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2023 Chicago

August 14-18, 2023 | McCormick Place Lakeside Center

This week the Parliament of the World’s Religions has returned to the birthplace of the modern interfaith movement after 30 years away to celebrate 130 years of history in the city of Chicago. Parliament Convenings attract participants from more than 200 diverse religious, indigenous, and secular beliefs and more than 80 nations.

Registrants enjoy access to all the plenary sessions, hundreds of breakout sessions, art & cultural exhibits, performances, a film festival, and countless opportunities to connect with individuals and organizations committed to justice, peace, and sustainability.

The 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions is hosted at McCormick Place Lakeside Center from August 14-18, 2023.

A Call to Conscience: Defending Freedom & Human Rights

This Parliament will be the most important and largest gathering of the world’s religious and spiritual leaders, and practitioners, uniting in a collective, courageous, and clear reply to the most dangerous crisis confronting us today – authoritarianism.

This existential, expanding, global scourge is manifesting in tyrants and strongmen who commit crimes against humanity, suppress fundamental freedoms, subvert democracies, and murder the truth with lies.  These bullies and despots are pursuing nationalist wars and winking at domestic terrorism, they are fostering hate and the resurgence of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, misogyny, and racism. And they are attempting to misappropriate religions to justify the unjustifiable.

This is not who we are.

Every faith has, at its core, a summoning to ease the suffering of others and to contribute to a just, peaceful, and sustainable world. Today, the Parliament of the World’s Religions issues its Call to Conscience to people of faith and spirit, to the people of Chicago, to all people of conscience, to stand together in defense of the dignity, freedom, and human rights of all. 

We’ll see you in Chicago.

Answer the Call to Conscience

General Admission


Individual general admission ticket

5-day access to all programs

Langar (complimentary vegetarian lunch open to all)

Day Pass


Individual general admission ticket

1-day access on date of choice

Langar (complimentary vegetarian lunch open to all)

Student Pass


For high school and undergrad students with ID

5-day access to all programs

Langar (complimentary vegetarian lunch open to all)

New Online Course – Seeking Religious Literacy
Parliament Attendees Enjoy 30% Discount

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