Carl Teichrib attended the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto, Ontario as part of his research ministry. Below are comments Carl made on his Facebook page about his time there. We are reposting them with his permission. The photos were taken by Carl at the Parliament. Also be sure and see the links below to articles from the 2015 Parliament in Salt Lake City, Utah. During that Parliament (in 2015), one of the speakers was Diana Butler Bass. In a 2017 book she wrote, she said “the jig is up” for those who believe in “the blood of the Lamb.” The late Ray Yungen attended the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions and said if there was one main theme that stood out at the event it was hostility against Bible-believing Christians. Brian McLaren and other emergent “Christians” spoke at the 2015 Parliament claiming that they represented the “new” Christianity. How interesting that the motto for the 2018 Parliament was “The Promise of Inclusion, the Power of Love.” But as Carl Teichrib states below, that love only extends to those who agree with them.
By Carl Teichrib
November 2: Yesterday was the first day of the Parliament of Worlds Religions in Toronto, which was primarily comprised of opening ceremonies. Speakers included the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, our federal minister of immigration, a video message from the Dalai Lama, various Parliament leaders (including one who is an executive with the World Federalist Movement), and a talk by Jim Wallis (was openly hostile to Republicans and conservatives). Here are some pics.
November 4: At the Parliament talk, “The United Nations: A Catalyst for Interfaith Action.” Three on the panel are officials with the United Religions Initiative, another is a URI supporter who chaired the International Day of Yoga Committee at the UN, and a Senior Advisor with the UNFPA.
Years ago I attended the URI Global Summit. If you want to understand the connection between the URI, interfaithism, and global governance, then you must read the chapter, “Spiritual Politics,” in Game of Gods.
November 6: During the plenary this morning at the Parliament of the Worlds Religions, one of the faith speakers advocated for a “world government and a world parliament.” If you’ve read Game of Gods, you’ll know just how intertwined the interfaith movement is with the idea of world government.
November 8: I’ve attended a range of events during the past 25 years; Christian conferences and liberty-minded events, and scores of interfaith, global government, and Pagan gatherings. And I’ve heard disparaging and disrespectful talk from all sides (and from myself, if I’m honest), but this Parliament of the Worlds Religions took the cake. Anger, vitriol and venom, poured from the gathering.
Here is one example: A progressive Baptist minister, utilizing the Buddhist sand mandala technique, created an art piece of Kali – goddess of death and destruction – to express her hatred of the recently appointed Supreme Court judge, and those who confirmed him. Then, at the end of the week – with a group of religious progressives – they celebrated his hoped-for downfall with a dance-invocation to Kali.
The Parliament’s theme was inclusion and love, but it was clear that this is only extended to those who conform to their narrative.
(To see enlargements of the photos, go to Carl’s FB page. )