Habitat symbol & Ismail Serageldin, World Bank, VP in  1996

Can't We All Share One Religion?

By Berit Kjos - February 21, 2012

Background: The Habitat II Agenda: The UN Plan for Human Settlements 

and Warren's P.E.A.C.E. Plan and UN Goals



"The new generation...[has] a deeper sense of solidarity as people of the planet than any generation before them.... On that rests our hope for our global neighborhood."[1] Report of The United Nations' Commission on Global Governance.

"Welfare depends on the intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind."[2] Federico Mayor, then Director General of UNESCO.

"Change your whole way of thinking, because the new order of the spirit is confronting and challenging you. ...The only way we will achieve human solidarity in dealing with it is to have a completely new way of thinking."[3]

"...always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed." 1 Peter 3:15-16

"Religion for Everyone!" The message in this strange article (featured in last weekend's Wall Street Journal) fits right into the UN vision of global solidarity. The author, Alain de Botton, presents a radical plan for social unity that meets the demands of the global agenda. By blending useful practices from the world's religious traditions, it would mold minds, transform communities and establish new rules and rituals for all. There would be no room for Biblical Christianity.


The Habitat II model for

worldwide Human Settlements:

Notice the community center

surrounded by condominium-like

housing with high-rise apartments

in the back. (This is just a small

part of a larger photograph of the

many national displays)

For two weeks back in 1996, I watched the formation of that agenda. Attending the UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) in Turkey as an officially registered, amateur reporter (I felt more like a spy), I spent one day exploring two massive warehouses near Istanbul's piers. Each displayed models of planned communities. There were no churches to be seen, but each model "community" featured a large central gathering place for fellowship and collective enlightenment. (See picture)

Ponder these quotes from the above article, "Religion for Everyone," then compare them to the UN agenda:

"One of the losses that modern society feels most keenly is the loss of a sense of community. We tend to imagine that there once existed a degree of neighborliness that has been replaced by ruthless anonymity....

"In attempting to understand what has eroded our sense of community, historians have assigned an important role to the privatization of religious belief that occurred in Europe and the U.S. in the 19th century. They have suggested that we began to disregard our neighbors at around the same time that we ceased to honor our gods as a community.

"....can secular society ever recover that spirit without returning to the theological principles that were entwined with it? I, for one, believe that it is possible to reclaim our sense of community... without having to build upon a religious foundation....

"It should inspire visitors to suspend their customary frightened egoism in favor of a joyful immersion in a collective spirit—an unlikely scenario in the majority of modern so-called 'community centers'....

"To foster a sense of communal intimacy and to ensure that profound and dignified personal bonds can be forged, a tightly choreographed agenda of activities may be more effective than simply leaving a group to mingle aimlessly on its own....

"In a world beset by fundamentalists of both the believing and the secular variety, it must be possible to balance a rejection of religious faith with a selective reverence for religious rituals and concepts....

"...religious communities...use specific types of food and drink to represent abstract concepts, telling Christians, for example, that bread stands for the sacred body of Christ...and teaching Zen Buddhists that their cups of slowly brewing tea are tokens of the transitory nature of happiness in a floating world....

"Taking their seats at an Agape Restaurant, guests would find in front of them guidebooks.... No one would be left alone to find their way to an interesting conversation with another.... The Book of Agape would direct diners to speak to one another for prescribed lengths of time on predefined topics..."

A deeper look at the 1996 UN Conference on Human Settlements

My two-week schedule included a daylong "Dialogue" on the meaning of "Solidarity" at Istanbul’s elegant Ciragan Palace. I was given a list of 21 panel members. It included:

Together with other globalist dignitaries, they would explore the missing factor in the old Soviet version of dialectical materialism: a spiritual foundation for an evolving global ethic for the envisioned community.[3]

"To speak of solidarity is to speak of things of the spirit," began Habitat Secretary-General Wally N’Dow. "For we are well aware that the future of our human settlements... is not just a matter of bricks and mortar but equally a question of attitudes and determination to work for the common good.... This spiritual dimension is the only ingredient that can bind societies together."[5]

N'Dow had chosen an American moderator who would add credibility to the discussion: Robert McNeil (of the news team McNeil-Lehrer), "one of the gurus, the spiritual lights of the media industry today."[5] Moments later, McNeil introduced the panel of dignitaries ready to shape the new vision of oneness.

