The following is from a blog posted to PeaceNext, the official online community of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions,
From June 21 to June 23, a large collection of religious leaders representing the world’s faiths will meet at the University of Winnipeg in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The World Religions Summit will be held concurrent to the G8 Summit in Huntsville, Ontario.
The purpose of the World Religions Summit is to encourage the nations represented at the G8 Summit to remain committed to the UN Millennium Development Goals, enter into dialogue from a multi-faith perspective regarding these Goals, and further press the issues of poverty, environmental degradation, and international cooperation.
These events mark an important occasion for the cooperative goals shared between political and religious leaders. Not only that, the World Religions Summit further expresses the need for interfaith cooperation in addressing the most pressing issues facing our planet today. James Christie, Secretary General of the 2010 G8 Religious Leaders Summit and Dean of Theology at The University of Winnipeg stated, “For the first time in recorded history, the religious and political leadership of G8 nations have a common language, for a common agenda, for the advancement of the whole human community rather than for sectarian or political goals. This is extremely encouraging as we move from theory to practice in attaining the Millennium Development Goals.”
Click here to read the blog and find links related to the Summit.