The Parliament of World Religions

The Parliament of World Religions

Anita Orlikoff from First U in Chicago is inviting all area UUs to consider joining other UUs to meet progressive, peace-loving people from all religions around the world at The Parliament of World Religions.

It is returning to Chicago, McCormick Place August 14-18, 2023!

Anita has a very special offer: she has Group Early Bird rate tickets available for $189 (currently it costs about that much for 1 day, or $500 for the entire conference.) Please feel free to text her if you are interested at 312-391-6792. If the cost is still out of range, please contact her anyway and something will be worked out.

Since the historic 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions in Chicago, modern Parliament Convenings have attracted participants from more than 200 diverse religious, indigenous, and secular beliefs and more than 80 nations to its international gatherings in Chicago (1993), Cape Town (1999), Barcelona (2004), Melbourne (2009), Salt Lake City (2015), Toronto (2018) and virtually (2021). These Parliament Convenings are the world’s oldest, largest, and most inclusive gatherings of the global interfaith movement. Nearly 60,000 people across the world have convened in an enduring commitment to justice, peace, and sustainability through the lens of interfaith dialogue and cooperation.

Global leaders such as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall, Nobel Peace Laureates Desmond Tutu and Shirin Ebadi, and President Jimmy Carter have addressed the Parliament Convenings throughout their history.

The Parliament of the World’s Religions was created to cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

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