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The call to action of the 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions, Defending Freedom and Human Rights, highlighted challenges faced by so many around the world and examined our shared responsibilities in response to these challenges. Those gathered recognized the interdependence of our futures and the responsibility that each person has for shaping that future through a shared commitment to interfaith dialogue, civic engagement, and democracy.

In 2024, the Parliament of the World’s Religions is building on these commitments and lessons through FOCUS24 | Faith, Democracy, and Our Common Future: Shaping A Path Forward, an initiative that commits our attention to the collective concern for human rights, freedom, and democracy expressed throughout the Parliament Convening held in Chicago this past year.

FOCUS24 is a year-long series of integrated events inspired by “The Year of Democracy” featuring leading figures in democracy, civil society, civic engagement, and mobilizing people and communities. At the core of this initiative is a commitment to working together with experts, community members, and PoWR stakeholders to develop a rich experience that prioritizes network-building, strategy mobilization, and learning.

Grounded in the Parliament’s foundational document, “Towards a Global Ethic,” FOCUS24 puts into action our shared commitments to solidarity, compassion, and respect for life by offering programs that foster collaboration and civic engagement in the many critical elections taking place around the world in 2024.

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Capacity Building

Participate in capacity-building sessions that enhance leadership skills, strategic planning, and effective communication. Strengthen the ability to lead and mobilize interfaith communities.


Connect with fellow interfaith activists, experts, and organizations working on similar issues. Build a network that allows for collaboration, shared resources, and mutual support.

In-depth Understanding

Acquire practical strategies and tools for advocating for democracy within interfaith communities and beyond.

Be in Dialogue

FOCUS24 is, at its core, an initiative that bridges the gap between the lectern and the participant by committing to a community-first approach. This means that participants actively interact not just with the featured experts but with the FOCUS24 community at every stage of the initiative.

Shape a path forward with the Parliament of the World’s Religions; register for the FOCUS24 today to view past event recordings and save the date for upcoming events in the series.

February 22, 2024

The Year of Democracy

MARCH 8, 2024

Women on the Front Lines of Defending Democracy

March 12, 2024

Religion and Civic Spaces: Navigating Challenges and Fostering Unity

April 18, 2024

Strategies for Community Organizing and Civic Mobilization

June 6, 2024

Our Common Planet, Our Common Future

Be in Community

All participants registered for the full FOCUS24 series will be added to PoWR’s FOCUS24 Community Hub and enjoy real-time dialogue with participants throughout the year. In the Zoom messenger app, participants can send files, screen captures, images, messages, and more.

Enjoy the Hub

Be an active part of the network-building, strategy-mobilization, and learning hub of FOCUS24. 

Collaborate with Us

Our team are active users of the FOCUS24 Community Hub, join us in dialogue.


Member Admission


Full Online Access

Student Admission


Full Online Access

General Admission


Full Online Access

LIVE on Demand


Per Event


FOCUS24 Event Sponsor

8 of 8 available


Select one of the online events to sponsor from our year-long program.

FOCUS24 Hybrid Event

2 of 2 available


Sponsor a hybrid in-person and virtual event with an expected in-person audience of 300.

FOCUS24 Series Sponsor

1 of 2 available


Reach a wider audience through sponsorship of the full FOCUS24 initiative.

Shaping A
Path Forward

We know the threat, we know the challenge, we know how important people, whether religious or not, are in our common future.

Now, it’s time to shape a path forward. And we can’t do it without you.

Contact Us

Our team is here to help! Have questions or feedback on FOCUS24, text us via WhatsApp at +1 (312) 971 – 3096 or e-mail us at