For over 100 years, there have been parliamentary convenings of world religions (in one form or another) to discuss issues of interfaith outreach, religious education and issues of social justice. This year, October 15-19, Parliament of the World’s Religions will meet in Salt Lake City, with a line-up of speakers that will make any person interested in religion jump with joy! Blessed Tomorrow leader, Rev Jim Wallis, is scheduled to speak, sharing the stage with faith leaders such as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lam, Brian McLaren and Karen Armstrong, a scholar of religions who influenced my personal studies greatly.

 

The various speakers are set to discuss three crucial issues facing faith leaders and their congregations today:

  1. Climate Change & Care for Creation
  2. Income Inequity & Wasteful Consumption
  3. War, Violence & Hate Speech

We encourage you to join the proceedings and help the interfaith coalition discuss morally guided action on climate change! Check out the complete list of speakers below:

  • His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
  • Dr. Karen Armstrong
  • Dr. Tariq Ramadan
  • Mairead Maguire 
  • Rev. Jim Wallis
  • Oscar Arias Sanchez
  • Dr. Eboo Patel
  • Dr. Vandana Shiva
  • Rabbi David Saperstein
  • Michael Bernard Beckwith
  • Tavis Smiley
  • Chief Arvol Lookinghorse
  • Valarie Kaur
  • Dr. Arun Gandhi
  • Terry Tempest Williams
  • Allan Boesak
  • Brian D. McLaren
  • The Venerable Dharma Master Hsin Tao
  • Dr. Vishwanath Karat 
  • John L. Esposito
  • K.R. Ravindran
  • Marianne Williamson
  • Rabbi David Rosen
  • Dr. Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere
  • Swami Suhitananda
  • Robert A. Pape 

To read their complete bios, or to purchase tickets, check out Parliament of the World’s Religions website.