2015 Parliament – Opening Ceremony & Procession

The Opening Plenary: Opening Ceremony and Procession of the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions took place in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 15th. The time to come together has finally arrived! People of faith working together for a more peaceful, just and sustainable world as assembled once again in the USA for the first time in more than 20 years. We join forces with the next generation of interfaith men and women ready to lead the movement forward.

Presenters: Governor Gary Herbert, Elder Clayton, Rabbi David Saperstein, Dharma Master Hsin Tao, Indarjit Singh, Mayor Ralph Becker, Mayor Ben McAdams, Lynn Gottlieb, Mr. Fahad Abualnasr, Adama Dieng

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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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