"What’s needed is an interfaith center in every city of the globe," said James Morton, former dean of the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine. "The new interfaith centers will honor the rituals of every… faith tradition: Islam, Hinduism, Jain, Christian… and provide opportunity for sacred expression needed to bind the people of the planet into a viable, meaningful, and sustainable solidarity."[5]

Dean Morton's version of "Christianity" is actually a universalized distortion of truth that matches the new religious union. Anything less would be dismissed as fundamentalist extremism.

Millard Fuller, President of Habitat for Humanity, fit right into this interfaith dialogue. Like other emerging leaders in the neo-Christian movement, he redefined Scriptures to "prove" his message:

"When Jesus launched His ministry 2000 years ago, He said, 'We must repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.' In English, that sort of connotes feeling sorry for getting caught.... Change your whole way of thinking, because the new order of the spirit is confronting and challenging you. ... The only way we will achieve human solidarity in dealing with it is to have a completely new way of thinking."[5]

This "new way of thinking" has already permeated every segment of society: education, business, government, and the church growth movement, including Purpose-Driven churches. Pushing transformation in all these sectors are the leadership training programs that pursue the vision of management gurus such as Peter Drucker, Peter Senge, and Ken Blanchard. The core of their teaching is "general systems theory" or "systems thinking." In short, everything is interconnected, therefore all is One and all divisions and boundaries must be eliminated in order to establish the "Global Neighborhood," i.e. New World Order. Emerging Church leaders like Brian McLaren call it "The Kingdom of God."

God makes us "one" in Christ when we respond to His gospel with faith and genuine repentance (acknowledging our sin and humbly turning to God). Millard's "new way of thinking" points people to the world's corrupt system, not to God and His ways.

Let’s not forget that familiar words with strategic new meanings are likely to mislead the masses. For example, in Webster's Dictionary (1989) the familiar meaning of solidarity sounds perfectly safe: "common interest and active loyalty within a group." But contemporary change agents have infused that word with a far more revolutionary meaning. Let's take a closer look.

The New Social Contract

During a break, I asked moderator Robert McNeil [one of Rockefeller's media elites who enjoy "supranational sovereignty"] to define solidarity for me. In his answer, he acknowledged that solidarity is strengthened by a common enemy as well as a "common good":

"It means people with shared values or responsibilities cooperating or working together. In our culture, it was probably exemplified most often by the union movement. Industrial unions often used the phrase solidarity-- 'solidarity forever.' And in the socialist movement, of course, solidarity was a very strong word -- the solidarity of the workers against the employers, their oppressor, capitalists.... whatever it was...."[5]
"Solidarity is like a social contract, like people agreeing that this is the way it should be. Whether I am poorer or richer than you are, we somehow agree that the way it is set up works best for all of us."

What if we don't agree? Then we are vilified as divisive resisters -- excluded from the feel-good solidarity. Pastor Brian McLaren, an acknowledged leader in the Emerging Church movement, summarized it well:

"...to be truly inclusive, the [earthly] kingdom must exclude exclusive people, to be truly reconciling, the kingdom must not reconcile with those who refuse reconciliation.'"[6]

Social contracts hold people accountable to the new standard. It pushes people toward the planned conformity, whether the society is a church, a school, or the "global neighborhood." So I wasn't surprised when UNESCO's Federico Mayor made the same point: "The 21st Century city will be a city of social solidarity," he said. "We have to redefine the words... [and write a new] social contract."[5]

This evolving "social contract" has been written into every UN treaty and declaration. And former President Clinton's Executive Order 13107 helped turn such UN "contracts" into U.S. government policy. In other words, these UN contracts are being implemented through Executive Orders, hidden laws and government policies whether or not the relevant treaties were ratified by Congress. [See Trading U.S. Rights for UN Rules]

This "social contract" guarantees "freedom from want," from fear, from hunger, and from offense by those who might voice contrary values. It also promises "freedom of thought and expression" -- but only to those who share the UN vision. Remember, Article 29 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "...these rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations."[7]

