HERE ARE A FEW PAGES AND LINKS FROM THE UN DOCUMENTS CREATING THE ONE WORLD CHURCH – THANKS FOR TRYING, INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE, WHO ARE TRYING TO PREVENT STUPID RELIGIOUS WARS BY CREATING THIS GLOBAL RELIGION. TOO BAD THE BIBLE CALLS IT “MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” – DESTINED TO BOMB? YOU BETCHA

 

 

 The Whore Riding The Beast

 

Currently there are two paths financed by the UN & the NWO (New World Order).  They are both huge endeavors with trillions in financing.

One is the attempt to unify all world religions (Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindu, Zoroasters, Voodoo, Satan Worshippers).  The Pope seems like the primary impetus & Undesignated leader.

The other is the Green Revolution fanaticism. Man is evil, Nature is good, preserve everything,  love every creature, the trees, the grasses, etc.  Worship Gaia.

These two will be merged because the only thing religions can agree on is the need for Sustainable environment.  It will not be the Catholics or pope as head. Eventually Antichrist, himself, shall lead this church.

 

 The Agenda

Global Warming

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

    THE SPIRITUAL IMPULSE BEHIND THE UNITED NATIONS

    PLANETARY INITIATION AND THE WORK OF THE UNITED NATIONS

    THE NEW WORLD ORDER AND THE WORK OF THE UNITED NATIONS

    SPIRITUALITY AT THE UNITED NATIONS

    PREPARATION FOR THE REAPPEARANCE OF THE WORLD SPIRITUAL TEACHER

    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
    http://www.paradiseearth.us/, http://www.robertmuller.org/, http://www.goodmorning-world.blogspot.com/ and http://www.goodmorningworld.org/. 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:

    Preamble

    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

     


  • We should all want to be wise and careful stewards of the beautiful planet we call home. But most of us realise that humans in general are not being good stewards. We are wasteful with our natural resources and have reduced biodiversity. Therefore, when we read about groups and organisations calling for a ‘green revolution’ and a new relationship between humanity and nature it is easy to agree with their ideas.However, certain aspects of the modern green movement that is permeating every segment of our society are not about protecting the environment. You don’t have to dig very deep to discover the true beliefs of the influential leaders who are using genuine concerns about the environment to promote an agenda of fear and control. Please carefully consider the implications of the opinions that they so openly and freely express:

    (references and sources for the quotes below can be found here)

    The common enemy of humanity is man.
    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
    .”
    Club of Rome,
    premier environmental think-tank,
    consultants to the United Nations

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    We need to get some broad based support,
    to capture the public’s imagination…
    So we have to offer up scary scenarios,
    make simplified, dramatic statements
    and make little mention of any doubts…
    Each of us has to decide what the right balance
    is between being effective and being honest.

    Prof. Stephen Schneider,
    Stanford Professor of Climatology,
    lead author of many IPCC reports

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    We’ve got to ride this global warming issue.
    Even if the theory of global warming is wrong,
    we will be doing the right thing in terms of
    economic and environmental policy.

    Timothy Wirth,
    President of the UN Foundation

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    No matter if the science of global warming is all phony…
    climate change provides the greatest opportunity to
    bring about justice and equality in the world
    .”
    Christine Stewart,
    former Canadian Minister of the Environment

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    The data doesn’t matter. We’re not basing our recommendations
    on the data. We’re basing them on the climate models
    .”
    Prof. Chris Folland,
    Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research

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    Themodels are convenient fictions
    that provide something very useful
    .”
    Dr David Frame,
    climate modeler, Oxford University

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    I believe it is appropriate to have an ‘over-representation’ of the facts
    on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience
    .”
    Al Gore,
    Climate Change activist

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    It doesn’t matter what is true,
    it only matters what people believe is true
    .”
    Paul Watson,
    co-founder of Greenpeace

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    The only way to get our society to truly change is to
    frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe
    .”
    – emeritus professor Daniel Botkin

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    The climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and
    spiritual challenge to all of humanity. It is also our greatest
    opportunity to lift Global Consciousness to a higher level
    .”
    Al Gore,
    Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech

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    We are on the verge of a global transformation.
    All we need is the right major crisis
    …”
    David Rockefeller,
    Club of Rome executive member

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    Humanity is sitting on a time bomb. If the vast majority of the
    world’s scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a
    major catastrophe that could send our entire planet’s climate system
    into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods,
    droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have
    ever experienced – a catastrophe of our own making.

