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 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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