In February of 2020, the Parliament of the World’s Religions brought together interfaith organizations from around the city as part of our Interfaith Partner City Network, a city-based initiative dedicated to identifying interfaith activity in cities around the world and fostering their engagement for a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.
The Parliament hosted the Chicago Interfaith Fair: Our City, Our History, Our Movement on Thursday, February 6 in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week. The fair was a special celebration of the city, its interfaith history, and the critical role it has played in the global interfaith movement.
Attendees enjoyed community organized programming, featured performances and presentations from local partners, and interfaith exhibits. Chicago interfaith organizations and faith communities represented at community tabling included Arise Chicago, OMNIA Institute for Contextual Leadership, Faith in Place, Spiritual Playdate, Interfaith Youth Core, Niagara Foundation, Hyde Park & Kenwood Interfaith Council, Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants, United for Peace USA, Chicago Theological Seminary’s InterReligious Institute, Catalyst Club, MTO School of Islamic Sufism, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago Baha’i Community, Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Lincoln Park Presbyterian, and Little Sikhs.