramatic progress.

    The URI’s stated aims are “unity among religions” and “manifesting love for the Earth.” Working closely with Muller on this daring initiative is the Anglican Bishop William Swing of Grace Episcopal Cathedral in San Francisco. Although Muller is the visionary behind United Religions and the catalyst between the major parties involved, Swing has become the initiative’s figurehead and spokesperson.

    However, the direct involvement of the United Nations in this project has been evident from the beginning. Swing relates how Muller first contacted him in 1993 about heading up a worship celebration on its behalf: “Three and a half years ago, a telephone call arrived in San Francisco from the United Nations asking if we, at Grace Cathedral, would host a great interfaith worship service honoring the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter in our city.” This request, and subsequent conversation with Muller, is allegedly what prompted Swing to become involved in the United Religions Initiative. He continues, “I got out of bed the next day determined to commit the rest of my life to an initiative that would create a United Religions which would, in appropriately spiritual ways, parallel the United Nations.”

    The URI has attracted a diverse group of followers, and seems to be remarkably skilful in appealing to there different worldviews. Reverend James Davis, an Anglican minister from New York stated “We’ve never seen any organization build coalitions as quickly or as successfully as the United Religions Initiative.” Huston Smith, a scholar of comparative religions and author of The World’s Religions, a standard reference in religious studies, describes the URI as “by far the most significant global interfaith effort.”

    The URI claims that more than 1,000 religious groups, representing 600 million people, have endorsed the URI charter. These include the Dalai Lama, state churches in China, various Jewish Rabbis, Sufi’s (a Muslin sect), the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, radical feminists, deep ecologists, creation spiritualists, kaballahists and various neopagan groups. It has also received favourable comments from the United Nations and the Vatican. The preamble to the URI Charter is as follows:


    We, people of diverse religions, spiritual expressions and indigenous traditions throughout the world, hereby establish the United Religions Initiative to promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings.

    We respect the uniqueness of each tradition, and differences of practice or belief.

    We value voices that respect others, and believe that sharing our values and wisdom can lead us to act for the good of all.

    We believe that our religious, spiritual lives, rather than dividing us, guide us to build community and respect for one another.

    Therefore, as interdependent people rooted in our traditions, we now unite for the benefit of our Earth community.

    We unite to build cultures of peace and justice.

    We unite to heal and protect the Earth.

    We unite to build safe places for conflict resolution, healing and reconciliation.

    We unite to support freedom of religion and spiritual expression, and the rights of all individuals and peoples as set forth in international law.

    We unite in responsible cooperative action to bring the wisdom and values of our religions, spiritual expressions and indigenous traditions to bear on the economic, environmental, political and social challenges facing our Earth community.

    We unite to provide a global opportunity for participation by all people, especially by those whose voices are not often heard.

    We unite to celebrate the joy of blessings and the light of wisdom in both movement and stillness.

    We unite to use our combined resources only for nonviolent, compassionate action, to awaken to our deepest truths, and to manifest love and justice among all life in our Earth community.

    It goes on to say: The root of this ecological crisis is a spiritual crisis. Just as the religions and spiritual traditions of the world teach respectful interaction with a sacred whole, so must spiritual values and moral imperatives help humanity to rediscover a reverence for all life and respect for the sacredness of the whole of Planet Earth. Therefore, we call for interfaith cooperation in furthering this vision for love and protection of the Earth, reverence for life, and harmony with all living beings.

    As suggested by Swing, the United Religions Initiative is intended to be to religion what the United Nations has become to global politics, unifying the world’s religions as the UN is unifying the world’s nations. Bishop Swing confirmed these plans, “The URI will be a spiritual United Nations. And what better place to give it birth than the Bay Area, which gave birth to the present UN.”

    Bishop Swing also states, “The URI will offer the world a powerful new vision of hope – the vision that the deepest stories we know can now cease to be causes of separation between people, and become instead the foundation for a reunited humanity. Religions need the URI. Bombs are exploding in the name of God in cities throughout the world, religious persecution is more prevalent now than ever before, religious extremists are demanding and obtaining nuclear weapons, and still there is no neutral arena where all of the religions can engage each other. The URI, in time, aspires to have the visibility and stature of the United Nations. It will have global visibility and will be a vital presence in local communities all over the world.”

    The United Nations has granted the URI official ‘liaison status’, which means that in return for UN financial support the URI will “co-operate closely with the U.N. and its organisations to complement the U.N.’s political, diplomatic and social mandates, influence U.N. policy and support its programs.” At a recent UN-sponsored Interfaith Conference, Bishop Swing issued a challenge for a new global civilisation, “We stand on the threshold of a new world order that may be defined either by an increasing polarisation that fuels a spiral of escalating conflict and violence, or by growing global cooperation that calls the human race to work across national, ethnic and religious boundaries to serve a larger global good.”

    Bishop Swing recently apologised for two millennia of Christian evangelism. His apology not limited to ‘religious violence’ committed by Christians, it also includes regret for “proclaiming that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior of all” and for seeking “to make the whole world Christian”. The URI strongly condemns all forms of religious fundamentalism; in fact the need for a new spirituality is often based on the intolerant attitude of evangelical Christians and radical Muslims’. Swing states “Because some day, the ascendancy of militant fundamentalist voices of politically aspiring religions might be so pervasive that a United Religions will need to be created in order to save religions from these fundamentalists.”

    The URI arose out of, and is the culmination of, the interfaith movement that began with the 1893 Parliament of World Religions. It is inextricably tied to the quest for a new spirituality that would unify the planet in a ‘transformed global society’. The URI is the fullest expression of this movement now. The current model of unity in diversity will characterise the United Religions Initiative for a while. However, the final phase of the Global Green Spiritual Agenda will be the “full end to the great heresy of separateness.”

    The final green religion will be the blending of all religions into one unified expression of spirituality based on reverence for our shared planet and human interconnectedness with all living beings. No doubt anyone one who refuses to accept this new spirituality will be labelled an intolerant radical fundamentalist. In the wake of an earth-shattering crisis, such as the one described in A United World, ‘fundamentalists’ are likely to be blamed for all the world’s problems. A new world religion, in addition to a new world order, will be gratefully received by most given a crisis of sufficient magnitude..

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