The Parliament hosted the Chicago Interfaith Fair: Our City, Our History, Our Movement on Thursday, February 6 in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week. The fair was a special celebration of the city, its interfaith history and the critical role it has played in the global interfaith movement.
Attendees enjoyed community organized programming, featured performances and presentations from local partners, and interfaith exhibits. Chicago interfaith organizations and faith communities represented at community tabling included Arise Chicago, OMNIA Institute for Contextual Leadership, Faith in Place, Spiritual Playdate, Interfaith Youth Core, Niagara Foundation, Hyde Park & Kenwood Interfaith Council, Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants, United for Peace USA, Chicago Theological Seminary’s InterReligious Institute, Catalyst Club, MTO School of Islamic Sufism, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago Baha’i Community, Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Lincoln Park Presbyterian, and Little Sikhs.
The Parliament thanks all who partnered with us, contributed to the programming and attended the Chicago Interfaith Fair. If you want to be involved in future Parliament events or with the United Nation’s World Interfaith Harmony Week, contact Miriam Quezada at [email protected]
Enjoy images and videos from the event below!
The fair featured programming, presentations, and performances offered by Chicago-based interfaith organizations and faith communities.
A group of high school students participating in Catalyst Club’s Cultural Connections program presented their research.
Elisabeth Graffy, Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Global Institute of Sustainability, led a conversation on climate action.
Attendees at the Chicago Interfaith Fair explored the exhibit space that featured exhibits created by the Parliament in addition to artwork by Tony Talwar and the Goddess Banner series.
This series features posters highlighting specific religious traditions and their history in Chicago interspersed with framed quotes from Chicago-based faith leaders on why interfaith is important.