In Memoriam: Fr. Thomas Baima

April 20, 2022

The Parliament of the World’s Religions extends our heartfelt condolences on the passing of the Very Rev. Thomas A. Baima.

Fr. Tom Baima was a celebrated author and trustee emeritus of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, leading the Catholic host committee in the organization of the 1993 Parliament Convening and instrumental in the creation of the Parliament’s signature document, Towards a Global Ethic. Fr. Baima served as a vicar for the Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Office of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the former president of the Illinois Conference of Churches, the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago, and the O’Hare Interfaith Chapel Corporation.

We join his family, community, and the global interfaith movement in mourning. May he rest in peace.

Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions is headquartered in the City of Chicago, the traditional homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations, and other tribes such as the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, and Fox. 

PoWR recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land. We remain committed to the advancement of dignity and justice for Indigenous Peoples’ and their communities in the region and around the world.

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