Join the Parliament of the World's Religions as we host a two-part 25th Anniversary event in celebration of the signature document of the Parliament of the World's Religions,
Toward a Global Ethic: An Initial Declaration
Part 1 is a two-day academic conference being held at the University of Chicago Divinity School from Monday, April 23rd to Tuesday, April 24th, 2018. This academic conference brings together leading scholars of several faith traditions. Each presenter will explore a contemporary issue of social justice that is found in the context of his or her own religious community, and bring to bear the unique ethical resources of that tradition in engaging the issue, as well as the moral directives of the signature document of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, “Towards a Global Ethic: An Initial Declaration,” also known as the Global Ethic. Members of the faculty from the University of Chicago will offer responses. See the complete list of speakers!
April 23 from 9 AM – 5:30 PM
April 24 from 9 AM – 6:00 PM
University of Chicago Swift Hall
1025-35 East 58th Street Chicago, IL 60637
Part 2 of the conference is an interfaith forum being held on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at the Chicago Theological Seminary. The day of practical break-out sessions will take, for inspiration, the academic conference conversations about the Global Ethic and social issues (attendance at the conference is not required). Together, participants will identify three social-justice issues in the Chicago area of greatest concern and develop concrete, interfaith plans to address them. The Parliament of the World’s Religions will take up these ideas and bring participants together for future action.
April 25 from 9 AM – 5:00 PM
Chicago Theological Seminary
1407 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637
The two-part conference is taking place from April 23rd to April 25th, with the support of the Martin Marty Center for Public Understanding of Religion, theInterReligious Institute at the Chicago Theological Seminary, the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago, the Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago, and A Center for Christian-Muslim Relations for Peace and Justice at the Lutheran School of Theology.
Register for the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions!