The 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions

The Oldest, Largest, Most Diverse and Inclusive Global Interfaith Event is Coming to Toronto!

The Parliament of the World’s Religions
Toronto, ON • November 1 - 7, 2018

We call upon peoples of faith and conscience to stand for a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world and join thousands of interfaith activists from around the world at the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions.

The 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions is being hosted by the city of Toronto from November 1st through November 7th, 2018 at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) located at 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9, Canada. 

Canada - in its distinction as home of the world’s most diverse city, will showcase its unique values, achievements, and aspirations as the 7th host of the Parliament of the World's Religions.

For its 2018 theme, the Parliament draws from movements of goodwill and cross-cultural respect that are embodied in the spirit of the interfaith movement:

The Promise of Inclusion, the Power of Love:
Pursuing Global Understanding, Reconciliation, and Change

The 7th Parliament of the World’s Religions that will feature more than 500 programs and events across six major tracks:

Who's Coming to the Parliament?

Expected attendance will exceed 10,000 persons of faith and conscience from 80 nations and more than 200 unique spiritual backgrounds. The Parliament offers programming for all, from scholars and activists to families and children - lectures to interactive cultural experiences. Participants can be individuals whose profession or personal interests lead them to the Parliament or delegations from the guiding institutions like states, universities, or religious organizations. Parliament presenters include students, clergy, interfaith leaders, scholars, Nobel Laureates, city mayors, spiritual luminaries, best-selling authors, globally-recognized entertainers, thought leaders, state actors, and more.

Meet the Voices of PoWR



Customized registration fees are tiered for individuals, groups, students, children and one-day attendees. The individual registration rate for the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions is $495 USD for the full seven days of the conference. Group rates, student rates, and day passes are also available. Visit the Register Now page for complete details!

Travel & Hotels

With over 10,000 people from more than 80 countries planning to join us in Toronto, the Parliament is committed to making travel and lodging for our attendees as easy and simple as possible.

Travel Information

As you plan your trip to Toronto, be sure to visit the Government of Canada's official website to see if you are eligible to visit Canada and what the requirements are for a Visitor Visa. Registrants needing a Visa letter can complete the Visa Request Form in order to receive a formal letter from the Parliament. 

Interested in airline discounts and more travel information? Visit our Travel & Visa page for additional info. 

Plan Your Stay in the PoWR Block!

By choosing the PoWR block: you will receive access to pre-negotiated rates conference rates exclusive for our PoWR guests, and your stay will directly support the production of the 7th Parliament of the World’s Religions.

To show our gratitude for choosing your PoWR hotel block lodging: Guests in our hotel block will be among a special group to receive a custom PoWR hotel keycard that will qualify you for savings and discounts at neighboring business, restaurants and attractions in Toronto for a more convenient, satisfying and economical visit. More on PoWR block benefits to come!

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Visit the Hotels & Lodging page for additional information.

Sponsors & Advertising

As a network of networks, the Parliament attracts scholars, public theologians, religious and spiritual luminaries, advocacy experts, students, performers, government officials, and motivated individuals committed to a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.

We invite you to connect with the hearts and minds of our PoWR participants to showcase your support in creative and exciting ways!

Download the complete Sponsor, Exhibitor, Advertiser Prospectus 2018 which includes:

  • Sponsorship Information

  • General Parliament Information

  • Venue Information

  • Attendee Profile

  • Sponsorship Registration

  • Exhibitor & Advertiser Information

  • Exhibitor & Advertiser Registration 

Visit our Exhibit, Sponsor & Advertise page for more details.

Additional Information

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