David Oliver Kling

Rt. Rev. David Oliver Kling has been a hospice chaplain in Northeast Ohio since 2013. He graduated from Wright State University with a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.A. in Religious Studies and from Methodist Theological School in Ohio with a Master of Divinity specializing in Black Church and African Diaspora Studies followed by a year-long chaplain residency at St. Mary?s Medical Center in Huntington, WV prior to working in Hospice. He has served as a Director of Religious Education and Consulting Minister at two different Unitarian Universalist congregations. +Oliver has been a bishop since September 2004 and incardinated into The Young Rite in 2014. He has been on the Council of Three, the governing council of the Young Rite International since 2016, and founded The Community of Saint George (The Young Rite) in 2018.


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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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