    Al Gore,
    An Inconvenient Truth

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    We are getting close to catastrophic tipping points,
    despite the fact that most people barely notice the warming yet
    .”
    Dr James Hansen,
    NASA researcher

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    By the end of this century climate change will reduce the human
    population to a few breeding pairs surviving near the Arctic
    .”
    Sir James Lovelock,
    Revenge of Gaia

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    Climate Change will result in a catastrophic global sea level
    rise of seven meters. That’s bye-bye most of Bangladesh,
    Netherlands, Florida and would make London the new Atlantis
    .”
    Greenpeace International

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    This planet is on course for a catastrophe.
    The existence of Life itself is at stake
    .”
    Dr Tim Flannery,
    Principal Research Scientist

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    Coal makes us sick. Oil makes us sick. It’s global warming.
    It’s ruining our country. It’s ruining our world
    .”
    Harry Reid,
    U.S. Senate majority leader

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    Climate Change is the greatest threat that
    human civilization has ever faced
    .”
    Angela Merkel,
    German Chancellor

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    “Climate change is real. Not only is it real, it’s here,
    and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new
    global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster.

    Barack Obama,
    US President

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    We simply must do everything we can in our power to
    slow down global warming before it is too late
    .”
    Arnold Schwarzenegger,
    Governor of California

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    Climate change should be seen as the
    greatest challenge to ever face mankind
    .”
    Prince Charles

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    Climate change makes us all global citizens,
    we are truly all in this together
    .”
    Gordon Brown,
    British Prime Minister

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    We have reached the critical moment of decision on climate change.
    Failure to act to now would be deeply and unforgivably irresponsible.
    We urgently require a global environmental revolution
    .”
    Tony Blair,
    former British PM

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    We are close to a time when all of humankind
    will envision a global agenda that encompasses
    a kind of Global Marshall Plan to address the
    causes of poverty and suffering and
    environmental destruction all over the earth.

    Al Gore,
    Earth in the Balance

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    In Nature organic growth proceeds according
    to a Master Plan, a Blueprint. Such a ‘master plan’ is
    missing from the process of growth and development of
    the world system. Now is the time to draw up a master plan for
    sustainable growth and world development based on global
    allocation of all resources and a new global economic system.
    Ten or twenty years form today it will probably be too late.”

    Club of Rome,
    Mankind at the Turning Point

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    We need a new paradigm of development in
    which the environment will be a priority.
    World civilization as we know it will soon end.
    We have very little time and we must act.
    If we can address the environmental problem,
    it will have to be done within a new system, a
    new paradigm. We have to change our mindset,
    the way humankind views the world.

    Mikhail Gorbachev,
    founder of Green Cross International

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    UN Commission on Global Governance report

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    “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 complexity and the technical nature
    of many of today’s problems do not always allow elected
    representatives to make competent decisions at the right time.

    Club of Rome,
    The First Global Revolution

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    The emerging ‘environmentalization’ of our civilization
    and the need for vigorous action in the interest of the entire global
    community will inevitably have multiple political consequences.
    Perhaps the most important of them will be a gradual change
    in the status of the United Nations. Inevitably, it must
    assume some aspects of a world government.

    Mikhail Gorbachev,
    State of the World Forum

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    I envisage the prinicles of the Earth Charter to
    be a new form of the ten commandments.
    They lay the foundation for a sustainable
    global earth community.

    Mikhail Gorbachev,
    co-author of The Earth Charter

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    In my view, after fifty years of service in the United Nations system,
    I perceive the utmost urgency and absolute necessity for proper
    Earth government. There is no shadow of a doubt that the present
    political and economic systems are no longer appropriate
    and will lead to the end of life evolution on this planet.
    We must therefore absolutely and urgently look for new ways.”

