Christianity dominates United Nations, concludes study
Posted on March 7th, 2016

Courtesy:  The Independent ( UK )

More than 70% religious non-government organisations (NGOs) at the UN are Christian

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/christianity-dominates-united-nations-concludes-study-9032598.html

Christianity dominates the United Nations and a more inclusive system must be introduced at the world peace-making organisation, according to a new study.

The report Religious NGOs and The United Nations found that Christian NGOs are over represented at the UN in comparison to other religious groups.

Overall, more than 70 per cent of religious NGOs at the UN are Christian, where the Vatican enjoys a special observer status, as a state and religion, according to research undertaken by Professor Jeremy Carrette from the University of Kent’s Department of Religious Studies.

The study questions claims by the Christian right that cults are running the UN given the scale of Christian NGOs, and calls for greater awareness, transparency and equality, while putting a strong emphasis on religious tolerance.

It also warned that lack of funding is limiting other religious groups such as Hinduism and Buddhism, which are under-represented at the UN.

The number of inter-faith and New Age NGOs is still very small.

The study highlighted that Muslim NGOs are often represented through the collective of states in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, rather than civil society NGOs, which are mostly Catholic.

Prof Carrette said: “It would seem there needs to be more of a ‘global goodwill’ to make the UN system work for all religions equally, and for religions to follow and share equally UN goals for peace and justice.

“The report highlights that while all religions are represented in some way in the peace-making system of the UN, there are structural and historical differences that need to be addressed.

“It also shows that religions form an important part of international global politics and that in a global world we need to establish a new pluralistic contract for equal access for all religions to the UN system,” he added.

Despite their small size, accounting for 7.3 per cent of the total consultative status NGOs at the UN, some religious groups can have a great influence, the research suggests.

Among the most active religious NGOs are Catholics, Quakers and the Baha’i faith, which have some of the highest number of meetings with UN diplomats.

Courtesy:  The Independent ( UK )

One Response to “Christianity dominates United Nations, concludes study”

  1. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    This is what we’ve been telling all along. Anybody can understand why monki boon’s UNHCR after
    MR. He stopped catholic tigers of tamil drealam carving out a catholic country in Sri Lanka. Catholic west
    inc. staunchly catholic countries are heartbroken. So us, uk, italy, argentina, brasil, norway, france, germany
    etc. etc. want to skin MR alive for that ‘crime’. That’s the simple truth. Even archbishop two three of south africa was shouting from roof tops.

    But where you going to make this aware to the people of Sri Lanka, people of the world? All the media are
    controlled by themselves as well. So truth stays buried in a few peoples head. It is a very very sad situation.

    I have a suggestion to the patriotic people contributing here in LW. Can we use the following two links at the
    start of every comment for 1 month?

    I’m sure a lot of people going to understand the UNHCR, amenesty
    (selective justice) international etc. duplicity. We can make a lot of people aware of their shamful double standards.
    I appeal to people who love Sri Lanka to do this and I’m sure these ‘human rights champions’ going to back off a bit at least.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV6_o9txURc

    http://ltte-christian-ties.blogspot.com/

    PLEASE USE THE TWO LINKS AT THE START OF EVERY COMMENT FOR ONE MONTH TO MAKE PEOPLE AWARE
    THEIR DOUBLE STANDARDS. I SINCERELY HOPE YOU SHOW SOME PATRIOTISM BY DOING THIS SIMPLE TASK.

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