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World Vision:

Institute for Global Engagement &

Eastern College

2001

Philippians 3:16-19 

"Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.  Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)"

Bob Seiple initiated World Vision's Institute for Global Engagement, 1 [IGE] which was initially run out of the World Vision Washington headquarters. Seiple, founder and president of the IGE 2, states it, 

"... was established to provide an informed Christian world view, one that would interact with a rapidly changing world with both credibility and relevance, and one that would best lend itself to effective problem solving generating a sustainable environment for religious freedom. Created as a "think tank with legs," the Institute has a research and teaching component that takes place in the academy, and an operational component that ultimately tests the strategic initiatives launched in the difficult parts of the world....The Institute for Global Engagement is the only organization that consciously studies the causes of religious persecution and, by extension, long-term sustainable solutions, with an eye toward preemptive implementation in the field. In the process, emerging Christian leaders are better trained in global affairs, better methodologies are provided for solutions that endure and, most importantly, the best of the Christian faith emerges as a credible and relevant force in the world today" 3 

In the Context for the Institution 4, Johan Candelin, Director of the Religious Liberty Commission World Evangelical Fellowship, suggests, "...secular and Christian human rights organizations - could create an independent institute to analyze human rights developments in various countries, with special focus on the role of religion...."

Bob Seiple states, "...We will focus on the causes of religious persecution, ensuring that both the theological and geo-political understandings emerge."  Following that is a quote from the UN's  Article 18, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is about everyone's right to religious freedom, and to be free from persecution. 

One merely needs to read the Biblical quotes from our article Persecution Free Christianity to understand why trying to eliminate 'Christian' persecution goes against Biblical Truth. In other words, what these people desire, goes against Biblical truth.

Staff of the Institute include Chris Seiple, Vice President and Director of Strategic Initiatives, and who recently served on the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism Task Force at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., and is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations. The Center for Strategic and International Studies [CSIS] 5 includes CNP's ~ Dr. Edwin J. Feulner, Jr., Arnaud de Borchgrave, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, William E. Simon.

The Council on Foreign Relations. [CFR] includes CNP'J. Peter Grace, George F. Gilder, Howard Ahmanson, Jr.., Arnaud de Borchgrave, William E. SimonDr. Edward Teller, Thomas L. Rhodes  , Jesse Helms, Guy Vander Jagt , David Rockefeller, and Zbigniew Brzezinski both of the Trilateral Commission as well. 

See: The Wycliffe Bible Translators, John Mott &  Rockefeller Connections

Julie Peterson, Vice President and CEO- was the director of communications for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. She has also served as the director of sales and marketing for Orion International, working primarily in eastern and southern Africa; project director for the Convention Management Group; and a project manager for the World Bank, where she conducted a market analysis of small enterprise development projects.

Karl Frederick Inderfurth, Senior Associate -- served as Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs from August 1997 to January 2001. Mr. Inderfurth also served as the U.S. Representative for Special Political Affairs to the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador. His portfolio included UN peacekeeping, disarmament and security affairs. Ambassador Inderfurth also served as Deputy U.S. Representative on the UN Security Council and took part in Council missions. From 1975 through 1976 he was a Professional Staff Member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. From 1977 to 1979 he served on the staff of the National Security Council at the White House, as Special Assistant to Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter’s National Security Advisor. From 1979 to 1981, Mr. Inderfurth was Deputy Staff Director for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Mr. Inderfurth is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, the Fulbright Association and the Council of American Ambassadors.

Zbigniew Brzezinski was the inspiration and co-founder of the Trilateral Commission with David Rockefeller.  See: The Wycliffe Bible Translators, John Mott &  Rockefeller Connections.

Seiple's IGE is now "based at the campus of Eastern College near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [St. David, PA]. Strategically located an hour from New York and Washington, D.C., Philadelphia provides access to key international communities in the U.S."  Tim Dearborn was/is a director, while also executive director of Fuller Theological Seminary's Extension program in Washington State. Called the Pacific Association for Theological Education, it is a partnership of Fuller, Regent College (J.I. Packer) and Seattle Pacific University. 6 

Bob Seiple was President of Eastern College and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1983 to 1987. Eastern College 7, a member of the National Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches, "...is a co-educational, comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professions which seeks to provide an education rooted in a unifying Christian world view." "....was founded in 1932 as a department of the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1952, the college became a separate institution called Eastern Baptist College and was accredited two years later. The name was changed to Eastern College in 1972 to increase the appeal of the college to all evangelical Christians, though the college retains its relationship to the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A"

It's board of Trustees include such as A. Gilbert Heebner , Vice  Chairman, Board of Directors, Global Interdependence Center 8 and Distinguished Professor of Economics, retired Eastern College; Dr. John Templeton, Jr.  President John Templeton Foundation 9 and many other corporation heads.