    Dr Robert Muller,
    UN Assistant Secretary General,

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    Nations are in effect ceding portions of their sovereignty
    to the international community and beginning to create a
    new system of international environmental governance
    as a means of solving otherwise unmanageable crises
    .”
    Lester Brown,
    WorldWatch Institute

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    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
    .”
    UN Commission on Global Governance

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    A keen and anxious awareness is evolving to suggest that
    fundamental changes will have to take place in the world order
    and its power structures, in the distribution of wealth and income.
    Perhaps only a new and enlightened humanism
    can permit mankind to negotiate this transition.

    Club of Rome,
    Mankind at the Turning Point

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    The alternative to the existing world order can only
    emerge as a result of a new human dimension of progress.
    We envision a revolution of the mind, a new way of thinking.

    Mikhail Gorbachev,
    State of the World Forum

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    We require a central organizing principle – one agreed to voluntarily.
    Minor shifts in policy, moderate improvement in laws and regulations,
    rhetoric offered in lieu of genuine change – these are all forms of
    appeasement, designed to satisfy the public’s desire to believe that
    sacrifice, struggle and a wrenching transformation
    of society will not be necessary
    .”
    Al Gore,
    Earth in the Balance

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Adopting a central organizing principle…
    means embarking on an all-out effort to use every
    policy and program, every law and institution…
    to halt the destruction of the environment.

    Al Gore,
    Earth in the Balance

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    Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound
    reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world
    has ever experienced a major shift in the priorities of both
    governments and individuals and an unprecedented
    redeployment of human and financial resources. This shift
    will demand that a concern for the environmental consequences
    of every human action be integrated into individual and
    collective decision-making at every level.

    UN Agenda 21

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    The current course of development is thus clearly unsustainable.
    Current problems cannot be solved by piecemeal measures.
    More of the same is not enough. Radical change from the
    current trajectory is not an option, but an absolute necessity.
    Fundamental economic, social and cultural changes that
    address the root causes of poverty and environmental
    degradation are required and they are required now.

    – from the Earth Charter website

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    The goal now is a socialist, redistributionist society,
    which is nature’s proper steward and society’s only hope
    .”
    David Brower,
    founder of Friends of the Earth

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    If we don’t overthrow capitalism, we don’t have a chance of
    saving the world ecologically. I think it is possible to have
    an ecologically sound society under socialism.
    I don’t think it is possible under capitalism

    Judi Bari,
    principal organiser of Earth First!

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    Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the
    industrialized civilizations collapse?
    Isn’t it our responsiblity to bring that about
    ?”
    Maurice Strong,
    founder of the UN Environment Programme

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    A massive campaign must be launched to de-develop the
    United States. De-development means bringing our
    economic system into line with the realities of
    ecology and the world resource situation.

    Paul Ehrlich,
    Professor of Population Studies

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    The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another
    United States. We can’t let other countries have the same
    number of cars, the amount of industrialization, we have in the US.
    We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are
    .”
    Michael Oppenheimer,
    Environmental Defense Fund

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Global Sustainability requires the deliberate quest of poverty,
    reduced resource consumption and set levels of mortality control
    .”
    Professor Maurice King

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    We must make this an insecure and inhospitable place
    for capitalists and their projects. We must reclaim the roads and
    plowed land, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams,
    free shackled rivers and return to wilderness
    millions of acres of presently settled land
    .”
    David Foreman,
    co-founder of Earth First!

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    Complex technology of any sort is an assault on
    human dignity. It would be little short of disastrous for us to
    discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy,
    because of what we might do with it
    .”
    Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute

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    The prospect of cheap fusion energy is the
    worst thing that could happen to the planet
    .”
    Jeremy Rifkin,
    Greenhouse Crisis Foundation

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the
    equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun
    .”
    Prof Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Our insatiable drive to rummage deep beneath
    the surface of the earth is a willful expansion
    of our dysfunctional civilization into Nature
    .”
    Al Gore,
    Earth in the Balance

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    The big threat to the planet is people: there are too many,
    doing too well economically and burning too much oil.

