The groups are going to send postcards to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon by December 10th to try to persuade the UN to do something to save the people affected by weather. Isn’t that a cause we should all get behind? Weather affects us all!
Here is the news at AllAfrica:
In order to build on its work for the protection of climate refugees, the World Council of Churches (WCC) joins an innovative campaign “Postcards from the Frontlines” aiming to achieve urgently needed recognition and protection for climate refugees around the world.
According to reports millions of people were forced from their homes due to weather-related events in the year 2012 alone.
Initiated by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) in collaboration with ByPost, the “Postcards from the Frontlines” campaign allows people to send a free postcard from phone or desktop, which will arrive as a real physical postcard at the United Nations secretary-general’s office in New York, calling for action on climate refugees. The project aims to reach 100,000 postcards by Human Rights Day, 10 December, when a public response will be sought from the UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon.
The campaign was launched on 24 September.
A couple of years ago there was quite a ruckus among the Leftwing groups over the use of the word “refugee” when discussing global warming. One side of the argument was that the word “refugee” should be reserved for those who are persecuted and essentially come under the aegis of the 1951 Refugee Convention. They had their feathers ruffled by the climate refugee pushers. I don’t know if they have worked out their differences, but the phrase ‘climate refugee’ seems to be in common use now. See our whole category on ‘climate refugees’ to learn more about the squabble.
By the way, we know of one off-shoot of the World Council of Churches resettling regular refugees and that is the Virginia Council of Churches which is almost completely funded by you, the taxpayer.
World Council of Churches a front for communism?
That is what the author Christine Meinsen contends in a little book I just found at Amazon entitled: Communist Infiltration of American Churches 1887 – 2012: World Council of Churches National Council of Churches .
Here is the write-up at Amazon:
Who knew when they placed their money in the collection plate Sunday morning they were financing the removal of prayer from America’s schools and “giving aid and comfort to the Communist movement”?
This book begins with a detailed list of Communist goals straight from the Congressional Record then, with references included, provides documented accounts of church activity and funding used to aid communist agitators in their pursuit to achieve those precise goals.
Shockingly, many of these goals have already been achieved. It began in 1887, when Josiah Strong coordinated the General Christian Conference to pool America’s churches into one of the most elusive united fronts for communism the world has ever seen. Strong’s organization morphed and expanded eventually culminating in the National Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches.
Behind the scenes these groups, along with a host of others, founded by politicians and millionaires, have been directing the church’s progressive transformation from one that promotes soul saving evangelism and apostolic training into a mission to advance communism throughout America and the world.
This book provides a brief but detailed account of some of the most shocking activities of the communist front organizations that have infiltrated churches in America and around the globe. Also included is a Resolution to get your church out of these hideously deceitful organizations. What we don’t know, has already hurt us.