Inaugural Women’s Assembly Opening & Session I

The Inaugural Women’s Assembly opened the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 15th.

The Inaugural Women’s Assembly Opening Ceremony and Major Speakers Session I brought together women to address and discuss two areas of vital interest:

  • The responsibility of the world’s religions to affirm women’s dignity and human rights.
  • Religious and spiritual inspiration for women’s empowerment.

Speakers: Alaina Buffalo Spirit, Ilyasah Shabazz, Mallika Chopra, Diana Butler Bass, Be’sha Blondin, Ruth W. Messinger, Phyllis Curott, Mother Maya Tiwari, Dr. Rangimarie Turuki Rose Pere, Jean Shinoda Bolen

Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions is headquartered in the City of Chicago, the traditional homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations, and other tribes such as the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, and Fox. 

PoWR recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land. We remain committed to the advancement of dignity and justice for Indigenous Peoples’ and their communities in the region and around the world.

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