    Sir James Lovelock,
    BBC Interview

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    My three main goals would be to reduce human population to
    about 100 million worldwide, destroy the industrial infrastructure
    and see wilderness, with it’s full complement of species,
    returning throughout the world
    .”
    Dave Foreman,
    co-founder of Earth First!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the
    affluent middle class – involving high meat intake,
    use of fossil fuels, appliances, air-conditioning,
    and suburban housing – are not sustainable.

    Maurice Strong,
    Rio Earth Summit

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    Mankind is the most dangerous, destructive,
    selfish and unethical animal on the earth
    .”
    Michael Fox,
    vice-president of The Humane Society

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    Human beings, as a species,
    have no more value than slugs
    .”
    John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal

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    Humans on the Earth behave in some ways like a
    pathogenic micro-organism, or like the cells of a tumo
    r.”
    Sir James Lovelock,
    Healing Gaia

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    The Earth has cancer
    and the cancer is Man
    .”
    Club of Rome,
    Mankind at the Turning Point

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    A cancer is an uncontrolled multiplication of cells;
    the population explosion is an uncontrolled multiplication of people.
    We must shift our efforts from the treatment of the symptoms to
    the cutting out of the cancer. The operation will demand many
    apparently brutal and heartless decisions
    .”
    ProfPaul Ehrlich,
    The Population Bomb

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    I don’t claim to have any special interest in natural history,
    but as a boy I was made aware of the annual fluctuations in
    the number of game animals and the need to adjust
    the cull to the size of the surplus population
    .”
    Prince Philip,
    preface of Down to Earth

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    A reasonable estimate for an industrialized world society
    at the present North American material standard of living
    would be 1 billion. At the more frugal European standard
    of living, 2 to 3 billion would be possible
    .”
    United Nations,
    Global Biodiversity Assessment

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    A total population of 250-300 million people,
    a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal
    .”
    Ted Turner,
    founder of CNN and major UN donor

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    “… the resultant ideal sustainable population is hence
    more than 500 million but less than one billion
    .”
    Club of Rome,
    Goals for Mankind

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    One America burdens the earth much more than
    twenty Bangladeshes. This is a terrible thing to say.
    In order to stabilize world population,we must eliminate
    350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say,
    but it’s just as bad not to say it
    .”
    Jacques Cousteau,
    UNESCO Courier

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    If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth
    as a killer virus to lower human population levels
    .”
    Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,
    patron of the World Wildlife Fund

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    I suspect that eradicating small pox was wrong.
    It played an important part in balancing ecosystems
    .”
    John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    The extinction of the human species may not
    only be inevitable but a good thing
    .”
    Christopher Manes, Earth First!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    The extinction of Homo Sapiens would mean survival
    for millions, if not billions, of Earth-dwelling species.
    Phasing out the human race will solve every
    problem on Earth – social and environmental
    .”
    Ingrid Newkirk,
    former President of PETA

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    Childbearing should be a punishable crime against
    society, unless the parents hold a government license.
    All potential parents should be required to use
    contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing
    antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing
    .”
    David Brower,
    first Executive Director of the Sierra Club

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    The fate of mankind, as well as of religion, depends upon
    the emergence of a new faith in the future.
    Armed with such a faith, we might find
    it possible to resanctify the earth.

    Al Gore,
    Earth in the Balance

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    The greatest hope for the Earth lies in religionists and
    scientists uniting to awaken the world to its near fatal predicament
    and then leading mankind out of the bewildering maze of
    international crises into the future Utopia of humanist hope.

    Club of Rome,
    Goals for Mankind

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    What an incredible planet in the universe this will be
    when we will be one human family living in justice,
    peace, love and harmony with our divine Earth,
    with each other and with the heavens
    .”
    Robert Muller,
    UN Assistant Secretary General

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    The earth is literally our mother, not only because we depend on
    her for nurture and shelter but even more because the human
    species has been shaped by her in the womb of evolution….
    Our salvation depends upon our ability
    to create a religion of nature
    .”
    Rene Dubos,
    board member, Planetary Citizens

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    Each element, plant, insect, fish and animal
    represents a certain aspect of Gaia’s – and our – being.
    In a way, we are Gaia’s intelligence and awareness
    – currently lost in self-destructive madness.
    We must acknowledge, respect and love her for being
    the Mother she is to us or we deny our very selves.
    Nurture the Mother as she nurtures us
    .”
    Prof. Michael J. Cohen,
    Ecopsychologist

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    “It is the responsibility of each human being today to
    choose between the force of darkness and the force of light.
    We must therefore transform our attitudes, and adopt a renewed
    respect for the superior laws of Divine Nature.

