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Join Global Luminaries for the 2021 Parliament

June 17, 2021

The Voices of PoWR at the upcoming 2021 Parliament provide uniquely diverse perspectives from a movement dedicated to a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world for all. Each featured speaker brings with them the uniqueness of their tradition, their culture, and their commitment to the future of this movement.

As we countdown to the 2021 Parliament, join us rewatching inspiring keynotes delivered by our featured luminaries.

Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson is a bestselling author, non-profit and political activist, and spiritual thought leader.

…that common mission to live the lives that we are all called to at the core of the universality at the themes that we all share…to do the work of religion within ourselves.

Swami Sarvapriyananda

Swami Sarvapriyananda is a monk of the Ramakrishna Order of India, serving currently as the Minister in charge of the Vedanta Society of New York.

That one existence… I see that in the poor and the hungry, in the tears of the selfless… I am ready to go to hell many times over to serve my Lord in all these forms.

Grandmother Flordemayo

Flordemayo is a Curandera Espiritu, or a healer of divine spirit. As a seer, she has the ability to see other realms of color, light, and sound.

It starts with us first, as we send this light into the places outside our homes, in our communities…allowing this love to flow…

Bishop William E. Swing

William E. Swing, 7th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California (1980-2006), is the Founder and President of the United Religions Initiative.

I thought about my vow to God, that I would be a catalyst for the creating of bringing these religions together…go to the grassroots, go to the communities.

Karen Armstrong, OBE FRSL

Karen Armstrong, OBE FRSL is the author of numerous books on religion, including A History of God, which became an international bestseller.

But I think as we face today’s problems, each one of us must make a concerted effort to take on some form of practical action in our community.

Rabbi David Rosen KSG, CBE

Rabbi David Rosen KSG, CBE, is the Jerusalem based International Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee, the oldest American Jewish advocacy organization.

To be able to see that there is value to the encounter even when people have dogmatic and very often narrow-minded positions…In order to truly be understood, I need to understand.