Among Friends: Part 1

March 10, 2018

Friends and To-Be-Friends of the Parliament of the World’s Religions:
Over the coming months, I’ll be sharing some hopes and dreams, some thoughts and observations, and lots of information about the event that takes place in Toronto on November 1-7, this year.
It will be, at least initially, just one perspective. But I don’t want to keep it that way. I’ll be inviting your questions and responses.
So here goes…
PARLIAMENT
We’re convening a “Parliament” – the seventh in our 125-year history – and inviting you to it. But not in the usual and contemporary meaning of that word (i.e., as a legislative body or a building). It’s the core meaning of the word we have in mind: to speak and listen for the sake of understanding and action. As the Oxford English Dictionary has it: a spell or bout of speaking, a colloquy, a consultation, a formal conference or council for the discussion of some matter or matters of general importance. We’re inviting you to that kind of Parliament.
-Larry


Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions is headquartered in the City of Chicago, the traditional homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations, and other tribes such as the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, and Fox. 

PoWR recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land. We remain committed to the advancement of dignity and justice for Indigenous Peoples’ and their communities in the region and around the world.


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