    Maurice Strong,
    first Secretary General of UNEP

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    The spirit of our planet is stirring!
    The Consciousness of Goddess Earth
    is now rising against all odds,
    in spite of millennia of suppression,
    repression and oppression inflicted on Her
    by a hubristic and misguided humanity.

    The Earth is a living entity, a biological organism
    with psychic and spiritual dimensions.
    With the expansion of the patriarchal religions
    that focused on a male God majestically
    stationed in Heaven ruling over the Earth and the
    Universe, the memory of our planet’s innate Divinity
    was repressed and banished into the
    collective unconscious of humanity.”
    Envision Earth

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    Still more important is the implication that the evolution of
    homo sapiens, with his technological inventiveness and his
    increasingly subtle communications network, has vastly increased
    Gaia’s range of perception. She is now through us awake and aware
    of herself. She has seen the reflection of her fair face through the
    eyes of astronauts and the television cameras of orbiting spacecraft.

    Our sensations of wonder and pleasure, our capacity
    for conscious thought and speculation, our restless curiosity and
    drive are hers to share. This new interrelationship of Gaia with man
    is by no means fully established; we are not yet a truly collective
    species, corralled and tamed as an integral part of the biosphere,
    as we are as individual creatures. It may be that the destiny of
    mankind is to become tamed, so that the fierce, destructive, and
    greedy forces of tribalism and nationalism are fused into a
    compulsive urge to belong to the commonwealth of all
    creatures which constitutes Gaia.”
    Sir James Lovelock,
    Gaia: A New Look At Life

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    Little by little a planetary prayer book is
    thus being composed by an increasingly united
    humanity seeking its oneness
    . Once again,
    but this time on a universal scale, humankind is
    seeking no less than its reunion with ‘divine,’
    its transcendence into higher forms of life. Hindus
    call our earth Brahma, or God, for they rightly
    see no difference between our earth and the divine.
    This ancient simple truth is slowly dawning again upon
    humanity, as we are about to enter our cosmic age
    and become what we were always meant to be:
    the planet of god
    .”
    Robert Muller,
    UN Assistant Secretary General

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    What if Mary is another name for Gaia? Then her capacity for
    virgin birth is no miracle . . . it is a role of Gaia since life began . . .
    She is of this Universe and, conceivably, a part of God. On Earth,
    she is the source of life everlasting and is alive now;
    she gave birth to humankind and we are part of her
    .”
    Sir James Lovelock,
    Ages of Gaia

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    Nature is my god. To me, nature is sacred;
    trees are my temples and forests are my cathedrals.

    Mikhail Gorbachev,
    Green Cross International

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    The spiritual sense of our place in nature…
    can be traced to the origins of human civilization….
    The last vestige of organized goddess worship
    was eliminated by Christianity.

    Al Gore,
    Earth in the Balance

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Christianity is our foe. If animal rights is to succeed,
    we must destroy the Judeo-Christian Religious tradition
    .”
    Peter Singer, founder of Animal Rights

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    I pledge allegiance to the Earth and all its sacred parts.
    Its water, land and living things and all its human hearts
    .”
    Global Education Associates,
    The Earth Pledge

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    By fostering a deep sense of connection to others and to the earth
    in all its dimensions, holistic education encourages a sense of
    responsibility to self to others and to the planet.

    Global Alliance for Transforming Education

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    The earth is not dead matter. She is alive.
    Now begin to speak to the earth as you walk.
    You can speak out loud, or just talk to her in your mind.
    Send your love into her with your exhalation. Feel your
    heart touching upon the heart of the planet. Say to her
    whatever words come to you: Mother Earth, I love you.
    Mother Earth, I bless you. May you be healed. May all
    your creatures be happy. Peace to you, Mother Earth.
    On behalf of the human race, I ask forgiveness
    for having injured you. Forgive us, Mother Earth

    US Student Textbook,
    “Prayer