Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions
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2009 Parliament


Wednesday 9 December
2.30 pm – 4.00 pm

The 2009 Parliament concludes with a ‘Call to Commitment and Action’ to foster harmony between communities, reverse climate change, alleviate poverty and support the self-determination of Indigenous peoples world-wide. The unique possibilities that religion and spirituality can contribute to ‘Make a World of Difference’ through dialogue, commitment, vision and service will be highlighted.

Performers will include the Australian Girls Choir, cellist Michael Fitzpatrick and the Gyuto Monks

His Holiness XIV Dalai Lama

His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people and has received many international awards, including the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize.

Uncle Bob Randall

Bob Randall is one of the Stolen Generation of the Aboriginal people, a Yankunytjatjara Elder and a Traditional Owner of Uluru. He also works as a teacher and leader for Aboriginal land rights, education, community development and cultural awareness.

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
Group - 2 tickets:           $100
Group - 6 tickets:           $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).


The world-class production of the evening plenaries is managed by Cultural Infusion, a national not-for-profit organisation utilising arts, culture and technology to promote harmony, diversity, inclusiveness and well-being in schools and communities.


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