Cape Town Interfaith Initiative 10th Anniversary Celebration

Organized by:

The Cape Town Interfaith Initiative

 
May 20, 2010 6:00-8:00pm

Cape Town Interfaith Initiative 10th Anniversary Celebration

Legacy Partner City, 1999 Parliament of Religions Host City

Over a decade ago, The Cape Town Interfaith Initiative was organised to galvanize the local interfaith movement and to host the 1999 PWR Cape Town.  On May 20, 2010 CTII  celebrated its tenth anniversary, its designation as a Legacy Partner City of the Parliament of Religions network, and the launch of the Charter for Compassion in South Africa.  Karen Armstrong, a featured speaker at the 2009 Parliament, Melbourne, delivered a special pre-recorded address to acknowledge the decade anniversary and to officially launch the Charter in Cape Town. 

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the featured keynote speaker, shared the meaningful legacy of the 1999 Cape Town Parliament as well as the critical importance of the Parliament of World's Religions.  He also personally addressed representatives via live-stream video from four international cities gathered in Chicago to learn more about hosting the 2014 Parliament. 

Earlier in the week, CTII participated in a live-stream video from Cape Town to Chicago to share their experiences in hosting the 1999 Parliament with the four international 2014 Parliament Bid Teams as well. 

    
Program    

WELCOME
Programme Directors Elizabeth Petersen and Fagrie Nasiep 
Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist Prayers
Music: Desert Rose Yusuf and Lynn   

BACKGROUND TO THE CHARTER FOR COMPASSION
Speaker: Bishop Peter Storey    
   
MESSAGE FROM KAREN ARMSTRONG

READING OF THE CHARTER

LAUNCH OF CHARTER
Speaker: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu   
   
Unveiling of Charter for Compassion Plaque
   
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF CTII AND BOOKLET LAUNCH
Fr John Oliver, Rashied Omar

Archbishop Tutu addresses 2014 Parliament Bid Cities gathered in Chicago
                                                                                                                               
VOTE OF THANKS
Speaker: Gordon Oliver

Music and refreshments   
   
 

Event Details:
May 20, 2010 6:00-8:00pm


Erin Hall Rondebosch
8 Erin Road
Rondebosch
Cape Town, Western Cape 8000
SOUTH AFRICA

Capacity:  51-100

Contact: Joan Shippey
shippey@mweb.co.za    

 

View Press Release

View Announcement on the Parliament Blog

Visit the Charter for Compassion website

Read "A Discussion with Gordon Oliver of the Cape Town Interfaith Initiative on the Importance of Modern Day Interfaith work in South Africa", May 2009