Marc Ian Barasch

Marc Ian Barasch is the author The Compassionate Life, which Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called “a compulsory read for all” and which helped inspire the Compassionate Cities movement. Marc founded and directs the Green World Campaign, whose holistic methods of “green compassion” help restore the economy and ecology of struggling communities. (In Kenya in 2014, GWC planted half a million trees and maintained 100 school programs.) Other books include Remarkable Recovery; The Healing Path; and Healing Dreams. Marc’s TV documentaries have aired to global audiences. He has taught at Naropa University, and was featured in the popular film “I Am.”

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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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