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The Global Sister’s Fund

 

What is the Global Sisters Fund?

The Global Sisters Fund was organized by the Parliament Women’s Task Force (PWTF)  in the months leading up to the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions which took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The PWTF was deeply committed to welcoming a diverse community of women and seeking to fund the participation of women who are frequently under-represented in important conversations about women’s dignity, human rights and religion, spirituality and global issues.

The scholarship has now become a foundational building block of women’s programming and inclusion, and is our donation-based fundraising campaign to assure the participation of women, especially women who are often underrepresented and those who cannot otherwise afford to attend, at the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

Who is eligible?

The Global Sisters Fund is dedicated to providing opportunities for:

  • Spiritually, ethnically and culturally diverse women

  • International women, especially those leading innovative and effective programs

  • Women whose program proposals have been accepted and who require financial aid to attend

  • Low income women

The Global Sisters Fund in Salt Lake (2015 PoWR)

Our 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions campaign raised funds that allowed us to help 11 women pay for travel or hotel, and allowed us to cover the registration of 24 women.

“The Women's Plenary session spoke directly to me, and it was the Global Sisters Fund that made my attendance possible.  The whole Parliament inspired me greatly to return to my community and be the change we wish to see. My life has been profoundly blessed by this experience, and I will never be the same. I am called to greater service, a deeper understanding of Spirit, a greater cooperation with other people of Faith, and humanity as a whole. My compassion has deepened, and the violet flame that burns within me has stepped up its amplitude tenfold. I serve more freely now, I feel I give larger than before, and my acceptance of life has deepened. I know fully that all my brothers and sisters that I met at the Parliament are standing with me. We are a force for a positive change, peace and healthy environmental stewardship of our common home, this blessed and beautiful Mother Earth. Thank you Parliament of World's Religions evermore!”

                                                                                                                                                                -Anonymous 2015 Parliament Experience Survey Participant

Donate

As the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions draws near, we invite you to donate to the Global Sisters Fund and give the Parliament’s Women’s Task Force the opportunity to bring women and their voice to the largest, most diverse, interfaith gathering in the world.

 

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