By Brannon S. Howse
It is not just elementary and primary schools that the United Nations and their friends are seeking to impact. They are after university students as well so as to train up willing government bureaucrats.
In 1997, the Catholic university Seton Hall in New Jersey worked with the United Nations to establish a training center for future world leaders. At the Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, as it is called, students can obtain undergraduate and graduate degrees in diplomacy and international relations, and now the university’s website boasts of its exclusive relationship with the United Nations:
[quote] Unique to the Whitehead School is its exclusive alliance with the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA), which is a key division of the United Nations Foundation (UNF) and is dedicated to policy research, education and advocacy on the United Nations and global issues. [end quote]
This “exclusive” relationship between the Catholic university and the United Nations includes summer internships at the UN for its students. Here’s how the website describes the opportunity:
The Whitehead School and the United Nations Association of the USA co-organize an annual United Nations Intensive Summer Study Program for students from across the United States and around the world. Designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this week-long program immerses participants in the political dynamics of the United Nations. Students attend official sessions at United Nations headquarters and briefings and seminars at the UNA-USA.
And through the school, students can:
• Work with international relations scholars;
• Meet world leaders and discuss today’s global concerns;
• Intern at the UN or US Department of State;
• Gain essential understanding of multilateral diplomacy.
When you understand the importance the Vatican places on the United Nations for being the leader in achieving the goal of a “world political authority,” it makes sense that a major Catholic university such as Seton Hall would be working hand in hand with the United Nations to train young members of the Church of Rome to become global leaders. Again, the pope’s 2009 encyclical speaks to this point:
[quote] In the face of the unrelenting growth of global interdependence, there is a strongly felt need, even in the midst of a global recession, for a reform of the United Nations Organization, and likewise of economic institutions and international finance, so that the concept of the family of nations can acquire real teeth. [end quote]
While the New Apostolic Reformation focuses on the Seven Mountain Mandate or seven spheres by which they think they will take world dominion, the Pope Benedict in 2009, called for the spheres of government, politics, and religion to be joined though the United Nations:
[quote] They also require the construction of a social order that at last conforms to the moral order, to the interconnection between moral and social spheres, and to the link between politics and the economic and civil spheres, as envisaged by the Charter of the United Nations. [end quote] [source: Encyclical Letter Caritas in Veritate of the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI, June 2009, http://www.leaderu.com/ftissues/ft9405/articles/mission.html]
Evidence points to the potential that the Church of Rome will play a major role in the coming religious Reich, but Catholicism sees the United Nations as a key partner.
Years ago, the cooperative efforts of the Church of Rome and the United Nations were greatly enhanced by Robert Muller and his 40-year career at the world organization. Upon retirement, he continued to promote his brand of spirituality and globalism as demonstrated by his website, which describes his view of spirituality:
[quote] He has been called the “Philosopher” and “Prophet of Hope” of the United Nations. Robert Muller is a deeply spiritual person. From his vantage point of a top level global states-person he has seen a strong connection between spirituality and the political/cultural scene. [end quote]
With Muller comes another Jesuit connection. In his book, New Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality, Muller writes that he was strongly influenced by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin:
[quote] Now after a third of a century of service with the U.N. I can say unequivocally that much of what I have observed in the new world bears out the all-encompassing, global, forward-looking philosophy of Teilhard de Chardin. [end quote]
Muller also wrote that U Thant, a Buddhist and one-time secretary general of the United Nations became his spiritual “master” and taught him to merge his Catholicism with Eastern mysticism:
[quote] I discovered that for U Thant there was no difference between spirituality, religion and life. Life was for him a constant spirituality. I studied Buddhism to understand him better. We became great friends. He was able to teach me what my Catholic priests had always told me, but at that time I hadn’t listened. Here, in the middle of my life, was the master, the one who inspired me, someone I could imitate like a father. This has changed my life. Perhaps what we need most at this time are masters who give us the good example. And, like U Thant, they ought to include people in highest office and with wide responsibilities. [end quote]
