Mission Statement - Los Angeles Times - The Family 2019
To develop and maintain an informal association of people banded together, to go out as ‘ambassadors of reconciliation’, modeling the principles of Jesus, based on loving God and loving others. To work with the leaders of many nations, and as their hearts are touched, the poor, the oppressed, the widows, and the youth of their country will be impacted in a positive manner. Youth groups will be developed under the thoughts of Jesus, including loving others as you want to be loved. The Fellowship aka The Family mission statement
[Fellowship members] share a vow of silence about Fellowship activities. Oddly, it is categorized under US law as a church rather than a political lobbying organization, so financial sources and budget expenditures remain unknown. Coe and others cite biblical admonitions against public displays of good works, insisting they would not be able to tackle their diplomatically sensitive missions if they drew public attention. Members, including congressmen, invoke this secrecy rule when refusing to discuss just about every aspect of the Fellowship and their involvement in it. Los Angeles Times letter 28 December 2009
‘The real work is invisible. And it is invisibly spreading. The more you can make your organisation invisible, the more influence it will have.’ The Family I: Submersion, opening commentary, Netflix 2019
It took a long while before I realised just who The Family was and the influence they have had on the leadership of our country. ibid. Jeff Sharlet, author
An invisible organisation who have been hiding in plain sight for eighty years. ibid.
A breathtaking enmeshment of church and state. ibid. woman
We would pray to be broken. We would pray to be nothing. We would pray to learn how to obey. ibid.
We are the new chosen. ibid.
The Cedars is this big white-pillared mansion … The seat of their power … ibid.
‘You guys are here to learn how to rule the world.’ ibid.
Jesus + Nothing: simultaneously banal and authoritarian. ibid.
Let’s be influential but let’s do it quietly. ibid.
What kind of influence did they want to have in the world. ibid.
So you had the hierarchy, the concentric rings. ibid.
A fundamentally anti-democratic movement … This organisation that denied it was an organisation was really one of the greatest networks of powerful figures in the world. ibid.
For The Family it’s all about relationships, the personal brother to brother relationship. The Family s1e2: Chosen
A secretive Christian organisation and one of the most influential religious groups in Washington. ibid.
People who believe they are chosen by God for leadership. ibid.
In the wake of the sex scandals and Clergy VOICE’s formal complaint, C-Street’s tax exempt status was partially revoked in 2009. The Fellowship denies any involvement with C-Street. Tax records suggest otherwise. ibid. caption
The National Prayer Breakfast is 100% the Family’s event. The Family s1e3: New World Order
It’s almost impossible to overstate The Family’s reach and access to governments all over the world. ibid.
And very quickly moved to the international level. The Family s1e4: Dictators, Murderers & Thieves
God cares most about the elites. ibid.