The following is actually right in line with a couple of recent Apprising Ministries articles Emerging Eastern-Style Meditation for Global Peace…and Worse… along with Phyllis Tickle: Tickling Itching Emergent Ears. is reporting:

A website launched Friday with the backing of technology industry and Hollywood elite urges people worldwide to help craft a framework for harmony between all religions. The Charter for Compassion project on the Internet at springs from a “wish” granted this year to religious scholar Karen Armstrong at a premier Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) conference in California.

“Tedizens” include Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin along with other Internet icons as well as celebrities such as Forest Whittaker and Cameron Diaz. Wishes granted at TED envision ways to better the world and come with a promise that Tedizens will lend their clout and capabilities to making them come true… (Online source)

And you thought the following line from a soft drink commerical years ago was only wishful thinking: “I’d like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony.” Well, below you’ll see former president Bill Clinton at DAVOS discussing one way people longing to usher in this Global Family hope to do so.

Behind this Charter of Compassion, yet another fulfillment of 2 Timothy 3:2 — Men will be lovers of self, are “the first eight amazing members” of:

The Council of Sages, a multi-faith, multi-national group of religious thinkers and leaders, will gather together and sort through all the world’s contributions. They will then mold the final version of the Charter for Compassion from those words [of the Golden Rule]. (Online source)

In a recent sermon, while urging people to move from tribal ethnocentric thinking into a transformation of globalcentric concern, Emergent Church pastor Rob Bell refers to this kind of idea himself as “a school of thought called an integral approach to humanity” developed by Don Beck, Clare Graves and Ken Wilber.

This school of thought, a biopsychosocial systems concept originated by the late Dr. Clare W. Graves, is even set to come into Southern Baptist churches in Colorado this January 2009 as you can see for yourself in Who Is Dr. Michael Armour And Why Is He Teaching Southern Baptist Pastors?