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2004 Parliament of the World's Religions

Barcelona, Spain

The 2004 Parliament of the World’s Religions welcomed 9,000 participants from 74 countries to the site of Barcelona’s Universal Forum of Cultures. This unique gathering, held July 7-13, was organized by the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions in partnership with the Universal Forum of Cultures—Barcelona 2004 and in association with the UNESCO Centre of Catalonia. People of faith, spirit and goodwill came together to encounter the rich diversity of the world’s religious and spiritual traditions, listen to each other with open hearts and minds, dialogue for mutual understanding, re?ect on the critical issues facing the world and commit to discovering new pathways to peace.

The 2004 Parliament offered over 450 programs, lectures, dialogues, workshops, symposia, performances and exhibits. These offerings represented a wide range of religious and spiritual traditions and guiding institutions including government business, labor, education, media, science, intergovernmental organizations and organizations of civil society.

Click here to read the full Summary Report from the 2004 World Parliament.