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 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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