Parliament Joins 59th Annual ISNA Convention

September 6, 2022

From September 2nd through September 5th, thousands gathered at the 59th Annual Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Convention on the theme Resilience, Hope, & Faith: With Hardship, Comes Ease.

The Parliament of the World’s Religions was represented by members of the Board of Trustees and Staff who joined local, national, and international organizations in connecting with attendees. The Parliament’s Executive Director, Rev. Stephen Avino,  joined a special interfaith panel entitled “Interfaith Work: From Dialogue to Action”:

ISNA has been a pioneer in interfaith dialogue at both individual and organizational levels. We have organized various interfaith programs and events at the local, national, and international levels. Interfaith collaborations and coalitions are critical in solving today’s unprecedented challenges, including the challenges posed by COVID-19. Joint and concerted action is needed from faith communities to provide solutions to the myriad challenges facing us. This session aims to explore how this is being done and ways in which we can re-imagine dialogues in action together through service, the betterment of the human condition, and the common good.

Attendees had the opportunity to connect with Parliament Staff exploring ways to connect with the global interfaith movement and get involved at the upcoming 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions.


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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