Parliament Co-Sponsors National Interfaith Prayer Service for Healing & Hope

May 7, 2020

The Parliament of the World’s Religions partned with Religions for Peace USA, Temple of Understanding, the North American Interfaith Network (NAIN), United Religions Initiative (URI), Temple of Ara, Faith in Public Life, The Interfaith Observer, The New York Board of Rabbis, Tri-Faith Initiative, the Interfaith Center of New York, and Baha’is of the United States for the annual observance of the United States National Day of Prayer on May 7th.

The Parliament is a proud co-sponsor of the “National Interfaith Prayer Service for Healing & Hope” which took place Thursday, May 7th virtually via Zoom and Facebook. This marks the first first time that the National Day of Prayer has been hosted virtually under the leadership of Religions for Peace USA. “Of course, we do pray separately in our own religious communities but it’s also important for us to come together to pray together and uplift our common humanity and pray for everyone,” said Tarunjit Singh Butalia, executive director of Religions for Peace USA. Read more about this and other virutal celebrations from Religion News Services here.
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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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