The 2021 Parliament Convening Report

April 7, 2022

The 2021 Parliament of the World’s Religions convened thousands of interfaith activists and people of faith from around the world to explore the theme of “Opening Our Hearts to the World: Compassion in Action” virtually, with live programming from October 16-18, 2021. Members of 244 unique faiths and traditions gathered to discuss themes of justice, peace, and sustainability in over 500 programs.

This virtual report serves as the official report of the 8th Convening of the Parliament of the World’s Religions. This publication highlights the critical themes, programs, and luminaries featured in the virtual Convening and celebrates the communities, working groups, and individuals who made it possible.

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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