Announcing the Third Lineup of Luminaries of the 2021 Parliament

The 2021 Parliament of the World’s Religions is set to begin in less than 100 days. The Parliament is excited to announce the third round of luminaries that will be addressing the 2021 Parliament of the World's Religions. These groundbreaking Voices of PoWR have dedicated their lives to groundbreaking efforts in sustainability, justice, and peace.

Ethical, interreligious, and intercultural education is a critical component of fostering the Next Generation of leaders in our world. Across the world parents, elders, gurus and chaplains have guided generations of ethical leaders in pursuit of justice, equality and sustainability for all. At the 2021 Parliament, we are honored to welcome a world renowned educator and expert in this work.

Zerbanoo Gifford

Author, human rights campaigner and founder of the ASHA Centre, a charity with an outstanding international track record in delivering transformative education in the fields of ethical leadership, social innovation, intercultural and interfaith understanding, sustainable development, and the performing arts. Zerbanoo Gifford holds the International Woman of the Year Award 2006 for her humanitarian work, which spans fifty years of grassroots and global activism.

The future of our planet is the critical issue facing nations around the world, as environmental crises continue to threaten the lives of our communities. The climate emergency is no longer a question of “when”, we are grappling with the devastation “now”. At the 2021 Parliament, join a leading expert in climate change and sustainability as we continue to explore how our movement can make a difference in our communities, through our votes and our planet.

Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam

The Rev. Dr. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam is the Coordinator of the Sector of “Ecology and Creation” at the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. He is also Chair of Philosophy of Science and Director of the Institute of Social and Political Sciences at the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome. He was a Research Scholar at the University of Oxford where he is an Academic Visitor from 2011. His most recent books include Creation in Crisis: Science, Ethics and Theology (Orbis Books, 2014), The Philosophical Roots of the Ecological Crisis (Cambridge Scholars, 2017), and The Ten Green Commandments of Laudato Si’ (Liturgical Press, 2018).

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The 2021 Parliament program provides a unique opportunity for religious & spiritual leaders, theologians, activists, and organizers around the world to highlight the power of the interfaith movement. While the Call for Programs has come to a close; your organization, institution, and place of worship can still get involved. Become an exhibitor or sponsor!