In order to ever realize the creation of a one world government, it only makes sense that there would need to be a one world religion. It will be much easier to control us if we are all the same, therefore there is a push for the globalization of religion. Many believe that peace can only be achieved by uniting the world under one umbrella. Those who have called for a new world order include the late Pope John Paul II and the current Pope Benedict XVI. Throughout his papacy, John Paul II preached a message of peace, hope, and the bringing together of all religions. The United Nations and the European Union have also participated and sponsored interfaith meetings, very much paralleling this same theme. My intentions are in no way to bash or single out any religion, but rather to point to the fact that there is a movement, and an agenda by some to create a new religious order. Christian scholars point to a time in the Bible where the world will unite under a false religious and political system.
In the year 2000, the United Nations held its first ever Millennium World Peace Summit. It brought together thousands of the world's preeminent religious and spiritual leaders, thus marking a major step towards the creation of a global religious body. This was the first time such an event had taken place through the UN. A new declaration of peace created the beginning of an era of collaboration between religions, with the UN as its surrogate. All in attendance also pledged their support for the UN and then Secretary General Kofi Anan. The Council of Religious and Spiritual Leaders was also spawned from this summit, which later led to some high-level international interfaith dialogue. New ager Robert Muller, former assistant Secretary General to the UN, states in his book New Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality that he believes, “ If Christ came back to earth, his first visit would be the United Nations to see if his dream of human oneness and brotherhood had come true. He would be happy to see representatives from all nations.” He has also shared in a prior statement that world unity cannot be achieved without a one world government and religion. Could the United Nations be positioning itself to be the center of such a religious order? With the further convergence of the New Age movement, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Luciferian occultism, Taoism, Pantheism and Aboriginal Animism through the United Nations, it would be correct to equate the UN as a new modern-day Tower of Babel. By uniting the world under a new religious body, the people would then peacefully accept the UN's agenda and its goals, such as population control and the creation of a one-world government.
Many do believe that in order to achieve a world where there is no conflict, feuds, or wars, there will have to be a bringing together of all faiths. Can everlasting peace ever be achieved? Chief Rabbi of Israel, Yona Metzger, has called for the creation of a world body whose representatives are from all major religions. While addressing the International Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace in March of 2006, he stated that the idea of a “ United Nations of religious groups” could “bring a bridge between religions to help the bridge of the diplomatic way.” In June of 2006, the European Union held a high-profile series of interfaith meetings. It was attended by Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist leaders, including the Dahli Lama, as well as some influential European politicians. The late Pope John Paul II sought to draw representatives of all religions into a greater mutual spiritual understanding and a respect of shared values and beliefs.
Pope John Paul II has been praised for bringing a dialogue of friendship and understanding between Orthodox, Christian Denominations, and non-Christians. His mission was one of great reconciliation between all religions, visiting and praying with many, and even preaching in a Lutheran church. He was the first Pope to visit a Synagogue, and to visit a memorial at Auschwitz. Pope John Paul II is credited in further establishing diplomatic relations between Israel and the Vatican, thus ending Catholic and Jewish estrangement. Not only did he reach out to Christian religions, he also engaged in dialogues with high priests and witch doctors of voodoo, taking part in animist rites in the Sacred Forest in Togo. In 1986, in Assisi, Italy, Pope John Paul II held prayers for peace, inviting spiritual leaders from 12 of the world's major religions. For the first time in history, leaders from all the major religions assembled in one place, bringing Jews, Buddhists, Shintoists, Muslims, Zoroastrians, Hindus, Unitarians, traditional African, and Native American religions. Side by side, Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant religious leaders prayed for peace, with the Dahli Lama even placing a statue of Buddha on the altar. Pope John Paul II claimed that they were all praying to the same God for the same purpose, and that their spiritual energy was bringing about a new climate of peace. Catholic-Muslim dialogue expanded under John Paul the II's leadership, and he often spoke of a bond between Christianity and Islam, holding them in very high regard
For decades, the Catholic church has been seeking a common approach toward Islam, evident by the 1994 Vatican publication “Recognize the Spiritual Bonds Which Unite us,” directed towards Muslims and Catholics alike. John Paul II was the first Pope to enter a Muslim place of worship, visiting the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, Syria. He also visited Morocco at the invitation of some of its religious leaders, and in May of 1999, he kissed the Koran. At a later rally with thousands of Muslim youth in attendance, he said, “we believe in the same God, the one God, the living God.” In 1969, the World Council of Churches gathered with Christians and Muslims, setting the stage for future dialogue. There was the Tripoli Christian-Muslim Seminar in 1976, as well as open dialogue engaged through the Royal Academy for Islamic Civilization Research. Pope John Paul II addressed Catholics in Turkey saying, “I wonder if it is now urgent, precisely today when Christians and Muslims have entered a new period of history, to recognize and develop the spiritual bonds that unite us.”
More recently, there was criticism directed towards Pope Benedict XVI for quoting a Byzantine emperor, who characterized some of Mohamed's teachings as evil and inhumane. To try and heal this rift, he later traveled to Turkey and openly called for further Muslim-Christian dialogue, preaching respect for the differences between both faiths, and emphasizing what they have in common. He became the second pontiff to visit a mosque, praying a silent prayer while the Muslim cleric prayed out loud as they both faced Mecca. The ongoing dialogue throughout the years has been aimed towards contributing to world peace. Under the late Pope John Paul II papacy, the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue was established, as he believed that the challenges of peace transcended religious differences.
Many key indicators suggest that we are on the path towards a one-world religion. The Dahli Lama, who preaches a message of peace, believes that it can only be achieved through world, political, and spiritual unity. Alice Bailey, one of the founders of the New Age movement, also envisioned a one- world religion. The World Council of Churches has stated that the practices and concepts from other religions must be introduced into the Christian faith in order to merge them. Former assistant Secretary General to the UN, Robert Muller, states, “The world's major religions must speed up dramatically their ecumenical movement and recognize the unity of their objectives in the diversity of their cults. Religions must actively cooperate to bring to unprecedented heights a better understanding of the mysteries of life and our place in the universe. 'My religion, right or wrong,' and 'My nation. Right or wrong' must be abandoned forever in the planetary age.” The late Pope John Paul II predicted that there would be a day when there would be a unity of faith, and that all religions would worship together. He made important overtures to non-Christian religions and believed in a multi-faith approach. It remains to be seen if all churches, faiths, religions, organizations, and individuals will conform and allow themselves to be co-opted, thus watering down their core principles, and even compromising some of their beliefs in the name of peace and security.