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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 4, April 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date April 1956
Language eng
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  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript this field is to encourage, to promote collaboration, and then to give technical guidance and advice when it is wanted as to how this ought to be done. As you may know, James Quil- len wrote a book for UNESCO giving advice to individual member states on how to do this sort of job. I know he has standing with you, and he certainly deserves standing because of the great job he did for UNESCO. The fifth question is, "Is the UNESCO history of mankind atheistic and a one-world government enterprise which would deflate nationalism and do other vicious things?" My position on the UNESCO Scientific and Cultural History of Mankind is simply this: The enterprise is enormously ambitious, and many of us have thought at one time that UNESCO should not undertake it. I personally have been in favor of the enterprise, but the United States government at UNESCO conferences has been opposed on occasion to it. It changed its position ... at UNESCO's Sixth General Conference (June-July, 1951). It expressed a change of position and came out strongly in favor of the present plan because the history then seemed at last to be a practicable enterprise. It seemed at that time that a form of operation and a plan for the history had been developed which was worthy of support. ALL RELIGIONS REPRESENTED The plan is briefly this: UNESCO has set up a commission with a maximum of fifteen members nominated by the International Council of Scientific Unions and by the International Council of Philosophy and the Humanistic Studies. I know that is a mouthful, but it includes all the range of science, as internationally organized by the professions themselves, and the whole range of philosophy and the humanities, with a good deal of the social sciences, literature and language thrown in. These people represent the great areas of the world; they represent the great religions of the world; they represent the great cultures and most of the great nations of the world. Some of these people are not devout religionists of tiny group; and one of those persons is the Chairman of the Editorial Committee, Professor Ralph Turner of Yale University. Now, the attack on this cultural and scientific history started out to be a Catholic attack on the ground that Mr. Turner Wits reputedly an atheist. Mr. Turner denies being an atheist; he says that he is an agnostic. The allegation is made that he was fired from the Uni- Page 22 versity of Pittsburgh some years ago because he did not believe in God. The fact is that a faculty committee cleared him of this charge. UNESCO is in favor of human welfare. It is in favor of lifting up the millions in India and other places to tt decent standard of living. Its principal weapon for that is the Technical Assistance Program. But, UNESCO is not as socialistic, I guarantee you, as the [conservative] wing of the Republican party. UNESCO has never come out for standard of social security as high as [it] approves. UNESCO has never come out for a public health program or federal aid to education as advanced as the program that [conservatives have] supported. UNESCO does not preach these doctrines. UNESCO preaches that we must learn about one another. We must try to find the truth. We must try to spread the truth in many ways, including the technical assistance method. The onlv fundamental doctrines to which UNESCO attaches itself are these: It believes that the mind of man has something to do with peace, and that unless people have trained minds and minds full of facts, there will be no peace; UNESCO believes in the doctrine of equality of peoples; it believes that democracy is essential for peace; it believes that the free flow of information is essential for democracy; and besides that, it believes that all cultures and all peoples should be understanding of and tolerant toward all other peoples and all other cultures, including their religions. Now, my last point is that UNESCO is a secular organization rather thfl one that believes in revealed truth. A" attack was made on UNESCO . . . jl a Jesuit organ in Rome on the grounj that it is a secular organization. 0} course, UNESCO is a secular organ* zation. Are you going to have an inter national organization made up of go? ernments, and striving to be universal that is religious in character? Do y<£ believe in destroying freedom of reJJ gion? I don't see how you could ha*' such an organization unless you d.'(".', ed some of the religious questions. "' can have UNESCO perform the gr^ tasks I have just been talking ah1'" without asking anyone to give up '* religious convictions. But, are >'".. going to decide that UNESCO Hindu, Moslem, or Methodist? UNESCO values all religion* UNESCO cherishes all religio"', UNESCO tries to preach tolerance" all religions, and UNESCO doctrU* are in agreement with the fundame tal precepts of most religions. 1 ... I have covered the pii"c'le, points that ought to be dealt with & such a witness as I described at '.- outset. I do not know all the detj*L of all UNESCO's programs and P"*L ._ t j a i _n ti— ..K.r/.inei1 ects. I do not know all the statefflj that all UNESCOans have ever m J1: I am sure many statements have made that are not true and many th-" have been careless, but I assure that in counter-attacking the V^L who are spreading these lies a^jj UNESCO you would be strengthen the forces of peace in this con'1 bad forts the plication formation (he proble paluatior and the '°"cs; the Pong ,,„ I in the i Sal svsl ,ee publii *e many »f UNESC Ptprojec Jent of th m am,,,, , te acco f detail h, P praise Pvernmei me, als, Wor relit pates. TECHN ICi UNESCO and American Workers By JOHN D. CONNORS, Director of Education, A.F. of I. PRIMARY among the UNESCO activities in which the American labor movement is interested is the holding of international seminars for specialists in labor education, such as those held in recent years at the Chateau de la Breviere, not far from Paris. Here during one summer session, for example, some dozen American trade unionists met with their counterparts from other countries to exchange ideas, techniques, and information. In the UNESCO exchange-of-per- sons program last summer, tt group of °Exeerpts from speech entered in the Congressional Record for April 21, 1955, hy Hep. Harrison A. Williams, Jr. (D-N.J.). American trade unionists i«- Europe studying labor organiza**! working conditions, etc., in se* countries. Plans are now under for the American Federation of5 County, and Municipal Employ^/, charter a plane to take a group °J| members on a similar four-week tour of six countries this year. . These activities serve a double ■ pose: first, to enable workers in ,f countries to learn firsthand j Americans about our economicym lems faced by all workers a" ,,, they are solved through free, cratic trade unions. America's labor movement al*° ,.'f the Nsco PBram is iJProgran m a Sncul a Uhni(l"cs, ft* will K^opmei Scientific Pters wil I* '"-'' I |"V("" E, °e ca I* the ,1: I, l",ir«,| In E^menta l^nductt ft xvil1 "Ulldre J It,' the atta to<J J of sciei l>'h- the r '.""hies Facts Forum News, Ap" 0 ,.' tl ||""/1IV ol C1 thes, V,"1"' Ch*ii<K ;,-\i„: k]t '■ kven >>;:;;'"'-< Sln°a»s ii ftttctivit, \i- and E ""s a V. IS to 1> <p ■?**. th, % ,"nde, n how f. I Et i 8 tiiiu
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