A. Gilbert Heebner ~ "Brookings Institution has also been involved with the Global Interdependence Center (GIC), founded in Philadelphia in 1976, which produced the Declaration of Interdependence with project funding from the Rockefeller Foundation....the Board of the GIC convened two roundtables...to which representatives from the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Economic Communities, the Federal Reserve, the Organization of American States, the Institute for International Economics and Brookings Institution were invited...as a result...[the paper] International Economic Policy: A Proposal for Reform, written by ...Klein...A. Gilbert Heebner, and Robert Soloman, "A Guest scholar at Brookings Institution...with the Federal Reserve board for 28 years...and recipient of the Rockefeller Public Service Award..." 10  GIC was founded with the help of the University of Pennsylvania and the World Affairs Council. "The Declaration of Interdependence that was prepared by Henry Steele Commager in 1975 was at the request of several leading Philadelphia citizens. That Declaration reflected a growing awareness of international economic interdependence. It was issued in 1976, as part of the Bicentennial celebrations, at a Convocation of leading United Nations and US officials." 11 

Directors of  Heebner's Global Interdependence Center 12 include:

Peter P. Burns, Vice President & Director, Payment Cards Center, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia;

Buntzie Ellis Churchill, President, World Affairs Council;

Henry J. Miller, III, Senior Vice President Mellon Global Investments;

Robert B. Palmer, The Asian Bank;

Brewster Grace, Society of Friends, United Nations Representative, Geneva;

Corrado Pirzio-Biroli, Commission of the EC, Brussels; and many more of influence.

The Faculty of Eastern College includes, "...Dr. Tony Campolo,
professor of sociology, is an internationally known author, speaker and champion of the poor. Dr. Betsy Morgan has co-produced several documentaries with PBS television. Dr. Dave Bradstreet consults with NASA on astronomy research projects. Eastern faculty members have... four Fulbright Scholarships in the last few years. Dr. Linwood Geiger was the first American economist to be invited to teach at the prestigious Beijing Institute in China..."

Its Outreach Ministries include: Evangelicals for Social Action; Habitat for Humanity; Prison Ministry; Students Organized Against Racism; Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education; Young Life

Young Life 13 was founded about 1940 by Dallas Seminary graduate, Jim Rayburn and is comprised of non-denominational Christian clubs within schools that meet for discussion and socializing. It has worked closely with liberal denomination leaders and, e.g., Catholic Youth Services, its theological approach is “friendship evangelism,” working outside the church “because it reaches teens who [mostly] do not attend services or do so only because of parental insistence.” Young Life joined with Fuller Theological Seminary to establish the Institute of Youth Ministries in 1970. Volunteer leadership began at Wheaton College, Illinois, in the late 1940s.  Liberal Fuller Seminary professor Paul King Jewett listed himself as the Dean of the Young Life Institute (Lindsell's Battle for the Bible, p121).

For more on Young Life See: CNP's E. Peb Jackson, Kay Cole JamesRoy McKassonW. Robert Stover

Eastern's Programs include: Undergraduate Programs 14; Graduate Programs 15, School of Professional Studies 16 and: 

Templeton Honors College 17 "The Templeton Honors College is made possible through the generosity of the Drs. John and Josephine Templeton, of Bryn Mawr.." "The Templeton Honors College is founded on the belief that a liberal education grounded in the "Great Books" best prepares an individual to work actively and effectively in the world around them..." Included in the Great Books are Shakespeare, Plato, Virgil, Epictetus, Thomas Kempis (a monk), Immanuel Kant--explores the creation of the solar system using solely Newtonian principles. Also contains a defense of scientific inquiry; Edward Bellamy, Richard H. Dana. 

Edward Bellamy was author of the utopian novel "LOOKING BACKWARD". He was a socialist and promoted Christian reconstructionist ideals. 

