Audrey Kitagawa

Audrey E. Kitagawa, JD, is the president of the Light of Awareness International Spiritual Family, an ecumenical, nondenominational spiritual community. She is also the president/founder of the International Academy for Transcultural Cooperation, the former adviser to the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict at the United Nations, the former vice president and current trustee of Council for The Parliament of the World’s Religions, and a founding trustee of the New York City Peace Museum.


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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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