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Saw this today, pretty interesting.

 

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=50655#.VVe19vlViko

 

 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged faith leaders gathered in the General Assembly to stand up for the collective good and amplify their voices in support of moderation and mutual understanding, warning that he fears an “empathy gap” is causing people to turn their eyes from injustice and numbing them to atrocities.

 

“Religion does not cause violence, people do,” the Secretary-General continued. “Today we turn to what you as men and women can and must do in this vital endeavour,”

 

The human contradiction is that “we are capable of utmost brutality but also compassion, tolerance and reconciliation,” the Secretary-General pointed out, adding that “today, I ask for your wisdom and leadership.”

 

“We need you to promote dialogue as an antidote to intolerance. Your voices will be critical in countering hate speech and finding common ground,” Mr. Ban told the meeting. “Faith leaders are on the frontlines of your community and many of you see the forces of radicalization. Use your influence to stand up for moderation and mutual understanding.”

Religious leaders have an important role to play, and we should support them in spreading their messages of peace, harmony and hope,” Mr. Kutesa stressed, urging steps to be taken to fully engage religious leaders, including greater collaboration with the UN, with a focus on maximizing respective strengths.

 

 

 

All I thought of is Rev 18:7, 8  The Harlot sees herself as the queen

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One would think that if the UN truly lost all faith in religious leaders to help with the world situation, that they wouldn't be asking for their help and participation in this. Sounds like they still haven't gotten the message that religion is the problem not the answer.

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