"... the leader of a socialist movement called "Nationalism." Francis Bellamy [his cousin] was a vice president of the Christian Society of Socialists, an auxiliary of Edward's Nationalist movement. Francis worked as a lieutenant in the campaign to nationalize the American economy gradually and peacefully....In 1935, the philosopher John Dewey and historian Charles Beard ranked Looking Backward among the two most influential books published between 1885 and 1935. Some economists ranked it just behind Marx's Das Kapital as most influential book on economics published in the nineteenth century...[It] is the story of Julian West, who falls into a deep trance-like sleep in 1887 and awakens one hundred and thirteen years later in a glorious new Boston. He finds that the United States by the year 2000 has become a giant corporation utilizing every conceivable labor-saving device in order to increase productivity and consumer happiness. Each citizen is a shareholder in this giant enterprise and all have equal incomes...There are no wars, no political parties, no politicians, no paper money. Citizens are issued credit cards which are used to draw goods from public storehouses, which look much like today's shopping malls. Everyone receives the same amount of credit yearly. Arrogance, servility, envy and greed are at a minimum....Bellamy pictured the transition to a secure and happy utopia as taking place by natural stages from an economy dominated by capitalistic monopolies to one owned by the government. Unlike Marxists, Bellamy did not see class war as an inevitable step in the transition from capitalism to socialism. His utopian socialism was to be reached through peaceful and gradual transition, not through violent proletarian revolution.....some of the readers of Looking Backward desired to discuss the social implications of this novel and to promote its vision of the future. "Bellamy Clubs," soon to be called "Nationalist Clubs," were organized... 167 clubs were formed, a few of them were headed by people still famous, such as Clarence Darrow of the Chicago Nationalist Club.... led to the formation of a movement which had an important influence on the politics of the 1888-1892 period and, later,...The first Nationalist Club was formed in Boston. On September 18, 1888, two Civil War veterans, Captain Charles E. Bowers and General A. F. Devereux formed the "Boston Bellamy Club." Bellamy had received correspondence from other people in the Boston area interested in the same subject, and he had invited Cyrus Field Willard of the Boston Globe and Sylvester Baxter of the Boston Herald to a December meeting at Captain Bowers's office. Also attending were five Christian socialists, Alzire A. Chevallier of the Christian Science Monitor, Frederick White, Reverend W.P.D. Bliss, Edward Everett Hale, and William Dean Howells...

"Cyrus Field Willard had been a member of the Socialist Labor Party but had become discouraged by their disputes and dissensions. He was labor editor of the Boston Globe. Sylvester Baxter was an editorial writer on the Boston Herald. Both men were also leaders in the American Theosophist Society, a small religious movement that tried to combine the best of the religions of the Far East with Christianity. Baxter soon became president of the Theosophical Society in Malden, the town James Upham lived in.... The Boston Nationalist Club Number One held discussions on theory and values. Its activities included lectures, discussions and contacts with various world-wide socialist and reform movements in conjunction with its religious auxiliary, the Christian Society of Socialists...Two charter members of this Nationalist Club became leaders in the Society of Christian Socialists, an auxiliary formed in Boston on February 18, 1889. They were Edward's cousin, Francis Bellamy, then a Baptist minister, and W. D. P. Bliss of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Bliss became President and Francis Bellamy, Vice President in charge of Education....its monthly publication, The Dawn, was founded...The Society`s Declaration of Principles reflected Francis Bellamy's economic beliefs. The principles stated that economic rights and powers were gifts of God, not for the receiver's use only, but for the benefit of all. All social, political and industrial relations should be based on the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man, in the spirit of the teachings of Jesus Christ. Capitalism was not based on Christian love but on a selfish individualism...The Christian Socialists, like other socialists, believed the social results of capitalism were undesirable... Christians should protest against such an economic system and should demand a reconstructed social order based on the principle that "We are members one of another." The tendency of businesses to form combinations and trusts would eventually result in the development of a few giant business monopolies which could be taken over peacefully by the federal, state and local governments. These democratic governments then would build a new order based upon a socialist economic system combined with Christian love and charity...A major objective of the Christian Socialists was to show that the objectives of socialism were embraced in the goals of Christianity. The teachings of Jesus Christ lead directly toward some form of socialism and, in obedience to Christ, the Christian Church should apply itself to the realization of the Social Gospel of Christianity through Socialism....The Nationalist movement and Society of Christian Socialists had connections with the Fabian Society in England. Sidney Webb of the Fabian Society wrote an occasional article for The Dawn and Edward sometimes wrote an occasional article for the Fabian publications. When interest in the Christian Society of Socialists and The Dawn began to decline, W. P. D. Bliss founded the American Fabian in 1895. In 1896, he turned it over to the New York Fabian Society,...John Dewey saw the schools as shaping the society and considered Edward Bellamy as his "Great American Prophet...." 18  Bolding added.

Re: Fabian Society see: Jacob Prasch & The Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research.

