NextGen Task Force to Host “Building Better Together” WIHW Observance |

On Wednesday, February 17th join the Next Generation Task Force at the Parliament of the World's Religions for a virtual program in observance of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week.

The program will be centered on the theme "building better together" reflecting on the lessons learned in 2020 and exploring the agenda for the future. Panelists will reflect on the following questions:

  • What challenges does 2021 bring with it?

  • Do you see this pandemic as an opportunity for building better together?

  • What steps do we all need to take to create the new normal for the betterment of our communities, our movement, and our future?

  • How do you see WIHW bringing people together to rebuild better?

Join Kehkashan Basu and Miriam Quezada from the Parliament's Next Generation Task Force for an intergenerational conversation featuring reflections from Kusumita Pedersen (PoWR) and Pragna Vasupal (Green Hope Foundation).

Featured Speakers

Ms. Pragna Vasupal is 19 years old. She is the Head of Events at Green Hope Foundation and leads the chapter in the UAE. She has been an integral part of Green Hope Foundation since 2014, engaging with children in urban and rural communities. She is based in Dubai and has been part of Green Hope's international projects in the Sunderbans in West Bengal, India, in the Rann of Kutch in Western India, and has led and conducted scores of ground-level events in the UAE on protecting mangroves, tree planting, recycling, engaging with the people in old age homes through music and dance and engaging with children in orphanages.

Kusumita P. Pedersen is Professor Emerita of Religious Studies at St. Francis College and Chair of the Interfaith Center of New York. She is also a member of the Climate Action Task Force (CATF) of the Parliament of the World's Religions and of the Climate Working Group of the Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations. She is co-author of Global Ethics in Practice: Historical Backgrounds, Current Issues and Future Prospects (Edinburgh University Press, 2016) and co-editor of Faith for Earth: A Call to Action (UN Environment Programme and Parliament of the World’s Religions, 2020).