Healing the World: Prayers and Reflections for All Sentient Beings

May 30, 2021

On Wednesday, May 26th Parliament Executive Director Stephen Avino joined a special observance hosted by Tzu Chi Foundation. The program “Healing The World: Prayers and Reflections for All Sentient Beings”  was hosted in celebration of the United Nation’s Vesak Day.

Reflecting on the spirit of the Buddha’s teachings through an interfaith gathering of prayers and reflections, thinking about how we respond, recover and heal from the impacts of the pandemic, climate change, and the confluence of crises we face as a global community.

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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