Archbishop Desmond Tutu has announced that he will retire from public life in October, although his work with The Elders will continue.
"The time has now come to slow down, to sip Rooibos tea with my beloved wife in the afternoons, to watch cricket, to travel to visit my children and grandchildren, rather than to conferences and conventions and university campuses." Read his full statement.
So what exactly is this so-called ‘work’ that ol’ Tutu will be continuing with The Elders?
The Elders (aka Global Elders or 12 Elders) is a group consisting of prominent public figures, brought together by Nelson Mandela in 2007. According to the official website of The Elders, the group was founded by the British entrepreneur Richard Branson and the English musician, Peter Gabriel. Mandela announced the formation of the Elders in July 2007, on the occasion of his 89th birthday, at a ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa. Richard Branson and others pledged $18m to fund the group.
The goals of the group are, among others, to use their political independence to help resolve some of the world's most intractable conflicts, to help address major causes of human suffering, and promote the shared interests of humanity. In other words, -- they are furthering the cause of the mighty United Nations, who also have this crazy idea in their heads that God - the Supreme Creator of our Universe doesn’t know what He is doing, so they’ll take matters in their own hands, --- and make a royal mess of things as they usually do.
On 2 July 2009, The Elders publicly stated that it would exert pressure on the “traditional religions” to change their principles and allow women to become ministers, priests and bishops. This is just the first action of its project titled Equality for Women and Girls.
“As Elders, we believe that the justification for discrimination against women and girls on grounds of religion or tradition, as if it were prescribed by a higher authority, is unacceptable,” the declaration reads.
It calls on all leaders “to promote and protect equal rights for women and girls.” In particular, it asks religious and traditional leaders “to set an example and change all discriminatory practices within their own religions and traditions.”
The spokesman for this initiative is ex-President Jimmy Carter, who recently left the Baptist Southern Convention after some 60 years of membership because of its treatment of women and girls. He announced that he would join ex-UN head Koffi Annan, Anglican bishop Desmond Tutu, Brazilian ex-president Fernando H. Cardoso and the other members of The Elders to fight for religions to stop discriminating against women.
The new group has close relations with the European Council on Foreign Affairs through its co-director, Mabel van Orange, who is also The Elder’s executive officer. It also has close links with the Open Society Institute of billionaire George Soros.
The 12 Elders
Nelson Mandela and eleven other “global leaders” constitute the visible heads of the group. Among the 12 are various heads of international abortion and homosexuality groups as well as promoters of a new universal religion through groups with varying goals, such as Planetary Ethics, Earth Charter, and the Alliance of Civilizations. They include:
Kofi Annan of Ghana - ex-UN secretary, promoter of abortion and homosexuality;
Ela Bhatt of India: awarded the Right Livelihood Award, considered an alternative Nobel Peace Prize;
Lakhdar Brahimi of Algeria - ex-special deputy of the Secretary-General of the UN (2004); member of another lobby group made up of political leaders called the Global Leadership Foundation;
Gro Brundtland of Norway - ex-prime minister; established and chaired the UN World Commission on Environment and Development, ex-director of the World Health Organization; co-founder of the Global Government Commission; pro-abortion and pro-homosexuality;
Fernando Henrique Cardoso: ex-president of Brazil; founder of the Global Government Commission;
Jimmy Carter: ex-president of the US; founder of the Carter Center to advance human rights;
Graça Machel – the third wife of Nelson Mandela;
Mary Robinson: ex-president of Ireland; ex-High Commissioner of Human Rights; promotes abortion and the international gay lobby; one of the driving forces behind the Ethical Globalization Initiative;
Desmond Tutu - Anglican bishop; pro-gay and pro-abortion;
Muhammad Yunus - founder of Gramenn Bank;
Aung San Suu Kyi - ex-political activist of Burma/Myanmar.
In other word, -- Desmond Tutu is planning on retiring to continue the work of the devil here on Planet Earth.
Picture Credit: http://www.traditioninaction.org/History/G_008_TheElders.html
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