Join the world's largest, most historic and inclusive global interfaith organization for a series of live-video webinars in celebration of the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, February 1 – 7, 2017!
Members and leaders of all religious and spiritual communities, followers of faithful and ethical traditions are invited to engage with us as we share our mission and recent action for a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.
Speakers will delve deeply on themes including our work at Standing Rock, the efforts of the revitalized Climate Action Task Force to advance climate action in cooperation with the Interfaith Call to Action on Climate Change, and uplift the women of the Parliament who invite you to share with them the inspiration and calling to support women's leadership in the global interfaith movement.
Parliament members and new friends are welcome for this free series.
All calls will be broadcast via video livestreaming and offer a live interactive session for participants to engage with speakers.
An Invitation to Discover the World of Interfaith Harmony
Hosted by the Parliament of the World's Religions
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
12:00 p.m. EST - 1:00 p.m. EST
Rev. Dr. Rob Sellers, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Professor Emeritus of Theology at Hardin-Simmons University
Rev. Dr. Larry Greenfield, Executive Director of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Former Dean of the Divinity School at the University of Chicago and Past President of Colgate Rochester Divinity School
Ms. Sara Rahim, Youth Representative of the Parliament of the World’s Religions to the United Nations Department of Public Information-NGO Division, Youth Keynote, UN World Interfaith Harmony Week General Assembly Session 2015, and Faith in Women Keynote of the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions
Simran Jeet Singh, Ph.D, Religion Fellow at the Sikh Coalition, Professor of Religious Studies at Trinity University, and Ambassador of the Parliament of the World’s Religions
Join leaders of the Parliament of the World's Religions community and special guests for the launch of our World Interfaith Harmony Week webinar series on Wednesday, February 1 at 11:00 a.m. CST/12:00 p.m. EST for an engaging panel discussion on the state of the global interfaith movement and the approach of the Parliament to engage guiding institutions to meet the callings of our day: a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. Parliament speakers will share over livestream video on the view from the leadership offices of the Parliament looking into the future, and our special guests will share stories and practical advice for interfaith work in the grassroots, with major institutions and the media.
An interactive forum will also be held for participants to exchange thoughts and questions with the panel! Join us!
Hosted by the Climate Action Task Force of the Parliament of the World's Religions
Thursday, February 2, 2017
3:00 p.m. EST - 4:00 p.m. EST
Mr. David Hales, Trustee of the Parliament of the World’s Religions and Chair of the Parliament Climate Action Task Force
Dr. Cheryl Bridges Johns, Robert E. Fisher Professor of Spiritual Renewal and Christian Formation at Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Member of the Parliament of the World’s Religions Climate Action Task Force
Michael Terrien, Oblate of St. Benedict, Associate member of the Catholic Association of Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers (CADEIO), Trustee of the Parliament and Parliament of the World’s Religions Climate Action Task Force Member
Imam Saffet Catovic, GreenFaith Muslim Fellow and Co-founder and Chair of the Green Muslims of New Jersey (GMNJ), Parliament of the World’s Religions Climate Action Task Force Member
Join members of the Parliament of the World's Religions Climate Change Task Force for a World Interfaith Harmony Week webinar on Thursday, February 2 at 3:00 p.m. EST for an engaging panel discussion on the state of interfaith climate change advocacy in some of the world's major religions! Speakers will share over livestream video how the Parliament is working to advance the climate commitments of our constituents and as adopted in the Parliament's guiding visionary documents.
An interactive forum will also be held for participants to exchange thoughts and questions with the panel on ways to put concern for sustainability into action. Help empower the global interfaith community to protect our neighbors and engage guiding institutions for climate justice!
Hosted by the Women’s Task Force of the Parliament of the World’s Religions
Monday, February 6, 2017
12:00 p.m. EST - 1:00 p.m. EST
Dr. Elizabeth Ursic, Chair of the Women’s Task Force of the Parliament of the World’s Religions and Trustee of the Parliament Board, Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus at the American Academy of Religion, and Professor of World Religions
Dr. Dolly Dastoor, Trustee of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Editor and Chief of Fezana Zoroastrian Magazine, Asst. Professor of Psychiatry, McGill University
Dr. Badrah Shah, President of Sathi Foundation, Physician of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Trustee of the Parliament of the World’s Religions
Audrey Kitagawa, JD President, Light of Awareness International Spiritual Family, Chairperson Emerita of the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns, Trustee of the Parliament of the World’s Religions
Rev. Joyce Shin, Pastor/Head of Staff at Swarthmore Presbyterian Church, Trustee of the Parliament of the World’s Religions
Michael Reid Trice, Assistant Professor of Constructive Theology and Theological Ethics and Assistant Dean of Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue at the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University, Associate Editor for the Journal in Interreligious Studies and Intercultural Theology, Trustee of the Parliament of the World’s Religions
Rev. Phyllis Curott, Co-Founder and Past Chair of the Parliament Women's Task Force and Vice-Chair Emeritus of the Parliament of the World's Religions, Founder, Sistrum Spirit, Bestselling Author and Wiccan Priestess
The dignity and the human rights of women is the civil rights issue of our time.
The Women’s Task Force of the Parliament of the World’s Religions wishes to celebrate women’s leadership across the world’s religions, as well as explore new ways of fostering interfaith harmony and religious literacy that champions the contributions of women in their religious traditions and in improving our world.
Join a robust panel of women Trustees of the Parliament of the World’s Religions (and invested men) who will offer insights on the issues of women’s dignity that matter to each of them in their roles within religious and spiritual communities, interfaith communities, and as global citizens.
Stay connected for a conversation about the upcoming women’s programming at the next Parliament of the World’s Religions.
Hosted by the Indigenous Peoples Task Force of the Parliament of the World's Religions
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
12:00 p.m. EST - 1:00 p.m. EST
Chase IronEyes, Activist and attorney from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, United States Congress Candidate 2016
Dr. Lewis Cardinal, Chair of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force and Trustee of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, President/CEO of Cardinal Strategic Communications, Award-winning educator and consultant
Rev. Andras Corban Arthen, Spiritual Director of the Earthspirit Community, President of the European Congress of Ethnic Religions, Vice-Chair of the Parliament of the World’s Religions Board of Trustees, Member of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force of the Parliament of the World’s Religions
Grandmother Mary Lyons, Ojibwe Elder, Indigenous Grandmother, Women Of Wellbriety, International, Keynote Speaker of the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions
Christopher D. Peters, President and CEO of the 7th Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Trustee of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and Member of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force of the Parliament of the World’s Religions
The Parliament of the World’s Religions operates with a flourishing and unbreakable commitment to the advancement of the rights and affirmation of the dignity of all indigenous peoples who are our siblings on our shared sacred planet and partners in the interfaith movement.
The ongoing action to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Camp in South Dakota is one such opportunity to draw from the unique beauty every faith has to offer in compassionate action for our human family and shared sacred Earth.
Parliament Trustees and Members of its Indigenous Task Force have been active in ceremonies and actions with the water protectors for many months, in addition to delivering the Parliament’s call to action and statements in support of the water protectors at Standing Rock.
Now, the call to support Standing Rock cries out louder and further as the victory to halt construction may be reversed by the new U.S. Administration.
Join us to hear about the conditions at Standing Rock from our Parliament leaders who’ve been there, what other actions in violation of treaties with Indigenous Peoples are anticipated to arise, what to know about helping, and why it’s essential to the fulfillment of interfaith values to be in harmony with Indigenous Peoples worldwide.
Thank you for your participation! For more information on World Interfaith Harmony Week and events around the world, please visit the World Interfaith Harmony site here.