Christianity dominates United Nations, concludes study

The Independent:

**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”.

Easy solution: U.S. drops out of the U.N. (along with billions of dollars in funding provided), U.N. moves out of New York, buildings are demolished and the area turned into a nice park.

Then they will no longer have to worry about those pesky Christians.

So… there are too many Christians operating NGO’s which serve a function in helping the Worlds Poor?

Disgraceful!

Based on how this is posted, it sounds like another sob story for the secular, non-Christian crowd.

Interesting-i though it was anti-semetism.

From the article-

"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."

Translated-
-Hindu and Buddhists groups may be under-represented (though we don’t know this because the author didn’t bother to tell us if their lack of representation is due to a denial from the UN or from them not actually trying to be a part of the UN system).
-Inter-faith and “New Age” groups actually don’t have enough NGOs to matter in regards to this conversation
-Islamic groups really don’t count in regards to this conversation as they apparently use a different method of getting heard (Organization of Islamic Cooperation)
-Apparently the author is upset that organizations that represent/affect huge portions of the human populace without regard to nationality actually have a voice in an international organization that claims to represent/help all of humanity.

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