Press Resources

Selected elements of the Parliament of the World’s Religions press kit for media professionals publishing news about the 9th Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago August 14 – 19, 2023.
Updated: September 2022

Fact Sheet

A brief overview of the Convening and the organizers.

  • Conference Theme
  • Programmatic Tracks
  • Range of Program Types
  • How to Participate
  • About the Conveners

TBA: Who’s Attending, Keynote Speakers, Event Sponsors

Updated: August 2022

Spokespersons

Biographies and contact information for spokespersons on staff for the 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions.

Rev. Stephen Avino, Executive Director of PoWR

Miriam Quezada, Director of Communications of PoWR

Updated: September 2022

Quotable

Shareable quotes from representatives of the host city and the leadership of the PoWR.

Rev. Stephen Avino, Executive Director of PoWR

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor of the City of Chicago

Rev. Vance Henry, Mayor Lightfoot’s Advisor and Chief of Faith-Based Initiatives


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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