Monday, March 3, 2008

SRCM-UN: A Partnership?

SRCM - UN: A partnership?

... Or the operation of SRCM seduction, seeking respectability!

On 12 December 2005, the SRCM was accredited to the UNDPI (Department of Public Information) program which was created to spread throughout the world the message of the United Nations. This is also the case of over 1500 NGO's that are involved in the DPI, not to mention the 1,500 others who have consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), or more than 3,000 NGO's associated with the UN . In other words we find many societies of all stripes. Even Jacques Attali, who however recalls his pledge to create a real UN for NGO's acknowledged that "(…) under that name, slip sometimes people who do not belong there, such as sects (cults) , or even terrorist organizations (…), ( September 2004 at the 57th Annual Conference of DPI).

Indeed, every year new NGO's are accredited, while others are excluded at the same time because they have ultimately failed to fulfil their role. Thus, the Shri Ram Chandra Mission was part of a list of 25 NGO's newly associated the United Nations in December 2005, while at the same time 48 other NGO's were excluded.

Normally, they undertake to assist the United Nations in its work and to raise awareness of its principles and activities. But this did not prevent the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society () 1992 2001, while it sees the United Nations as "the beast of the apocalypse" that Combats Jesus… This could be a isolated case, but it is not. In the list of NGOs associated with the United Nations, we was also find: Brahma Kumaris, Sri Chinmoy, Sokka Gakka├»,…

In late 2006, officials of the SRCM were afraid for their accreditation.
They had a little panic and decided to mobilize the resources of the Mission on December 10, 2006 for the World Day of Human Rights. To make sure that they would have numbers of abhyasis in attendance, the instruction was given to move the monthly meeting day to Dec. 10.

After recalling that the United Nations and the SRCM celebrated their 60 years of existence the same year, the day was divided into signing the guest book ( to have written recorded proof for the United United), reading an old letter from Babuji dating back to 1957 and addressed to the United Nations, and finally the presentation of a small report on the activities of the SRCM between 2000 and 2005.

In a slide presentation are a sample of the themes of the SRCM(tm) that are closely related to the themes dear to the United Nations, we discovered that these 4 events had gathered no less than 930 people over a period of 6 years.

According to the SRCM, the Day on Human Rights would have mobilized 25 countries and 7500 people. When one realizes that SRCM claims to be present in over 90 countries (25/90 = 28% of the countries, without the USA) and represent 200 to 300000 abhyasis (less than 4%)…

In 2007, three events have already taken place (Sources: SRCMtm):

* In Canada, in 9 SRCM centers, they celebrated the International Day for Families on May 20, 2007. The incongruity of the link of "SRCM - family" does not frighten the SRCMtm although it destroys families faster than it receives new followers.

* In India, August 12, 2007, they celebrated the International Youth Day in 23 Indian cities. The event apparently gathered 4000 youth from polytechnical schools around the concept of Leadership. Now that is the interest that the SRCMtm offers to the Indian youth: the well-to-do upper class so as to talk about leadership…

* The International Day of Peace on September 21 was celebrated in 22 countries, primarily in Europe and Oceania, or 34 centers which apparently have joined 15 centers in India.

Apart from the fact that these events bring together a fraction of the followers of SRCMtm, we can see that notably absent from all these events are abhyasis from the USA…

For the International Day on Human Rights of 10 December 2007, those responsible for the SRCM call again on abhyasis to hold open-doors at their centers. And it is strongly suggested that the link between the declaration on Human Rights and the statutes of the SRCM (sic) be made…

It is with great joy that I will engage myself in this exercise, according to excerpts of the statutes of the SRCM France at its inception in 1986 as well as its rules of procedure (July 13, 1986):

Article 17: "the president who is the true master of the Association exercise its powers through the rules, it can change at will, particularly as they relate to the spiritual and philosophical orientation of 'Association. "
Excerpts from the rules dated July 13, 1986:

Article 2 - Organization: "The association is managed and controlled solely by the founder or his representative Spiritual who will succeed him in direct line, and it will be President of the Association".

Article 3 - Constitution and Operating: "The president will select a committee to work among the members of the Association to assist in all areas relating to the control and the organization of the Association. The President will appoint one of its members of the Working Committee, people who hold the following positions: a vice-chairman (…). discretionary, or depending on the needs of the situation, the president may also appoint any other (s) (s) person (s) posts above, it (s) itself (ent) member (s) or otherwise of the Working Committee of the Association (…). discretionary, the President may at any time make the necessary changes in the structure of the Board and the duties of appointees and Members of the Committee (…). "

Article 9 - Power of VETO - How to exercise: "(…) the President has the authority to VETO. If a certain point has been decided and was accepted at a meeting of the Working Committee and the President ' is not in agreement with the decision, arguing that such a decision could endanger or in a certain way can be detrimental to the goals set forth by the Association, his VETO object to such a decision by stating his disagreement with or not because of the disagreement. VETO He wrote in his own handwriting in the book of deliberations. latter case will be exposed and brought to the next General Assembly. "

It should be noted that Chari will be present on Dec. 10, 2007, at the most recently-opened Ashram of the SRCMtm in Berlin (Germany). There would be a right to expect a beautiful speech about human rights in this symbolic city! We will be particularly attentive…

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