Call for Programs Opens for the 2023 Parliament Convening

May 3, 2022

The program proposal form is now open for programs, presentations, religious observances, art, and performances at the 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions hosted from August 14-18 in the city of Chicago.

The 2023 Parliament Convening will be the ninth convening of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, celebrating 130 years of history in the birthplace of the modern interfaith movement.

“The participants were given a chance to speak and to be heard as equals with those around…”

– Küng and Kuschel on the 1993 Parliament

Every attendee of the Parliament Convenings brings unique wisdom and world views from their religious traditions and lives, their scholarship, their artistic talents, and their activism. At the 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions, attendees from around the world are answering a call to conscience.

Programming for the 2023 Parliament will focus largely, but not exclusively on:

  • The theme of “A Call to Conscience: Defending Freedom and Human Rights”
  • Faith and interfaith understanding
  • The broad critical issues of our mission statement: justice, peace, and sustainability
  • Our critical constituencies: Indigenous Peoples, The Next Generations, and Women & Girls
  • Our signature document, Towards a Global Ethic: An Initial Declaration (also known as The Global Ethic)

Do you have a bold idea for a program, performance, religious observance, art exhibit or film? Answer the call, submit a proposal today.

Answer the Call for Programs


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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