The Parliament of the World’s Religions is joining organizers and community leaders in Chicago as part of the City’s Together We Heal initiative. The initiative aims to build racial healing across Chicago and promote civic unity by encouraging Chicagoans to connect across lines of difference and support a collective conversation about our truth and our promise as a City.
The City of Chicago holds the distinction of serving as the birthplace of the modern interfaith movement and serving as the only city in the world to host two historic Parliament of the World’s Religions convenings. In 1893, the World’s Parliament of Religions was hosted as part of the World Columbian Exposition, becoming the first organized interfaith gathering in modern history. In 1993 the Parliament returned to Chicago in celebration of the centenary of the 1893 convening and since then the organization by the same name has called Chicago our home.
In the Spring of 2021, the Parliament will host a series of virtual programs to foster conversation and share tools on healing and justice from the Chicago interfaith community. As part of the Parliament’s virtual observance of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, the first webinar in the series will focus on highlighting the critical need for our faith communities to foster healing and love for our neighbors. Featuring faith leaders from around the city answering the question, “How do we as communities and individuals heal and build better together?”
Together We Heal: Interfaith Perspectives on Loving Our Neighbors will feature the participation of:
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