Kiran Bali

Kiran Bali, MBE, JP is the global chair of the United Religions Initiative. She is a practising Hindu and has been leading at the global interfaith level for many years. Kiran is involved with grassroots projects to help tackle climate change. She gave the Hindu opening words for the One Earth, One Family multi-faith climate march, calling for all religions to join hands to create a brighter and more sustainable future. For her endeavours, Kiran was honored by Queen Elizabeth II and has received a number of international awards. She is a regular keynote speaker and has addressed the UN General Assembly.


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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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