Anglican Samizdat

October 10, 2009

Surprise: the World Council of Churches approves of Obama’s Nobel Prize

Filed under: World Council of Churches — David Jenkins @ 3:18 pm

Having abandoned the Triune God, I suppose the WCC’s thoroughly nauseating, grovelling anthropolatry was rather to be expected:

It is with great joy that I take this opportunity to express my profound satisfaction at the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award you this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, the general secretary-elect of the World Council of Churches, who will succeed me in January 2010, joins in offering you our heartfelt congratulations on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. As citizens of Norway and Kenya, we take pride in our two nations’ particular connections to this event.

The Nobel committee’s decision honours you as a statesman who demonstrates a deep commitment to the cause of peace with justice, and hope for a transformation in this world. This quality of yours was eloquently recognized by the Nobel committee when it stated that only very rarely has a person captured the world’s attention to the extent that you have done already, and given the world’s people hope for a better future. You have shown the world your readiness to set aside serious ideological, political and cultural differences in the pursuit of peace and reconciliation. I am confident that this approach will ensure positive new developments in international relations and diplomacy. Your endorsement of the United Nations resolution on nuclear non-proliferation, your decision to discard U.S. plans to build a missile shield for Eastern Europe, your call to curb greenhouse gas emissions to prevent global warming and your eagerness for easing conflicts with Islamic nations demonstrate your deep commitment to promote peace and reconciliation in today’s troubled world. In all these matters, your administration affirms long-held positions of the World Council of Churches.

Your initiatives for promoting a new ethos and values in international relations based on a diplomacy of mutual recognition and shared responsibilities are vital in our contemporary situation. I am confident that the decision of the Nobel committee to confer this year’s peace prize upon you will go a long way toward accelerating your relentless efforts to contribute to peace. The award is a call and encouragement to build upon the important work you have already initiated.

The WCC seems to be among the Obamania beguiled that have failed to notice that he hasn’t actually accomplished anything to further peace – other than not being George Bush.



  1. This is just nuts, he should have refused it.

    Comment by Kate — October 10, 2009 @ 3:24 pm

  2. The great pity for most Christians is that they inevitably find themselves, by way of their denominational connection, linked with this odious post-Christian body, and, no doubt, paying towards it (like, in Britain, some of our taxes go to the also-odious European Community and its many pocket-liners). I just wish we (Church of England in my case) were able to personally contract out, so that none of our contributions to our local church would go to it.

    Comment by John Thomas — October 12, 2009 @ 10:16 am

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