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On January 20, 2018, Sikh Sangat of North America hosted an evening of interfaith and community engagement to raise awareness about the Sikh faith amongst local community members and to collectively express gratitude...
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The word promise can have different meanings. I can use it as a verb: “I promise I’ll do this or that,” and you can hold me to that commitment. But if I use it as a noun, like “this thing has great promise ,” I am...
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The weather forecast in Toronto for February 3rd called for wet snow flurries and a risky drive on the roads. But the weather patterns in the wet and cold afternoon did very little to rob the hosts and the guests of...
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Announcing the first line-up of luminaries who will address the global interfaith stage at the Parliament in November of this year. Recognizing the immense value the religious, spiritual, and secular constituencies -...
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The Promise of Inclusion, the Power of Love: NoRuz, the Zoroastrian New Year What started over 3000 years ago in Iran during the height of the great Achaemenian Zoroastrian kings— the celebration of the first day of...
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Pictured above are just some of the friends in Ontario, Canada who are ready to greet and treat you on November 1-7 for the seventh convening of the Parliament of the World’s Religions. The photo was taken this past...
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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...
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Washington, D.C., February 5-7, 2018 It was my privilege to represent the Parliament of the World’s Religions at The Alliance of Virtues for the Common Good conference, convened recently in Washington, D.C. Hosted by...
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This piece originally appears in the Interfaith Observer and is republished with permission. A BOLD VISIONARY OF THE INTERFAITH MOVEMENT The Reverend William E. Lesher – Bill to his friends – was a man of many parts and...
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The Parliament of the World's Religions is deeply saddened to share news of the passing of our Chair Emeritus Rev. Dr. William E. Lesher , who led two of our five major modern Parliaments over the course of his...
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A pillar of the Parliament of the World’s Religions left us—physically—on Tuesday, January 23. But in a deeper sense, there’s no way that Bill Lesher could ever leave us. The Rev. Dr. William E. Lesher was there at the...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PARLIAMENT OF THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS OPENS BIDDING FOR GLOBAL CITIES TO HOST FUTURE MEETINGS OF WORLD’S PREMIER INTERFAITH CONVENTION • Largest, Most Diverse and Inclusive Interfaith Event Seeks...
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As plans for the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions continue to develop, we are excited to announce the start of a search for a city to host the 2021 Parliament. Four years ago, the Board of Trustees of the...
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At the Parliament of the World’s Religions, we are alarmed by the decision of the President of the United States to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. We are distressed by the escalating tensions in the Palestinian-...
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The news of the day, according to President Trump, is that the United States is doing it again. Again? Yes, once again the U.S. is scaling back the sacred - stealing away large swathes of land that from areas that are...
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On November 4-5, 2017, Sikh Sangat of Canada hosted Sikh Immersion & Depicting Spirituality Through Paintings, at Guru Manyeo Granth Gurdwara, Slough, U.K. Each day began with a tour of the Gurdwara, and over 5000...
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A Statement from Parliament of the World’s Religions Board Chair Dr. Robert P. Sellers and Executive Director Dr. Larry Greenfield In these times of extraordinary tension and danger, leaders—whether political, socio-...
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On October 14, 2017, Sikh Sangat of Canada hosted Sikh Immersion on War, Hate, and Violence at the Sikh Cultural Society of Richmond Hill, New York. The day began with a tour of the Gurdwara, and over 25 attendees from...
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Editor's Note: Parliament of the World's Religions Executive Director Dr. Larry Greenfield offers a reflection on "massacres" following recent atrocities including the massive assault on Sufis in Egypt, Christians in...
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During the Thanksgiving weekend, we visited extended family in Southeastern Oklahoma. Tucked into the moments of hearty laughter, warm hugs, delicious food, and exaggerated storytelling there was one experience that...
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