Board of Trustees

On Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the War Memorial in Trenton, New Jersey, Saffet A. Catovic, was one of the community organizers/activists whose efforts were recognized and honored at the 2019 New Jersey State Governor’s...
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Dear Friends of the Parliament of the World's Religions, In ten days I will step down as Chair of the Parliament and bring to a close one of the most stimulating and profoundly meaningful involvements of my life...
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Today we learned of a massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States. As we write this, the tragedy claimed the life of eleven people at the...
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Irfan Ahmed Khan
Board of TrusteesMemorials

A Tribute to Dr. Irfan Ahmed Khan

Rev. Robert V. Thompson

This piece originally appears in the Interfaith Observer and is republished with permission. A BOLD VISIONARY OF THE INTERFAITH MOVEMENT The Reverend William E. Lesher – Bill to his friends – was a man of many parts and...
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The Parliament of the World's Religions is deeply saddened to share news of the passing of our Chair Emeritus Rev. Dr. William E. Lesher , who led two of our five major modern Parliaments over the course of his...
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A pillar of the Parliament of the World’s Religions left us—physically—on Tuesday, January 23. But in a deeper sense, there’s no way that Bill Lesher could ever leave us. The Rev. Dr. William E. Lesher was there at the...
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The Parliament is proud to spotlight a woman without limits, who this year takes on yet another major responsibility in an already busy life. An ordained minister, activist, doctoral student, mother, and member of the...
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The Aspen, Colorado JCC is hosting a symposium this June to advance interfaith dialogue through four-days of programs. Parliament Trustee Rev. Dr. John Pawlikowski, OSM, will present his program entitled Confronting...
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Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Luminosa Award for Unity, an honor presented annually since 1998 by the Focolare Movement Mariapolis Luminosa of North America. The Focolare...
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