WMSCOG General Pastor Kim Joo-cheol, invited to the UN CERF High-Level Conference
Recently General Pastor Kim Joo-cheol of WMSCOG gave a speech in the UN CERF high-level conference with the representatives from 29 countries, which was held on 13 December 2016, attended by 29 countries. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended the conference before his retirement. The World Mission Society Church of God is the first church to be invited. And it has an opportunity to make an address according to Lisa Doughten, the Chief of the UN’s CERF secretariat.
About ‘the United Nations’ and ‘CERF’
The UN, the United Nations is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation, which was established on 24 October 1945 after World War II. At its founding, it had 51 member states and now there are 193 countries and its headquarters of the United Nations is in Manhattan, New York City.
The objectives are to maintain international peace and security, to promote human rights, to foster social and economic development, to protect the environment, and to provide humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, etc.
CERF, the Central Emergency Response Fund is a humanitarian fund established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 15, 2005 and launched in March 2006. Its objectives are to promote early action and response to reduce loss of life, to enhance response to time-critical requirements and to strengthen core elements of humanitarian response to help those affected by natural disasters, armed conflicts and other humanitarian emergencies.
When Did the relationship with the UN Start?
The relationship between the Church of God and the United States dates back to 2010, that General Pastor Kim visited the UN Headquarters and delivered a donation to aid Haiti earthquake victims. He donated $100,000 to the CERF, saying, “The members of the Church of God want to help our global neighbors with the heart of Mother, the greatest love of all.” and the CERF officials expressed their sincere gratitude, “We were very moved by the good will of all the members of the Church and their working together to make this world a better place.”
Among His Speech, I found mother’s love
“Dear UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the distinguished members. My name is Kim Joo-cheol and I’m the General Pastor of the World Mission Society Church of God. …
All these Church of God’s humanitarian activities were originated from the heart of Mother. And we believe UN takes care of the whole world with the heart of the Mother. ….. Thank you very much. God bless the UN.”
Church of God, recognized as a Beautiful Companion to UN
The Church of God has been recognized by UN as a good partner for human rights and helping neighbors. Also the congregation takes care of the underprivileged people, closely interacting with them, as the light of the world and salt following Elohim God’s teaching; ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’.
The UN CERF has something in common with the Church of God; both are like-minded in pursuing an ultimate goal to save the people in need. It is going with UN as the beautiful companion, practicing the love of Heavenly Mother through the voluntary activities and every good deeds.