Thanks for ***this***, Andrew. It seems very thorough, raises many interesting issues and inevitably invites some questioning and discussion.
The most difficult problem is bringing people of religion together to discuss, reflect and make positive change based on the issues raised. As with political, nationalistic and all other believers, those who are most willing to discuss are not those who must (in my humble opinion) reflect, compromise and/or change the nature of their beliefs to the benefit of all humanity. Maybe the UN should take it up with the central authority of each religion ... who's that?!.
Why, it's God, of course, and a subcommittee of Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Mother Nature.