You may be shocked to read that Muller is so comfortable merging Catholicism with the New Age spirituality of Buddhist U Thant, but historically, many rituals and practices of the Church of Rome have also been practiced in New Age-style mysticism. One similarity between the Church of Rome and the New Age Movement is that they both teach that man can become as God. Some members of the Church of Rome have declared that as a “non-Catholic” I simply do not understand the true meaning of this Catholic doctrine. But many of my former-Catholic friends and my research have introduced me to the similarities between New Age teaching and Catholic Catechism point #460, which declares:
[quote] The Word became flesh to make us “partakers of the divine nature”: “For this is why the Word became man, and the Son of God became the Son of man: so that man, by entering into communion with the Word and thus receiving divine sonship, might become a son of God.” “For the Son of God became man so that we might become God.” “The only-begotten Son of God, wanting to make us sharers in his divinity, assumed our nature, so that he, made man, might make men gods.” [end quote]
In Externals of the Catholic Church, author John Sullivan openly admits that the Church of Rome practices some of the rituals of paganism:
[quote] It is interesting to note how often our Church has availed herself of practices which were in common use among pagans….Thus it is true, in a certain sense, that some Catholic rites and ceremonies are a reproduction of those of pagan creeds. [end quote]
Muller also extolled the wonder of how many religions were embracing the United Nations in their religious services:
[quote] Many religions have special invocations, prayers, hymns and services for the United Nations. The most important examples are those of the Catholic, the Unitarian-Universalist, the Baptist and the Baha’i faiths. It is common practice of the Unitarian-Universalists to display the United Nations flag in their houses of worship. So does the Holy Family Church, the parish church of the UN.... [end quote]
And Muller noted Pope John Paul II’s praise for the work of the United Nations: “Pope John Paul II said that we [those at the UN] were the stonecutters and artisans of a cathedral which we might never see in its finished beauty.” Muller relished the idea of synthesizing the world’s religions:
[quote] [W]hile in the past all religions and philosophies were born within specific local, cultural contexts, today we are witnessing the birth of a new philosophy, ideology or ethics which originates from a central place of synthesis where all dreams, aspirations, claims and values of humankind converge. [end quote]
In his book, Most of All They Taught Me Happiness, Muller promotes the importance of embracing spiritual evolution in order to establish a “cosmic government”:
[quote] I have come to believe firmly today that our future peace, justice, fulfillment, happiness and harmony on this planet will not depend on world government but on divine or cosmic government, meaning that we must seek and apply the “natural,” “evolutionary,” “divine,” “universal” or “cosmic” laws which must rule our journey in the cosmos. Most of these laws can be found in the great religions and prophecies, and they are being rediscovered slowly but surely in the world organizations. Any Teilhardian will recognize in this the spiritual transcendence which he announced so emphatically as the next step in our evolution. [end quote]
According to Muller and most globalists, this synthesis of religions must first overcome a major obstacle: biblical Christianity. Muller wanted the “intolerance” and “narrow-mindedness” of Christianity that preaches the exclusivity of Jesus Christ to be replaced with a commitment to global spirituality. In fact, Muller believed that even Jesus would embrace this brand of ecumenicalism. Muller is referring to the New Age Jesus, of course, and not the Jesus of the Bible, but he would like you to believe that both Jesuses are the same:
[quote] Peace will be impossible without the taming of fundamentalism through a United Religion that professes faithfulness only to the global spirituality and to the health of this planet.…World-wide spiritual ecumenism, expressed in new forms of religious cooperation and institutions, would probably be closest to the heart of the resurrected Christ. [end quote]
Similarly, in his book Global Responsibility: In Search of a New World Ethic, Catholic theologian Hans Kϋng says:
[quote] Any form of . . . church conservatism is to be rejected . . . . To put it bluntly: no regressive or repressive religion—whether Christian, Islamic, Jewish or of whatever provenance—has a long-term future. [end quote]
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