Why Should I Join the Parliament of the World’s Religions?

Written by Emma Carr
June 23, 2020

Because the Parliament has a history reaching back to 1893 of women and men from all faiths and spiritual traditions gathering in mutual respect, gathering not to reach agreements but to be engaged friends at peace with one another.

  • Why Should I Join the Parliament of the World’s Religions? Because the Parliament is a community of men and women from all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds committed to the dignity and welfare of every single one of us and the Earth.
  • Why Should I Join the Parliament of the World’s Religions? Because the Parliament is grounded in a Global Ethic forged from the wisdom of leaders from more than 200 traditions, an ethical map for pursuing a future that is just and sustainable for us all.
  • Why Should I Join the Parliament of the World’s Religions? Because the Parliament has a history of utilizing the arts – music, dance, and story, canvas, film, and video – to dramatize the quest for human solidarity and a just, peaceful global family.
  • Why Should I Join the Parliament of the World’s Religions? Because the Parliament is collaborative, working with interfaith groups and organizations large and small the world over, pursing shared values and friendship for the sake of us all. 
  • Why Should I Join the Parliament of the World’s Religions? Because Parliament membership opens me to a vast reservoir of resources – newsletters, articles, blogs, videos, and web-based content about interfaith in the world.
  • Why Should I Join the Parliament of the World’s Religions? Because Parliament membership is one small step I can take in securing a future for humankind that is equitable, respects nature, and thrives on our diversity. And finally, because I’m told by interfaith veterans that this work is often filled with joy.

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