Parliament and Vivekananda Vedanta Salute Swami Vivekanada

October 2, 2013

The Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions is thrilled to welcome Chicago-area Vivekananda Vedanta Society’s Swami Varadananda, one of three co-founding trustees of CPWR, to our Living Out The Vision anniversary program and benefit dinner on November 16 in Chicago. Varadananda will honor Vivekananda, the Hindu saint and historical luminary whose conviction about harmony among the world’s religions was first heard by the west at 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions. Initially inspired by Vivekananda, the formation of the modern CPWR is credited to the dream of three monks of Vivekananda’s order, the Vedanta society. Their decision to expand the 100-year commemoration of Swami Vivekananda’s 1893 speech Hindu celebration to an interfaith Parliament mobilized several Chicago religious communities which would become the CPWR’s Chicago champions. Theirs is a story we celebrate and the vision we pledge to live out.  Tickets for the program and reception only are on sale now! Learn more…

CHICAGO CALLING
A four-day celebration hosted by the Vedanta Society is planned for November 8 – 11 bringing thousands of Vivekananda-devoted monks together to mark this historic anniversary in modern spiritual. Celebrate the birth of interfaith with International Devotees of Vedanta at the conference day, November 9, or November 10 program which features CPWR Trustees including Chair of the Board Imam Dr. Abdul Malik Mujahid and Treasurer Rabbi Michael Balinsky addressing the Chicago Calling: Interfaith Dialogue between East And West at Chicago Hilton. Learn more…
Featured image courtesy of Flickr – Balamurugan Srinivasan


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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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