Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions
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The Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions seeks donations to support the ongoing work of the Council and the planning of the 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions.  From supporting and connecting grassroots interreligious efforts in communities across the globe to hosting the world's largest interreligious gatherings, the Council is hard at work building bridges of understanding and cooperation. The work of the Council empowers individuals and communities of faith to join with people of good will in encounter, dialogue, visioning and commitment. Your financial support makes this important work possible.

Our online contribution system is secure and easy to use.


The Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions is a charitable organization under IRS 501(c)(3), and all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Should you have question or wish to discuss your contribution further, please contact Brian Savage, Development Associate at or (312) 629-2990 ex. 223.

Ways to give

We accept:

  • Cash and checks
  • Credit cards
  • Gifts of appreciated stock/securities
  • Gifts of life insurance
  • Gifts of real estate
  • Wills and bequests

Make checks payable to:

70 E. Lake Street, Suite 205
Chicago, IL   60601   


Gifts that recognize others

Gifts in Honor – Make a gift in recognition of someone's birthday, wedding, anniversary, religious coming-of-age, graduation or other special occasion

Gifts in Memory – Honor and remember the passing beloved friend, family member or colleague through your gift

Double your gift

Does your company have a matching gift program? Many companies support their employees’ philanthropy by matching or even doubling the amount donated to a non-profit organization. If your company/employer has such a program, attach a copy of the matching gift form with your donation and mail both to us.


Where to Give

Please choose where you would like to direct your gift:

The Upcoming Parliament

Over 8,000 participants came to Melbourne for the Parliament in 2009.  Our next Parliament will be announced in 2014.

Partner Cities Network

This program targets cities around the world to become Partner Cities to build self-sustaining local inter-religious movements. The Council provides tools, consultation and certification to help cities introduce activities locally. 

Ambassador Program

This initiative supports the vision and mission of the Parliament of the World's Religions in communities throughout the world. Representatives are selected for two-year terms to connect with existing local interfaith organizations and speak to community groups and other agencies about the CPWR vision and mission. More than one hundred Ambassadors worldwide make communications abailable regarding best practices for creating and sustaining interfaith collaborations on ground, bring the interests and concerns of the local communities to the global stae at the International Parliaments.

Campaign Against Hate

The goals of the Campaign Against Hate are to strengthen and empower interfaith awareness and activity to confront the rising hate in the U.S.A. These goals will be achieved by facilitating conversations among the interfaith leaders, providing training in various sacred spaces for interfaith advocates and their guiding institutions, and offering fresh resources to assist them in promoting peaceful outreach.

Newsletters, Webinars, and Trainings

We publish a topically current and thematically rich e-newsletter every two weeks to share important news and events from around the world. Monthly online webinars address cutting-edge issues and are hosted by prominent religious thinkers and leaders.

Regional Gatherings

Modeled after our international Parliament, this initiative creates a framework for holding regional interfaith events/gatherings, giving voice to those who have not been heard before in a public environment where all groups are given equal acknowledgment and mutual respect.

Sacred Space & Community

Because sacred spaces are a tangible means for community-building, the Council organizes Open Houses in diverse places of worship and practice in the Chicago area and throughout the international Partner Cities Network.

Scholarship Program

Each year we receive requests from passionate and committed individuals who are struggling financially and do not have the resources to participate in Council programs and activities. In response to the generosity of our membership, we are creating a scholarship fund to help others who need financial assistance.

General Fund

Please direct my gift wherever the need is greatest!


Your support will enable us to continue providing programs and services locally, regionally and internationally.  THANK YOU!