Press Center

Welcome to the Parliament’s Media Resource Center, the source for all information supporting media professionals who wish to cover the Parliament of the World’s Religions – including credentialing members of the press for the forthcoming 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago. 

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The Parliament of the World’s Religions carries on the legacy of the inaugural World Parliament of Religions, held in September 1893 in conjunction with the 1893 World Columbian Exposition set in Chicago (World’s Fair). The first Parliament of the World’s Religions is celebrated as the birth of modern interreligious dialogue for traditions of the East and West.

Through seven global convenings hosted by the Parliament of the World’s Religions since 1993, the Parliament has built a foundational reputation for interfaith activities around the world and is regarded as the largest, most diverse and premier convening for people of religious, spiritual and moral conviction worldwide.

 The 9th Parliament to be held in 2023 marks the third occasion that Chicago is the chosen host city of a Parliament convening.

On this page, you will find relevant information and digital assets for use covering the Parliament of the World’s Religions, the latest press releases, legacy media mentions, an option to join our mailing list, and more.

At a Glance


The Parliament of the World’s Religions is the world’s largest, most diverse, and inclusive interfaith Convening of people of faith, spirituality, and goodwill. Its origins are rooted in the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, where the historic first convening of the World Parliament of Religions created a global platform for engagement of religions of the east and west and was thereafter recognized as the birthplace of the modern interfaith movement.

The historic Convenings are organized by a 501(c)3 non-profit organization of the same name headquartered in the city of Chicago with a mission of justice, peace, and sustainability.

Press Contact

For More Information Please Contact:

Miriam Quezada
Director of Communications

Trademark & Copyright

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The Parliament of the World’s Religions in the News: Legacy Archives

Chicago Tribune


By Michael Hirsley and Religion writer |

The New York Times

Religious Leaders Hold A 2d World Parliament

Aug. 30, 1993

Washington Post


Religion News Service

This week’s parliament of religions is more than a big ‘pat on the back’ for faith

By John Longhurst | November 1, 2018

Religion & Politics

The Parliament of the World’s Religions Is the Closest Thing We Have to an International Interfaith Movement

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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® Parliament of the World's Religions name and logo are trademarks of the Parliament of the World's Religions.