Diverse Voices of Faith to Join 2021 Parliament of the World’s Religions

October 1, 2021

On October 16th at 7 pm ET, the 2021 Parliament of the World’s Religions kicks off its 8th global Convening of interfaith activists, religious leaders, scholars, and practitioners from all the world’s faith to address the theme: “Opening Our Hearts to the World: Compassion in Action.”

The Parliament of the World’s Religions is deeply honored to announce that His Eminence Muḥammad ˁAbdur-Raḥmān Muḥammad Aḍ-Ḍuwīnī, His Eminence Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl,  Ming Hua Lin and Nitin Ajmera join the growing list of featured luminaries at the 2021 Parliament of World’s Religions.

The Al-Azhar Grand Imam’s Deputy, His Immenence Muḥammad ˁAbdur-Raḥmān Muḥammad Aḍ-Ḍuwīnī.
The first Prefect of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, His Eminence Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson.
The first woman to lead Central’s Reform congregation in its 180-year history, Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl.
A Tao priest and the Vice-President of the Taoism Association in Taiwan, Ming Hua Lin.
The first Jain to serve as the Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Nitin Ajmera.

48 hours of immersive and diverse programming, available to registrants for 30 days after the Convening. Don’t miss these inspiring luminaries, 500+ program offerings and thousands of opportunities to connect with organizers from around the world.

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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