Preview: Defending Freedom and Human Rights at the Parliament of the World’s Religions
Originally published by RNS State of Belief on August 16 by Jonathan Woodward
Starting on Monday, August 14th, Chicago, Ill. will play host to a unique week-long global initiative for peace and mutual understanding: the Parliament of the World’s Religions. With a history tracing back to 1893, the Parliament’s convenings attract participants from more than 200 diverse religious, indigenous, and secular beliefs and more than 80 nations. This year’s theme is A Call to Conscience: Defending Freedom and Human Rights – and we’ll explore that theme and what we can expect in Chicago on this week’s State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio program and podcast.
State of Belief host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush is joined by three leaders who are deeply involved in organizing the 2023 convening of the Parliament.