Wednesday, January 4, 2012

[GMW #2364] Courageous United Nations Secretary General Speaks Opening with Fire-side Chats with People and Great Thinkers

Idea Dream - Robert Muller's Ideas 1001 to 1500
~ Idea 1231 ~
23 November 1997
I just cannot understand why someone who is appointed Secretary General of the United Nations for five years does not have the courage to have more audacity and to speak more openly. Nothing prevents them for example to have weekly fire-side chats with people, great thinkers, Nobel and other Prize winners, reactionaries like Gary Davis, Helen Caldicott, Betty Williams etc.

He is the servant general of the world. He can launch innumerable ideas, big ideas and small ones. People would begin to listen to him and implement them. They would have a greater love for the UN.

Robert's The Miracle, Joy and Art of Living,
Volume II Chapter 11 - Of Gratitude
-from My Spiritual Journey
Then came education. French education prohibited religious education. This was due to the separation between church and state established by the Revolution against the Church leaders of France coalesced with the King and the aristocrats to exploit the people. In Alsace-Lorraine we got a separate statute allowing religious education, but it was voluntary, did not count for the grading and it was ridiculized by our professors. As a result I began to forget my spirituality, replaced by the values of French education. My deep love for nature however persisted as well as my respect for old people. I will never forget the death of my 80 years old grandfather at which I saw a Catholic Sister hold his hand and help him to die peacefully, praying with him and telling him about heaven.

UN News Sources - UN Chronicle, United Nations News Service , UN Wire News Archive
References: Earth Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Rights of: Children, Women, Indigenous People
To Be Written: Rights of Nature, Birds, Animals, Fish, etc.

Photo by Ben Davison. Location: Silver Springs State Park, IL.

To be grateful is
to recognize the
Love of God
in everything.
-- Thomas Merton
Thoughts in Solitude

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