Parliament Co-Sponsors the Daylong Intensive AWAKENED ACTION

June 4, 2020

On Sunday, June 21st the Parliament of the World’s Religions is partnering with the Upaya Institute and Zen Center and the The Loka Initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to host the “AWAKENED ACTION: Women Leaders Speak to the Climate Catastrophe and Pandemic and Explore Strategies for a Sane, Just, and Compassionate Future”.

This extraordinary daylong intensive that you are invited to attend is a deep plunge into the facts, faith, and politics around our climate catastrophe and the effects of climate change and the pandemic on our shared future. The presenters are women of action, who are renowned leaders in their respective fields, all of whom have deep regard for the ways in which world view, values, science, and contemplative practice play an essential role in how we shape a future that is just, sane, and compassionate. The program includes key presentations and talks from climate scientists, perspectives from long-term contemplatives and environmentalists, and insights from social historians.
Featuring Dekila Chungyalpa; Christiana Figueres; Jane Fonda; Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD; Sensei Wendy Johnson; Sensei Kritee Kanko, PhD; Stephanie Kaza, PhD; Diana Liverman, PhD; Joanna Macy, PhD; Rebecca Solnit; Heather McTeer Toney, JD

  • Register today now for this free, online (donation only) program on June 21. Information about how to access and all materials are forthcoming.
  • The program will be hosted on the Zoom platform for all three talks; you will receive the zoom link within 48 hours of the start of the program.
  • You will receive the technical aspects of this retreat.
  • Schedule from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. MT.
  • A reading list and readings will be provided.
  • Click here for schedule and see below.

Register Today!


Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions acknowledges it is situated on the traditional homelands of the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Hoocąk (Winnebago/Ho’Chunk), Jiwere (Otoe), Nutachi (Missouria), and Baxoje (Iowas); Kiash Matchitiwuk (Menominee); Meshkwahkîha (Meskwaki); Asâkîwaki (Sauk); Myaamiaki (Miami), Waayaahtanwaki (Wea), and Peeyankihšiaki (Piankashaw); Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo); Inoka (Illini Confederacy); Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), and Odawak (Odawa).

PoWR recognizes the region we now call Chicago remains home to a diversity of Indigenous peoples today and this land upon which we walk, live, and play continues to be Indigenous land.


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