In Memoriam: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom

September 8, 2022

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The Parliament of the World’s Religions extends our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England passed away on Thursday, September 8th at Balmoral Castle in Scotland at the age of 96. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II served as Britain’s longest-serving monarch and official head of the Church of England under the title “Defender of the Faith”, reflecting the Sovereign’s position as the supreme governor of the Church. 

Upon the announcement of her death, the Church of England (through their official website) invites visitors to join in prayer, lighting candles, and signing a memorial book in honor of Her Majesty The Queen.

The Parliament of the World’s Religions joins Her Majesty’s family, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, the Church of England, and all its practitioners in mourning. May she rest in peace.

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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