Sunday, January 05, 2014

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Do you know what dominates the United Nations?  Self-importance?  Uselessness?  Self-important uselessness?  Anti-Semitism?  Sexual abuse among its “peacekeepers?”  Incompetence?  Corruption?  All of the above and more?  It’s none of those things:

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

That makes about as much sense as claiming that the Roman Catholic Church is top-heavy with snake-handlers but do go on.

The report Religious NGOs and The United Nations found that Christian NGOs are overrepresented 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.

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.

I guess that this study refers to entities like this.  Other churches maintain similar offices.  But you’d think that an institution so dominated by Christianity would be more…you know…Christian.

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