Interfaith Service for Gender Justice Organized in Celebration of WIHW 2020

February 24, 2020

On Tuesday, January 28th Parliament Chair, Audrey Kitagawa, and Vice-Chair, Carl Murrell, participated in the Interfaith Service for Gender Justice In the Spirit of World Interfaith Harmony Week co-sponsored by the planning committee of the Role of Religion in International Affairs and The Committee on Religious NGOs.
View prayers from Parliament Chair and Vice-Chair below!


The service was hosted in Tillman Chapel at the Church Center for the United Nations, located at 777 UN Plaza at 44th Street.  The celebration featured an opportunity for members of the community to connect with local faith in a candle lighting ceremony that included the reading of sacred texts from Islamic, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, the Baháʼí, and Indigenous traditions. The service concluded with a ribbon tying ceremony. You can view images from the event below!

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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