Yesterday, Parliment of the World's Religions began in Salt Lake City, Utah. For those unfamiliar with the proceedings, the global dialogue of faiths first transpired in Chicago, Illinois in 1893, and has been occurring in one form or another ever since. The gathering serves as a stage for faith leaders of all traditions to come together and discuss issues that impact the entire human family and to share ways in which their respective faith traditions might offer moral guidance in moving forward.
This year's convening will elevate climate change as a paramount issue with two discussions on the role of faith leaders in forming climate solutions. Among the scheduled speakers are leaders and friends of Blessed Tomorrow, Rev. Jim Wallis, Brian Mclaren, and Katharine Hayhoe. Sunday (10/18) at 7:15 am PST, tune in for, 'The Dynamic Nature of Christianity and Ecology: Changes Over 20 Years.' On Monday (10/19) 11:15 am PST, a panel will discuss 'Climate Change and You,' with live streaming of both events found here.
Be sure to tune in and join the online social media discussion using the Hashtag: #2015Parliament. It is imperative that we amplify the voices of faith leaders on climate change together!
Parliament of the World's Religions
Meet the amazing lineup of Nobel Peace Laureates, Religious Leaders, Global Thinkers, and interfaith activists who are saying yes to reclaiming the heart of our humanity at the 2015 Parliament!
2015 Parliament Speakers Reclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity Bring Global Wisdom and Practice to 3 Critical Issues:
Climate Change & Care for Creation, Income Inequity & Wasteful Consumption, and War, Violence & Hate Speech.
The 2015 Parliament's world-class speakers comprise:
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 a 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 oppessed peoples.
Religious and spiritual luminaries strengthening the interfaith movement for our future
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