Reflecting the same communitarian constraint, Ismail Serageldin, then Vice President of the World Bank, said:

"We should stop bemoaning the growth of cities. It’s going to happen and it’s a good thing, because cities are the vectors of social change and transformation. Let’s just make sure that social change and transformation are going in the right direction.... The media must act as part of the education process that counters individualism."[5]

Behavior Modification ~ Vital to Transformation

A cooperative media is essential to change in the public consciousness. As in totalitarian regimes, "voluntary" social transformation relies on effective propaganda. The public must be persuaded to give its consent. In fact, the people must be trained to feel so uncomfortable with dissent and discord that contrary voices would be silenced.

Of course, the masses must never notice that this manipulative process is changing their minds and actions. Since few people do notice, Professor Raymond Houghton's triumphant promise in a 1970 NEA publication is becoming an alarming reality:

"...absolute behavior control is imminent. ... The critical point of behavior control, in effect, is sneaking up on mankind without his self-conscious realization that a crisis is at hand. Man will never self-consciously know that it has happened."[8]

To succeed, every level of this hierarchical management system must continually assess change, monitor compliance, remediate the non-compliant, and punish conscious resisters.[9] (See Brainwashing in America & Molding Human Resources for the Global Workforce)

The most offensive foe to the global establishment is Biblical Christianity. So we shouldn't be surprised at today's spreading persecution. After all, it serves the UN agenda well.

Just a few days ago, I read this heart-breaking message:

"The armed Islamist Opposition in Syria has murdered more than 200 Christians in the city of Homs, including entire families with young children. These Islamic gangs kidnapped Christians and demanded high ransoms. In two cases, after the ransoms were paid, the men's bodies were found.

"Christians are being forced to flee the city to the safety of government controlled areas. Muslim rebel fighters and their families are taking over their homes. We need your prayers and we need them urgently."

We shouldn't be surprised. God warned us long ago that Christians could expect persecution. Today we see how the world's corrupt ambitions lead to hatred and tyranny, not peace and love. All the more, we need to stand together and encourage each other with His wonderful Word. And please pray for the tormented Christians in embattled Syria and elsewhere!  Remember,

"If they persecuted Me they will persecute you... for they do not know the One who sent Me." John 15:20-21

"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? ...in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:35-39

Read the rest of this article here: Marching toward Global Solidarity

To understand how progress toward solidarity is assessed on the international level, see

Measuring the Value of Human Capital and Workforce Development means life-long indoctrination


1.  Our Global Neighborhood, "UN Report of The Commission on Global Governance" (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995); 357.

2.  Habitat Press Release,  www.un.org/Conferences/habitat/unchs/press/humanize.htm

3.  "Reinventing the World 1, Part 1: A New Way of Thinking" at http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/Reinvent1.htm

4. Alain de Botton, "Religion for Everyone," Wall Street Journal, February 18, 2012. http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052970204883304577221603720817864-lMyQjAxMTAyMDEwODExNDgyWj.html?mod=wsj_share_email  These are excerpts from his book titled Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believers Guide to the Uses of Religion.

5.  I taped and transcribed this part of the "Dialogue" at the UN Conference on Human Settlements in Istanbul, 1996.

6.  Brian McLaren, The Secret Message of Jesus: Uncovering the Truth that Could Change Everything (Nashville: Thomas Nelson's W Publishing Group, 1006), pp. 169-170.

7. "Trading U.S. Rights for UN Rule at  www.crossroad.to/text/articles/turfur12-98.html

8. Raymond Houghton, To Nurture Humaneness: Commitment for the '70's (The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development of the NEA, 1970).

9. See "Brainwashing in America" at www.crossroad.to/articles2/brainwashing.html & "Molding Human Resources for the Global Workforce" at  www.crossroad.to/text/articles/HumanResources.html

10. Stoyan Zaimov, "Christian Families in Syria in Urgent Need of Help, Trapped in Crossfire," The Christian Post, February 16, 2012, http://m.christianpost.com/news/christian-families-in-syria-in-urgent-need-of-help-trapped-in-crossfire--69690

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