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The Ambassador Advisory Council (AAC) is made up of Parliament Ambassadorswho dedicate their time, effort, and professional experience to develop and improve the Ambassador program. Each month Ambassadors will be...
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Action, Compassion and Commemoration: Meeting the Dalai Lama on my path with the Parliament of the World’s Religions By Dr. Carl Jylland-Halverson I, along with 6,400 other people attended a talk on compassion at the...
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Last week, I had the opportunity to join 60 faith leaders in New Orleans for the Greenfaith annual Climate Convergence. My elevator speech in the days since has been something along these lines: “It was an interfaith...
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Parliament of the World’s Religions Statement on the Homophobic Massacre of LGBTQI Community Members and Allies in Orlando To the friends, families, and neighbors of the victims in Orlando: We, the global community of...
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The North American Interfaith Network (NAIN) is an organization of continental scope and character that had spent 25 years creating opportunities for interreligious and intercultural dialogue in cities across North...
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SCUPE 4-Day Intensive in Chicago June 6 - 10 Explores Religious Pluralism's Challenge to Christianity Faculty: Dr. Paul Knitter and SCUPE President/Parliament Trustee Dr. Shanta Premawardhana Students will explore...
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As part of a far-reaching U.S. tour, devotees of the former Divine Life Society leader and 1993 Parliament luminary Swami Chidananda Maharaj took the stage on Saturday, May 20th at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago to...
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Report on May 12, 2016 Program, “Participation of Indigenous Peoples in the Parliament of the World’s Religions” The 15th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues was held at United Nations headquarters in...
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Speech Delivered by Swami Yatidharmananda of Swami Chidananda Sevashram in Rishikesh, India on the Celebration of the Birth Centenary of Swami Chidananda at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, May 20, 2016. Om Guru...
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The public is invited to join in followers of revered Hindu guru Swami Chidananda for a dinner and program Saturday, May 21 at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago celebrating the centenary of his birth, which falls in...
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A Preface from Parliament Executive Director Dr. Larry Greenfield The Parliament of the World’s Religions is committed to cultivating harmony among religious and spiritual communities across the globe. That, in turn,...
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Every one of us emerged from our mothers. But that, in the birth sense, isn’t what most of us remember and cherish most about our moms. It’s our emerging into the development of a self that is far more important. That’s...
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The Parliament is proud to spotlight a woman without limits, who this year takes on yet another major responsibility in an already busy life. An ordained minister, activist, doctoral student, mother, and member of the...
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The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago was a milestone for many industries blossoming on the world stage, especially the religions, where the first World's Parliament of Religions became the first formal "...
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Authored by Parliament Staff Molly Horan, Director of Communications, and Austin Sisson, Executive Coordinator The Parliament of the World’s Religions was privileged to co-host Dr. Larycia Hawkins on April 26, 2016 in...
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On Monday, April 18th, the Parliament was invited to participate in an exciting panel discussion, located where it all began; at the Art Institute of Chicago, site of the original 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions...
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Though Jain monks seldom travel outside India, His Holiness Dr. Vasanth Vijay Maharaj detoured to Chicago to honor the Parliament with a illuminating visit, taking precious time from a rare U.S. tour. His Holiness is...
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Emeritus trustee of the Parliament, Dr. Paul Eppinger, was recently honored at the 11th annual Golden Rule Awards Banquet sponsored by the Arizona Interfaith Movement. One thousand people gathered at the Mesa, Arizona,...
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The Parliament of the World's Religions and SCUPE invite you to an April 26 program in Chicago featuring Dr. Larycia Hawkins with leaders from the Parliament of the World's Religions and: SCUPE World Council of Churches...
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The Aspen, Colorado JCC is hosting a symposium this June to advance interfaith dialogue through four-days of programs. Parliament Trustee Rev. Dr. John Pawlikowski, OSM, will present his program entitled Confronting...
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