*It's well worth the read of the chapter quoted above, and chapter 4 19 of a writing by Dr. John W. Baer which shows that Francis Bellamy, a member of the National Education Association, was responsible for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Templeton College's selected Advisory Council  20 members include:

Mr. Donald Bartel, Director, U.S. Community Ministries, The Navigators;

CNP's Mr. T. Kenneth Cribb, President The Intercollegiate Studies Institute ;

Dr. Harold Heie, Director, The Center for Christian Studies;

Rev'd Canon Harry E. Krauss, Associate Rector, St. Thomas Episcopal Church;

CNP connected Mr. Michael Novak,

George Frederick Jewitt Chair in Religion and Public Policy American Enterprise Institute;

Mr. Jeffrey Towers, Chief Development Officer American Bible Society

Eastern's The Campolo School for Social Change 21~ "The Campolo School exists to prepare Christian change agents - compassionate professionals and activist scholars - to use their professions and their lives to transform urban communities around the world" "Named to honor the life work of Dr. Tony Campolo, the School is being structured to provide students with a context for learning that is urban-based, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, research-focused, faith-based, and steeped in field experience.  The School exists to prepare Christian change agents -- compassionate professionals and activist scholars -- to use their professions and their lives to transform urban communities around the world.   Students, and hopefully faculty, will study incarnationally, becoming community “insiders and partners” who see the city as a legitimate place to live and work.  The School’s academic programs will emphasize a faith-centered holistic approach to community transformation.."

Tony Campolo is a liberal, a marxist promoting all to be "social change agents", kingdom now proponent and a heretic. He believes that all humans have "Christ within."  

From his book, Partly Right, Campolo espouses his New Age philosophy of pantheism: "We affirm our divinity by doing what is worthy of gods, and we affirm our humanity by taking risks only available to mortals. God had to become one of us before He could become heroic ... Robert Schuller affirms our divinity, yet does not deny our humanity ... isn't that what the gospel is? Isn't God's message to sinful humanity that He sees in each of us a divine nature of such worth that He sacrificed His own Son so that our divine potentialities might be realized? ... The hymn writer who taught us to sing 'Amazing Grace' was all too ready to call himself a 'wretch' ... Forgetting our divinity and over-identifying with our [Freudian] anal humanity [Freud is responsible for a host of maladies that plague our contemporary society] ... Erich Fromm, one of the most popular psychoanalysts of our time, recognized the diabolical social consequences that can come about when a person loses sight of his/her own divinity ..." 22 See Also Good Fruit From Evil Trees Part 1

Eastern's School of International Leadership and Development 23~ Partnerships include: 

World Vision International - "Program Vision: Prepare a cadre of Christian leaders with the vision, character, and competence necessary to effectively lead World Vision (and other global NGO’s) in the accomplishment of its mission and the struggle for a world that no longer tolerates poverty.  The focus on this degree program is on leading a Global NGO" ;      

  Cornerstone Christian College ;    English Language Institute/China (ELI) ;  South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS) ;

 Development Associates International (DAI)  
     MBA/MS/MDIV in Economic Development – International Track
     MA in Organizational Leadership (in partnership with Cornerstone Christian College)

     Global MBA in Leadership (in partnership with World Vision)
     Global MBA (in partnership with English Language Institute of China)

     Global MBA (Traditional Campus Program)
     Undergraduate Business Majors: Management, Accounting, Finance/Economics, Health Administration, Marketing

One could well ask how World Vision or it's Institute for Global Engagement 24 fit into Eastern College, but, their agendas and partnerships are really the same. 

 

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Footnotes

1.http://www.globalengagement.org/.  now  > http://www.globalengage.org/.

2. http://www.globalengagement.org/.   now http://www.globalengage.org/.

3.About >http://www.globalengagement.org/about/    > has changed content

4.http://www.globalengagement.org/about/context.shtml  unknown new addy  for this information at http://www.globalengage.org/.

5.http://www.pir.org/gw/csis.txt

6.Fuller ext.> http://www.fuller.edu/cll/extension/html/classschnw.html

7.http://www.eastern.edu/

8.http://www.interdependence.org/

9.http://www.templeton.org/

10.America 2000/Goals 2000, p.374, 378-387

11.Vision >http://www.interdependence.org/pages/vision.html

12.http://www.interdependence.org/

13.http://www.uwrf.edu/young-life/welcome.html

14.http://www.eastern.edu/academic/undg/general/index.html

15.http://www.eastern.edu/academic/grad/general/index.html

16.http://www.eastern.edu/sps/index.html

17. http://www.eastern.edu/honors_college/index.html

18.vineyard > http://www.vineyard.net/vineyard/history/pdgech3.htm

19.http://www.vineyard.net/vineyard/history/pdgech4.htm

20.http://www.eastern.edu/honors_college/index.html

21.www.eastern.edu/admissions/undergraduate/campolomain.html

22.As cited in BDM's article and evaluation of Tony Campolo >http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/exposes/campolo/campolo.htm-a worthwhile read

23.http://www.eastern.edu/sild/index.html

24.http://www.globalengagement.org/   now  http://www.globalengage.org/.

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