2021 Parliament Grief Plenary To Honor the Memory of Those Lost

September 22, 2021

Almost a year into the unprecedented hardships facing the world, as we mourn millions of lives lost, the Parliament believes with deep conviction that connecting people of faith and spirituality committed to peace, justice, and sustainability cannot wait. The 2021 Parliament of the World’s Religions and its theme of “Opening Our Hearts to the World: Compassion in Action” is organized at a time of great sorrow for our world.

This virtual Convening, ambitious and historic for the organization, aims to celebrate and connect with the global interfaith movement in the midst of the pandemic. But it is also an observance of the deep loss felt by every individual, congregation, community, organization, and nation since the 2018 Parliament.

At the Plenary on Grief, the Parliament intends to honor those lost in solidarity with our global interfaith community.

We invite attendees and members of the movement to submit the name and photo of those who passed away between 2018-2021 as part of a special memorial ceremony that will be presented live on Sunday, October 17th.


Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions acknowledges it is situated on the traditional homelands of the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Hoocąk (Winnebago/Ho’Chunk), Jiwere (Otoe), Nutachi (Missouria), and Baxoje (Iowas); Kiash Matchitiwuk (Menominee); Meshkwahkîha (Meskwaki); Asâkîwaki (Sauk); Myaamiaki (Miami), Waayaahtanwaki (Wea), and Peeyankihšiaki (Piankashaw); Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo); Inoka (Illini Confederacy); Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), and Odawak (Odawa).

PoWR recognizes the region we now call Chicago remains home to a diversity of Indigenous peoples today and this land upon which we walk, live, and play continues to be Indigenous land.


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