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27 April 2010 - World religious leaders summit adopts final declaration

Apr 28, 2010 08:48 AM
by Morten Nymann Olesen

Dear friends

My views are:

27 April 2010
World religious leaders summit adopts final declaration 

"Final Declaration of the World Summit of Religious Leaders has been adopted in Baku.

The declaration reads: âWe, participants of the World Summit of Religious Leaders â heads and representatives of Christians, Moslems, Jewish, Buddhists and Hindus religions from 32 countries gathered together in Baku to discuss urgent issues of our period, as well as the impact of globalization on religious and traditional values.

Economic, political, legal and cultural globalization is not univocal process. It gave practical benefit in responding to common challenges on security of production, trade, science, development of education, security and environment. International relations give opportunity to protect rights of believers among modern multinational and multilingual societies. But the impact of global processes on religious sphere is met with criticism by most peopleâ.

It is noted in the Declaration that we must make an opportunity for people to form their outlook and for nation to protect their living conditions. The document also reads that - globalization does not eliminate the threats for security of states, nations and persons: âStarvation, social inequality, environmental pollution, armed conflict on the national-religious ground havenât found their solutions yet.

In contrary, new problems were added. The rich countries are becoming richer and poor ones â more poor. Unequal share of the world incomes is increasing the critiques every dayâ.

The religious leaders signed the document consider that the terrorism, which threatened separate regions earlier, gets global character and struggle against it becomes difficult. âIt is not correct to think that the religious leaders can restore the world order at the expense of their own forces. Their summons effect only believers. Therefore religious-political doctrines, which justify violence against peaceful people, must be prohibited as the Nazi ideas were prohibited in many countriesâ."

Interesting words....
Any comments?


I find the article to be important in the sense, that the religious leaders signed the document.
And also because of its clear message to the rich people on this planet.

HPB said:
"you must bear in mind how many powerful adversaries we have aroused ever since the formation of our Society. As I just said, if the Theosophical movement were one of those numerous modern crazes, as harmless at the end as they are evanescent, it would be simply laughed atâ as it is now by those who still do not understand its real purport â and left severely alone. But it is nothing of the kind. Intrinsically, Theosophy is the most serious movement of this age; and one, moreover, which threatens the very life of most of the time-honoured humbugs, prejudices, and social evils of the day â those evils which fatten and make happy the upper ten and their imitators and sycophants, the wealthy dozens of the middle classes, while they positively crush and starve out of existence the millions of the poor. Think of this, and you will easily understand the reason of such a relentless persecution by those others who, more observant and perspicacious, do see the true nature of Theosophy, and therefore dread it. "
(The Key to Theosophy, 2ed. 1890, p. 271-272)

M. Sufilight says:
Now it is quite interesting whether the rich religious priest will show a practial exmaple and not just talk like empty barrels - as they so often have done in the past; the Jesuits in particular!

M. Sufilight

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