Event: 26 Oct 2011 Assisi Italy Pope, Peace, & Prayer — 5th Inter-Faith Event Since 1986 — Terms of Reference…

His Holiness Benedict XVI

UPDATED 26 October 2011 (Vatican focus on global financial reform / authority, need for ethics – avoids addressing secular corruption as we suggested in below letter sent January 2011)

Penguin: Vatican Calls for World Government…Oopps

Vatican, Ethics, & Truth I (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Vatican, Ethics, & Truth II (Full Text Online for Google Translate)

Occupy Wall Street’s Most Unlikely Ally: The Pope

Vatican Breaks Bread (Sort Of) With Occupiers

Cardinal Turkson: Beyond Wall Street

2011: Commercial Intelligence and Competitive Strategy in International Markets – Context and Challenge Inteligencia Empresarial y Estrategia Competitiva en Mercados Internacional – Contexto y Desafio

UPDATED 18 June 2011 (Turkey Rising, Truth, Convergence of Science & Religion)

Turkey Rising–21st Century an Ottoman Century?

Catholic Church Getting Serious About “Truth”

Review: God and Science–Coming Full Circle

Review: The Beginning of All Things–Science and Religion

Review: Questions of Truth–Fifty-one Responses to Questions About God, Science, and Belief

M4IS2

UPDATED 10 February 2011 (All Other Assisi Links)

Seven Answers–Robert Steele in Rome

Assisi-Rome 2nd Meeting

Egypt & Jordan: Muslim & Christian Side by Side

Revolution & Secession: The Game is ON!

Revolution Kickstarted by Facebook Generation

Assisi, Egypt, US Hypocrisy, Global Revolution

Reference: Correspondence on Assisi Intelligence

Reference: Intelligence for the Spirit of Assisi

ON INTELLIGENCE: Open Letter to the President

Pope prays for the ‘one human family’ desired by Christ, CNA 16 January 2011

Hindus have applauded ‘one human family’ message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, MeriNews 16 January 2011

Pope Benedict XVI to hold religious peace summit BBC, 1 January 2011

Speaking in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Pope Benedict said the aim of the summit would be to “to solemnly renew the effort of those with faith of all religions to live their faith as a service for the cause of peace”.

Benedict XVI calls religious leaders to renew commitment to peace Catholic News Agency, January 1, 2011

Benedict Announces Meeting of Faiths New York Times, January 1, 2011

The Virgin Truth–Secular Inter-Faith Global Intelligence

20 Jan  Letter as Sent 3.0 (5 Pages) Directly to Vatican, Copies to Various

16 Jan  Draft Letter 2.0 (4 Pages) Proposing Secular/Inter-Faith Global Grid for Truth

Catholic Church Specifics

15 Jan Vatican appoints Protestant as scientific body’s head

Core Reference on Cultural Engineering

Reference: Intersections & Cultural Engineering

Phi Beta Iota: The above reference is most interesting for placing cultural engineering–something that religions do–as more fundamental and essential than social engineering–something that governments and corporations do.

Core Reference on Peace and Persecution Today

17 Dec PEACE 2011 Fundamentalism and relativism, enemies of religious freedom and peace (SperoNews)

Prior Reference to Spirit of Assisi (Benedict XVI)

Witnessing by Prayer, America The National Catholic Weekly, John Borelli, October 23, 2006

‘Reformulating’ the spirit of Assisi: Pope affirms peace summit, but wary of relativism, says Sant’Egidio leader National Catholic Reporter, September 15, 2006

DVD Reluctant Saint Francis of Assisi (2006)

Book by Donald Spotto, The Reluctant Saint (2003)

Peace Prayer Attributed to But NOT by St. Francis of Assisi

1993 GOD, MAN, & INFORMATION: COMMENTS TO INTERVAL IN-HOUSE”

PRIOR SUMMITS:

2002 (John Paul II)

