An interfaith religious movement, the United Religions Initiative (URI), is rising worldwide. This movement’s stated aims are peace among religions, and creation of “cultures of peace, justice and healing” for all. In a time of wars between Islamic nations and the West, such an organization’s appeal is easy to understand. Nevertheless, the activities and goals of the URI and its allies are tainted by secular messianism, liberal utopianism, and opposition to orthodox monotheism. False Dawn has been written to warn the public against the United Religions Initiative, and against the URI’s globalist, utopian allies in the State of the World Forum, the World Economic Forum, the Earth Charter movement, and similar organizations. False Dawn also gives a detailed description of the anti-Christian “spiritual” collectivism proposed by New Age supporters of the URI (including Barbara Marx Hubbard, Robert Muller, and Neale Donald Walsch), and by their spiritual mentors (Helena Blavatsky, Alice A. Bailey, and Teilhard de Chardin). In the URI’s own documents, in the writings and speeches of its activists and leaders, and by the alliances it builds, the URI exemplifies liberal globalism. Understanding the URI and its allies therefore sheds light on a worldwide social and political movement that is far more influential than the URI alone. The URI is a case study in a “progressive” globalist pathology that may soon affect us all. There is a corresponding danger from extreme-rightist forms of globalism and religious utopianism, masquerading as a restoration of order and tradition. The final chapter of False Dawn describes this peril as well, and offers a response to it.
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Published February 15, 2005
by Lee Penn.
Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy.