Unification Theological Seminary is one of the few Interfaith seminaries. Students will have professors from different religious and denominational backgrounds with the outstanding skills necessary to make sure each student understands that there are many paths of faith and each man’s path is to be respected. In UTS we study the different paths of faith throughout the world and learn the value and purpose of each and the role each contributes to understanding God’s complex world and the complexity of the peoples living in the world. We the students were preparing to be the hands of God here on earth. The foundation of UTS was to understand and know God, to love God and love our neighbor and respect his journey. I had many wonderful teachers at UTS and I am truly grateful to have had an opportunity to have them become part of my spiritual journey and preparation forever. Some of my professors are gone but not forgotten, we carry on their wisdom and their message.

 

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Walking into the seminar, it was evident that this was a class, which represented a significant amount of the diversity on this globe we call earth. There were several students from Korea, who identified themselves as South Korean. There were students from China, including a grumpy gentleman, who expressed displeasure with this whole globalization idea. He was a missionary on assignment in Africa, and he was content with working on the “Dark Continent” with all the dark people. There was a student from Italy, the only European in the class, who welcomed the idea, of any improvement of positive relations with the peoples of Gob.

A young student from the South American continent added a dimension of excitement, and focused on the economic directions possible in the global awareness concept. One gentleman, who identified himself as a Caribbean, was discontent about the whole process, and was concerned with the idea that individuals from different nations had the right to impose any idea on anyone. He was especially upset with the history of colony advancement into Third world countries, and suggested that the involvement of any outside concept or people exploited the peoples in the land.

A distinct dislike towards the United States of America was express, whenever possible. There were two students from the United States in the class. One student was a gentleman of German heritage, who indicated that his family had five generation in the country. The other student was identified as an African American of Native American heritage, and could trace back her lineage through slavery and the Native Americans crossing over the Bering Straights from Asia.

The Native American shared a desk with the Caribbean student, and as results, was able to see, hear and observe, comments about the issue of globalization. Asian women in the class, expressed a concern about the family values, which they suggested were not transferring to the next generation, they suggested that families were afraid that the globalization movement would destabilize family and tradition values.

The students brought a rich sampling of the diversity in human thought and expectation. The question of the technology effect on world globalization was met with passion and resistance. The concept of off shoring, outsourcing and an invisible work force, was difficult to get the modern mind around. America’s manufacturing base has been transferred to continents were the human capital is the greatest. America, still holds the edge on invention and creative ideas, but she no longer posses the man power to develop these ideas The cost of living prevents corporations from employing the number of people required to mass produce the goods and services designed to meet the needs and wants of the world.

China, India and Africa, have awaken the desire to have goods and services for pleasure and comfort, in the hearts and minds of billions of potential consumers. America does not have the human capital to produce the changing demands of the world. America has exposed the world to a different life style, and the world is saying yes to a life style, which gives pleasure.

Most societies will not accept the institution of slavery, therefore it is necessary to either encourage people to want to come to the United States to fill that slack in the workforce, or it is necessary to send out the manufacturing to countries with skilled people who are willing to work in the areas of service.

These issues are not usually discussed with the general population in the United States, therefore, when they see large numbers of new peoples coming into the country, they feel as if they are being invaded. Many are unaware that there is a shortage of labors, and the fact that many Americans work more than one job, should suggest that there is an imbalance between employer need and the work in place to meet that need.

Americans believe that they are fighting over scarce resources. This leads to resentment over immigration. Although America is a nation of immigrants, there is the feeling that one individual’s immigration status is different than another person’s status. Ellis Island suggests, that all groups resented the group, which came after them.

It is not obvious to many people that without immigration and the free movement of peoples around the world to this United States, the economy would be in trouble. Immigration is vital to the national and economic security of the country.

The education market would suffer without new people bring their youth, reproductive power and work ethic to the country. The housing market would also suffer if immigrants did not require new housing to meet their changing family needs. The health services would have to close hospitals and health care facilities without a new influx of people.

The immigration of peoples to America has significantly improved the life styles of millions of people in nations serving peoples of color. The immigrant is the new source of financial aid to families and countries. Families working in America send billions of dollars, and sending funds back home. The country benefits from this in sourcing and out sourcing.

Nations send workers in to provide the labor force needed in America, and the labor force, send economic support by into the country, which usually goes directly to the people, and is not diverted by government graft, which is often found when America send aid directly to governments. Parents in challenging countries are able to feed their children and pay school fees. This results in improvement in economic circumstances without major events taking place

This suggests that the globalization of the world is achieved through mass redistribution of human resources throughout the nations of the world

“Migration, the Larger Picture.” America. 198.1 (January 7-14 2008): 5.

Marber, Peter. “From the G8 to the “E8″: Is the Globalization Tide Turning? ” World Policy Journal. 23.3 (Fall 2006): 42-51.

 

 

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