Clinton Global Initiative
& The Rockefeller Foundation
Rockefeller & Global Mind Control,
Rockefeller and the Global Media
[Bill] Clinton Global Initiative:
"It is my pleasure to announce the
inaugural meeting of the Clinton Global
Initiative to be held September
15-17, 2005, in New York City. This event, which will bring together
... Prime Minister Tony Blair, Secretary General Kofi Annan, Vice Premier
Shimon Peres, Dr. Hernando de Soto, Sonia Gandhi, Rupert Murdoch...
and an array of other distinguished and dedicated leaders, will coincide
with and complement this fall's Millennium Summit of the U.N. General
workshops will focus on how to
use religion as a force
for reconciliation and conflict
resolution; implement new business strategies and technologies to combat
climate change; and strengthen governance. Our meeting will emphasize
dynamic group interaction
to identify an agenda we can actually implement."
The Escape From Poverty:
"At the same time that globalization promises to benefit the lives of hundreds of millions, the rise in global poverty poses a dire threat to that promise and undermines every effort to build a more integrated world. On a planet rife with tensions—between power and powerlessness; between democracy and authoritarianism; between cutting-edge technology and grotesque deprivation—we have the opportunity and the obligation to act."
Religion, Conflict, and Reconciliation:
"Nearly four fifths of the world’s population identifies itself as religious, and the allegiances stemming from that basic fact transcend partisan, national and ethnic lines. For many hundreds of millions, the most important community ties are born of faith.
"...religion remains a chief engine of deadly conflict, providing immediate pretext and overall context—from Northern Ireland to Sudan and from the Middle East to Nigeria....
"...the Clinton Global Initiative will seek to assess the potential represented by religious organizations and intermediaries without avoiding the risks that they also bring. Drawing from specific precedents, panelists and participants will try to identify what practices have and have not worked.
Global Initiative: Mitigating Religious and Ethnic Conflict: "It’s not just tolerance,
it’s to go beyond tolerance, to principle pluralism, which...
means no religion has a privileged place," said
Richard Cizik, who represented the
National Association of Evangelicals
(NAE) at the prestigious 2006
Clinton Global Initiative
conference. "I would say one step even further, which is to say
partnership.... The fundamentalists have a pessimistic view of
the future and they
have this perception, unlike evangelicals and liberal Christians,
that there’s an unbridgeable divide between the believer and the
unbeliever.... We don’t believe that."
The participants include
Gore, Rupert Murdock (owner of
Zondervan, Rick Warren's
publisher) and Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, who has
welcomed Rick Warren's purpose-driven PEACE Plan as a solution
to the problems of poverty, AIDS and development.
Warren's P.E.A.C.E. Plan & UN
International Secretariat --Secretary General of the World Conference of Religions:
"William F. Vendley, Ph. D. has served as Secretary General of the World Conference of Religions for Peace/International (Religions for Peace) since 1994 .
Built on respect for religious differences, Religions for Peace is the world’s largest multi-religious organization solely dedicated to promoting collaboration among the world’s religious communities around their deeply held and widely shared concerns.
Dr. William F. Vendley
Secretary General, World Conference of Religions for Peace
Global network of Religions for Children:
"To unleash the full capacity of the world’s religious communities to improve conditions for children, much more collaborative multi-religious work needs to be done.
Religions for Peace and its worldwide network of more than fifty national affiliates have supported the growth of the GNRC since its inception.
"The Interfaith Council on Ethics. Education for Children promises to call greater attention to the needs of children and to the untapped capacity of the world’s religious communities to meet these needs. By fostering ethics education, we strengthen the
spiritual values found in every major faith tradition and plant the seeds for the next generation of
multi-religious collaboration for peace. Religious communities working together are a powerful force to make real our common vision of children protected and empowered to
develop their spirituality."
Harnessing religions in pursuit of peace:
"Religions for Peace is run by Secretary General Dr. William Vendley. ...Religions for Peace bases its work on the recognition that religious communities, as social institutions with deep historical roots,
can be important agents in reconciliation, especially by articulating a vision of the future based on tolerance, mutual respect, and
common living. Its primary method is to convene leaders of the local religious communities, to form national or regional
interreligious councils, and to work with those councils to mobilize the moral authority and good will of religious communities to create the conditions for a political solution to violence....[Unitarian Universalist Association]
Sponsoring partners include The Rockefeller Foundation
Inaugural partners/sponsors: Rockefeller Foundation
New Rockefeller Report On Participatory Communication for Social Change:
"Communication for Social Change (CFSC) is the process of 'public and private dialogue through which people define who they are, what they want and how they can get it. Social change is defined as change in people's lives as they themselves define change.' The
CFSC program fosters the most effective, innovative practices of communication for development in the public and nonprofit arenas to accelerate the pace of positive change for people who are poor and excluded."
"The following indicators correspond to the community dialogue and collective-action process as described previously. These indicators have the
purpose of assessing how the community is advancing in its collective effort in the undertaking of a program or solution to a problem affecting the community. ....
"Recognition of a Problem. ... Within the dialogue process
'recognition of a problem' may occur simultaneously with 'clarification of perceptions' (identification of the root causes and the potential solutions to the problem) and with the "expression of individual and shared interests" (conflict and opposition).
"Identification and Involvement of Leaders and Stakeholders
Participation of those who are most affected by the problem (stakeholders/beneficiaries) is a characteristic of community/social-change intervention.....
"Clarification of Perceptions.
When this stage of community dialogue has occurred, there should be a greater degree of unanimity and understanding over the nature of the problems (root cause/s), possible solutions and associated actions.
"Expression of Individual and Shared Interests.
One of the goals of community dialogue is to maximize participation in the issue, while balancing the needs of a consensus....
"Conflict and Dissatisfaction.
Balancing the interests of individuals with the larger interests of the community may result in conflict....
Vision of the Future.
Once a community has passed through the previous stages it would be ready to plan where it wants to be in the future
"Assessment of Current Status.
At this stage, the community may be already motivated (if not, it should be encouraged) to assess the extent/magnitude of the problem so that a plan of action can be defined.