Museum of World Religions

Master Hsin Tao thinks that a pluralist society needs a diversity of methods for educating and broadening the awareness of people to become more attuned those matters most important in their lives, to enable people to reaffirm life’s worth; therefore, establishing a World Religions Museum is a practical requirement for this era. As Master Hsin Tao repeatedly stresses, a museum of world religions must be different from traditional static displays of cultural artifacts. Essential features must include creating dialogue and interaction with the audience, providing real-life experiences from which to choose one’s religion rather than presenting a comparative criticism of different religions.

The World Religions Museum’s displays must have an international field of vision and, whilst actively attracting audiences, should provide essential information and multiplicity of choice. Entering the museum will be like entering a religious department store. This establishment is not age or gender-specific, but aims to meet the requirements of every category of person on the basis of individual needs and experiences. To be a successful museum, it must be successful in four main areas: technology, information, social education and leisure.


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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