The Christian Mission for the United Nations Community is motivated by a concern for mankind and a love and respect for those who are seeking to solve the problems facing the global community. It is convinced that there is a God who has created mankind out of love and that He is actively working out His plan for individuals and nations today. It is convinced that it is of paramount importance for individuals and nations to understand the mind and plans of the One who is working out their destiny. Otherwise, mankind could be fighting the very One trying to promote well-being and, as a result, bring unnecessary suffering.
The Christian Mission for the United Nations Community also believes that the spiritual dimension is important personally for those serving their nations. It agrees with the late Dr. Charles Malik, the former Lebanese Ambassador to the U.N., who served as President of the Thirteenth General Assembly, when he said “The needs of the world are much deeper than political freedom and security, much deeper than social justice and economic development, much deeper than democracy and progress….The deeper needs of the world belong to the sphere of the mind, the heart and the spirit, a sphere to be penetrated with the light and grace of Jesus Christ.”
The ideas that led to the establishment of the Christian Mission for the United Nations Community developed during the years following 1978, when Dr. Gary Allen and his wife, Elaine, began serving the U.N. community and travelling to serve those in leadership throughout the world. The Christian Mission for the United Nations Community is an independent organization, not affiliated with any denomination.
Although the United Nations has been a point of contact with aspiring officials throughout much of the history of the Christian Mission for the United Nations Community, with evolving technology, it has become less dependent upon the U.N. for connecting with officials throughout the world and seeks to serve them wherever they are based. The Christian Mission for the United Nations Community is convinced that the values that drive them are for everyone who serves in Government, not just those fortunate to serve at the United Nations.