Rev. Barber, Dr. Shiva, Lord Bilimoria & Dharma Master Cheng Yen to Join 2021 Parliament as Featured Luminaries

September 24, 2021

The Parliament of the World’s Religions is excited to announce that Lord Karan Bilimoria, CBE; Dharma Master Cheng Yen; Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II; and Dr. Vandana Shiva will be featured luminaries at the 2021 Parliament of World’s Religions.

Hosted this October 16-18, the 2021 Parliament features over 500 programs, more than 100 global luminaries, and countless opportunities to connect with the global interfaith movement. These Voices of PoWR will share their deep commitment for service to humanity, action-based change and a better world for communities around the world.

A groundbreaking Lord, the first ever Zoroastrian Parsi to sit in the House of Lords.
An inspiring spiritual leader, the founder of the world-renowned Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation.
A respected religious and civil-rights leader, the architect of the Moral Movement.
An environmental justice activist, the founder of Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources.

 

These are just a few of the diverse Voices of PoWR joining the plenaries at the 2021 Parliament of the World’s Religions. Did you know that if you don’t want to sit in front of your computer over 2 days, you don’t have to? You have 30 days to rewatch all recording programs with your registration and connect with attendees via chat on Accelevents.


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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