The Chief Rabbi of Israel, Yona Metzger, has called for the creation of a world body with representatives from the major religious groups.Who would get a delegate? One for the Muslims? One for Shiites, one for Sunnis, one for Sufis? One for the Jews? One for Chassidim, one for Misnagdim? Are Mormons included with Xians or are they a separate religion? Would Wicca be included?
Rabbi Metzger was addressing the International Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace in Seville, Spain.
He called for the formation of a "United Nations of religious groups".
The Imam of Gaza, Imad al-Faluji, said politicians lied but religious leaders had a different objective - to work towards a higher good.
The imams and rabbis at this conference, which opened on Sunday, say the world is in crisis and it is time they acted to restore justice, respect and peace.
Monday, March 20, 2006
A new sort of UN, hmmm.