DAY OF PRAYER FOR PEACE IN THE WORLD, ASSISI, 24 January 2002 Liturgy Document

Day of Prayer for Peace in the World, Assisi 24 January 2002, Photo Gallery (15 Photos)

1999 (St. Peter’s Basilica, inter-faith assembly)

A Message of Tolerance, Associated Press, Ellen Knickmeyer, October 28, 1999

1993 (John Paul II)

To Bishops and representatives of Churches, Christian Ecclesial Communities, Judaism and Islam in the Sacred Convent of Saint Francis (January 9, 1993) [Italian] [English]

1986 (John Paul II)

Address of John Paul II to the Represenatives of the Christian Churches and Ecclesial Communities and of the World Religions, Pastoral visit to Perugia and Assisi, 27 October 1986

What Should We Make of Assisi 1986? Society of St Piux X District of Asia February 2002

Rorate-Caeli Catholics Against Inter-Faith Dialogue (1 Jan 2011)

CURRENT Reactions

Note:  Many Catholics are violently against inter-faith reconciliation as was the Pope himself as a Cardinal.  These are complex times, and religions waging asymmetric war have joined failed states and Cold War states as part of the problem.  While the Pope is assuredly correct with respect to the persecution of Christians, in reality the continuous sustained attacks on Muslims by Western powers and their allied dictators are equal cause for alarm.  What comes across to us is that as much as inter-faith dialog and deliberation is necessary, the Church has a great deal of truth & reconciliation to do internally before it is fully fit to engage other faiths.

4 Jan [Christians] New Target for Genocide (FrontPageMag)

4 Jan  John Paul II to be Beatified in 2011? (National Catholic Register)

3 Jan Pope Focuses on Christian Persecution for 2011 World Day of Prayer (Christian Post)

2 Jan Good Lord, not an Assisi gathering again! (Mundabor’s Blog)

Terms of Reference–And Predictable Disagreement

Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

World Council of Churches

Parliament of the World’s Religions

Ecumenical vs.  Anti-Ecumenical 101

Inter-Faith Pluralism, Religious Tolerance, Global Ethic

Fundamentalism & Relativism

Expulsion Edicts (Christians, Jews, and Muslims)

Eastern Schism & Western Schism

Spirit of Vatican II from 1962 & Catholic Dissenters

First Non-Italian Pope 1978 & Year of the Three Popes

Celibacy, Power, & Money

Roma People (Gypsies) as Truth-Teller

Phi Beta Iota: Peace depends on trust, trust depends on truth, and truth comes with transparency.  E Veritate Potens –  From Truth, We the People Are Made Powerful [One with God].  Public intelligence in the public interest is what the religions of the world can focus on: doing for the public what governments and corporations will not do…eradicating both corruption and scarcity, educating the five billion poor one cell call at a time so as to create infinite wealth that translates into a prosperous world at peace.  Pray, but verify.

See Also:

History of Religion in 90 Seconds (Live Graphic)

Review: Surrender to Kindness (One Man’s Epic Journey for Love and Peace)

Global Ethic Foundation

Hans Kung (Wikipedia)

Liberation Theology (Wikipedia)

Faith-Based Diplomacy–Trumping Realpolitik

Religion, The Missing Dimension of Statecraft

Who’s Who in Peace Intelligence: Douglas Johnston

A More Secure World Our Shared Foundation (United Nations)

HIGH NOON: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them (J. F. Rischard)

Reference: Infinite Wealth for All

Reference: Strategic Analytic Model for Creating a Prosperous World at Peace

Review: Acts of God–The Unnatural History of Natural Disaster in America

Review: Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution

Review: Peace–A History of Movements and Ideas

Review: Thank God for Evolution–How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World

Review: The Celestine Prophecy

Review: The Varieties of Scientific Experience–A Personal View of the Search for God

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Dialog for Truth & Reconciliation

Worth a Look: Book Review Lists (Positive)

Worth a Look: Book Review Lists (Negative)