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2009 Parliament


Saturday 5 December

7.30 pm – 9.00 pm


Celebrate the growing global interreligious movement. Learn about the hope-fi lled efforts of religious and spiritual communities, actively supported by international interreligious organisations. the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions Partner Cities Network, including the Legacy Partner Cities of Chicago, Capetown, Barcelona and Monterrey and the 2009 Inaugural Partner City San Jose, California, USA.   Find out about the efforts to establish a United Nations Decade of Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, Understanding and Cooperation for Peace. Join in honouring the 2009 recipient of the Paul Carus Award for outstanding contributions to the international interreligious movement.

 Includes sacred chanting by Indigenous leaders and video address by Queen Rania of Jordan. Performances include  Sporana Tania de Jong; baritone Jonathan Morton; and "Tari Sesaji Tri Yoni Saraswati" an intercultural and interreligious offering by artists from Bali, the Kraton Surakarta palace, Solo, Central Java and Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. 

Canon Gideon Byamugisha

Canon Gideon Byamugisha is an ordained priest in the Church of Uganda. In 1992, he became the fi rst African religious leader to openly declare his HIV-status and has since devoted his life to an AIDS ministry that has taken him to over 40 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and around the world.

Paul Carus Award

The Paul Carus Award seeks to recognise, honour, celebrate and affi rm outstanding work in support of the international interreligious movement and the efforts of religious and spiritual individuals, communities and organisations towards a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.

Special Opportunity!

Attend the Evening Plenaries of the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions

We are pleased to offer you a special opportunity to attend the Plenaries at the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions.

Attend any 3 plenaries: $150
Attend all 6 plenaries:   $250

To register for these packages, click here to visit our registration page and follow the instructions to register.  Then select the Evening Plenaries package from the list of registration options.

Please note that the Opening Plenary is on Thursday evening, December 3rd (7:30 PM – 9:00 PM) and the Closing Plenary is on Wednesday afternoon, December 9th (2:30 PM – 4:30 PM).



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