**Christianity dominates United Nations, concludes study **
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 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.
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.
How horrible. Of ourse if you read to the bottom of the article:
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.
So 92.7% of NGOs are secular; if Christians really are overrepresented among religious NGOs 70% of 7.3 = . . . . um, 5.1% of all NGOs, hardly enough to “dominate the UN”.