Nations was built on the foundation of the value of national
sovereignty. No higher authority was recognized — no ultimate being,
known in religion and the sacred scriptures as God, Allah, Jehovah,
etc., who stands as the axis of morality, and of natural and
spiritual laws. Stated differently, the United Nations was built on
the foundation of the value of national power. The Security Council
itself is an institution dominated not by the peoples of the world,
or even the governments of the world, but rather by the victors of
World War II and, as it also happens, the world's dominant nuclear
One of the primary
reasons for the crisis of the United
Nations is the resurgence of
religion and spirituality as fundamental human interests, needs and
values that impact in enormous ways the worldviews, values and
practices of humanity worldwide. The United Nations is unable to
relate effectively to this emergent and dominant reality.
Due to the
absence of this dimension that might be called the "heart and soul"
of humanity, the past 60 years has witnessed a steady decline in the
prevailing effect of values. The youth of our world are on a
downward spiral, hastened by the decadent standards and free sex
promoted by the dominant culture, and shaped by a selfish, even
pornographic vision of what is most sacred and special about human
life — the family. The United Nations has been unable to stem this
tide, just as it could do little to prevent the millions of deaths
that took place under totalitarian systems in the decades after
World War II.
God is indeed
the origin of all, without whom existence is not possible.
Furthermore, all things are interrelated and all people are
fundamentally relational beings. All things exist in relationships
of subject and object. There are no isolated or individual beings,
and therefore all existence develops and thrives through the mutual
giving and receiving of energy in reciprocal relationships.
These relationships, at
the human level, are not merely functional or external, but rather
are to be rooted in the human heart of true love. God is the origin
of not only the material world, but of the most fundamental aspect
of life — namely, true love, expressed in living for the sake of the
other. When human relationships are rooted in the heart, and the
action of giving and receiving in those relationships is grounded in
unselfish true love - only then is peace possible. This is the
direction in which God is guiding humanity in our time.
"The Universal Peace Federation" by Dr. Thomas Walsh
2005 News World Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.