UPDATED: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2011
Picture: To let all know how deep this is, this is the home page for the Association of World Citizens. It was co-founded by Salvador de Madariaga and is a MOST VITAL PART of the New Age Movement! I had not known before of Dr. Robert Muller's death. Dorothy Margraf and I go back 3 decades tracking this aspect of the Movement. The Rene Wadlow part was off both of our radar screens until he wrote his article boasting of their 'global revolution' coming off so successfully -- in Tunisia.
UPDATED AND EXPANDED BELOW:
Rene Wadlow came under my personal radar only recently. He should have, as one of Donald Key's main confederates, came under it long before. He claims to have been a student of Salvador de Madariaga. He is a long-time, ardent activist with Lucis Trust and all that it stands for. I decided to do a Wikipedia search for Wadlow today. I didn't find a Wikipedia article on him, but found him referenced in an article on David Littman, Ph.D., who it turns out is the husband and collaborator with Bat Ye'or, an anti-Islamic author that many have commended to me. Somewhere I have both of her books in my personal research reference library. There are, unfortunately, the very tightest of ties between Rene Wadlow, his World Citizens organization which Wadlow represents at the United Nations, and Littman/Ye'or.
Littman has been presenting on human rights issues at the United Nations in Geneva on behalf of various NGOs since 1986. He appears before the United Nations Human Rights Council (formerly the United Nations Commission on Human Rights). From 1986–91 he was main representative of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ). In February 1992, he joined René Wadlow (main representative of theInternational Fellowship of Reconciliation; (IFOR)), then with the World Federalist Movement (WFM). He has been an accredited representative for the Association of World Citizens (AWC) and for the Association for World Education (AWE) since 1997, and an accredited representative and main spokesman for the WUPJ again since 2001. He has made oral and written statements (some jointly) at the UN Commission on Human Rights for the WUPJ, IFOR, WFM, International Committee for European Security and Cooperation (ICESC), Christian Solidarity International (CSI), Simon Wiesenthal Center, International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), AWC, AWC, and other NGOs. From WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE, CEC
I have long warned that the operative New Age strategy is both infiltrate the Monotheist religions and then pit each against the other for their weakening and dissipation. Then they, the New Agers, will be the "Phoenix" to rise from our ashes.
Having recommended Bat Ye'ors books myself in the past, I now sound a word of caution until we know more -- much more. Something smells here!
For the record, this is what Rene Wadlow sets out, very publicly, as his own areas of professional interest:
Rene Wadlow is the editor of the on-line journal of world politics -www.transnational-perspectives.org and the chief representative of the Association of World Citizens to the United Nations, Geneva, working on issues of human rights, conflict transformation, and arms control. Formerly, he was professor and Director of Research of the Graduate Institute of Development Studies, University of Geneva. He served as the founding Secretary of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), and as Book Editor of the International Development Review.
From 1992-1998, he was President of Partage, a French child welfare NGO active especially in Asia and in countries torn by conflicts such as Lebanon and former Yugoslavia. He was particularly active in setting up programmes in Cambodia and Vietnam.
From 1982 to 1995, he was the representative to the UN, Geneva, for Peace Brigades International as liaison for their non-violent efforts in conflict resolution, especially in Central America and Sri Lanka. Today, he serves on the Board of the International Centre for Peace Studies (New Delhi) and the Centre for South Asian Studies (Geneva) and as advisor to the Kashmir Foundation for Peace and Development Studies (Srinagar). He is an active member of the Peace section of the Theosophical Order of Service and a reviewer for its website www.theoservice.org Rene Wadlow is a USA citizen, educated at Princeton and the University of Chicago - one of Leo Strauss' students who did not become a neoconservative.
I was sorry to see that Donald Keys, one of the Alliance’s Governing Council members, was not among your article’s 15 contributors. Don and I had been in communication, as I had been on the Advisory Board of his Planetary Citizens, and he was on the Editorial Advisory Board of my periodical Transnational Perspectives. The last we were in touch, he was living as something of a hermit on Mount Shasta in northern California, but that was several years ago.
Be careful, the whole thing is VERY TRICKY, and stay tuned!