General Pastor Kim Joo Cheol at UN CERF High-Level Conference
The World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) was invited to the United Nations (UN) headquarters located in New York, USA on the 13th of December, at the 71st UN General Assembly. At this assembly in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber, the General Pastor of the Church of God, Kim Joo Cheol gave a statement at the high-level conference for the Central Emergency Response Fund as the representative of the WMSCOG.
At the conference, Pastor Kim stated “The Church of God believes in God the Father and God the Mother in the Bible and keeps the New Covenant Truth established by Jesus Christ”. As well as “The Church of God which has 2.5 million members in 175 countries has actively responded to various relief efforts around the world through environmental clean-up, food aid and emergency disaster response teams…all these humanitarian activities originated from the heart of Mother”.
Pastor Kim concluded his statement with a promise to continue to support CERF. He also stated, he looks forward to working with other UN entities in the future to help those in need.
“Church of God is the first church to ever be invited to the CERF high-level conference” – Lisa Doughten
The United Nations General Assembly established and launched the CERF in March 2006. Their aim, to provide humanitarian assistance, more specifically to those affected by natural disasters and other humanitarian emergencies. Every year contributions from governments, private sectors, foundations and individuals support the fund and also pledge their commitment to it.
Lisa Doughten, Chief of the UN’s CERF secretariat, said “Church of God is the first church to ever be invited to the CERF high-level conference”.
In addition, the Church of God has received over 2000 awards from government bodies for their contributions to society. This includes various presidential citation awards. Also, the most recent award this year from the Queen of the United Kingdom ‘The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service’. What is more is this award includes the title ‘Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, MBE’.
Link to the full conference: http://webtv.un.org/watch/cerf-high-level-conference/5246416342001
(General Pastor Kim Joo Cheol’s speech begins after 3:01:00 mark)