70th Anniversary of the UN: IARF and the UN

24 October was UN Day – marking the entry into force of the UN Charter iniarf_home_wide 1945, 70 years ago. The IARF has a long history of involvement with the UN and the Economic and Social Council, one of its most important instruments. In 1972 IARF gained consultative status with ECOSOC. We currently have two representatives in Geneva and one in New York (you can see their profiles here). You can read more about IARF’s involvement with the UN, both historic and current, in the United Nations section of our website.

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Can a purpose for religion be deduced?

Religion largely aims to instill the Golden Rule, emphasizing compassion across different traditions, as highlighted on Karen Armstrong’s CharterforCompassion.org. This ethos, promoting altruism, drives human survival and outlines initiatives like the Unitarian Universalist Association’s commitment to transforming the world through liberating love, addressing global ills such as hate, greed, and social inequalities.

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