Board of Trustees

Irfan Ahmed Khan
PWR Trustee Emeritus Dr. Ahmed Irfan Khan passed away in April, 2018. His life is remembered by the Chicago Sun-Times here. Dr. Irfan Ahmad Khan was a supreme scholar and activist who personified the wisdom of the Quran...
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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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Parliament Chair Dr. Robert Sellers and his wife, Janie Sellers, were guests of the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno, California on Saturday, March 12, for a luncheon organized for Sellers to meet with area faith...
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Just a few days into January 2016 and my tenure as the new Chair of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, I want to wish you a productive and meaningful new year! I hope that wherever you live and whatever you do...
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