2015 Parliament of the World's Religions
10,000 People. 80 Nations. 50 Faiths.
The Parliament is the oldest, largest, and most inclusive gathering of people of all faiths and traditions.
The first Parliament took place in 1893. Since, this historic event has taken place in Chicago, USA; Cape Town, South Africa; Barcelona, Spain; Melbourne, Australia; and now in Salt Lake City, Utah.
What: The 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions
When: October 15 - 19, 2015
Where: Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Who Should Attend?
You should attend:
- If you are concerned about war, terrorism, and hatred.
- If you care for creation and are worried about climate change
- If you are troubled by the widening wealth gap and wasteful consumption
- If you care for religions and nations working together in harmony for the good of humanity
You Will Also Find:
- Trainings in dialogue, interfaith activism, fundraising, and organizing
- World-class religious music, films, exhibits, and performances
- Ethnic, international, and religious books and goods
2015 Parliament speakers will address three critical issues, in the spirit of reclaiming the heart of our humanity and bringing global wisdom and practice to these issues:
- Climate change and care for creation
- Income inequity, wasteful consumption, and war
- Violence and hate speech
The 2015 Parliament's Speakers Include:
- Nobel Peace Laureates including Costa Rica's two-time President, the Spiritual Leader of Tibetan Buddhism, and a mother who helped put an end to sectarian violence in war-torn Northern Ireland
- A Lakota nation tribal leader who is a global defender of sacred sites
- The United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom
- Top religious scholars, writers, speakers, and activists achieving compassion, peace, justice, and sustainability
- News media icons pointing global attention to issues like racial and interreligious relations, income equality, immigration, and the human rights and dignity of women, children, and all oppressed peoples
- Religious and spiritual luminaries strengthening the interfaith movement for our future