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The Pluralism Project Features the 2009 Parliament in Melbourne

The Pluralism Project at Harvard University has released a video as part of its “Educating Religious Leaders for a Multi-Religious World” initiative. The video focuses on the 2009 Parliament in Melbourne and the Council’s partnership with the Henry Luce Foundation. This partnership allowed for students and faculty of 15 theological institutions in the U.S. to participate at the Melbourne Parliament. While there, they expressed their findings as well as questions they encountered as members of a broader experience leading up to the events in Melbourne, which included coursework at their respective universities centered upon this theme of preparing religious leaders in a multi-religious world.

Click here to be taken to The Pluralism Project’s site.

Archived Events: Indonesia

In September 2009, the Anand Ashram Foundation organized an exuberant series of events in promotion of the Melbourne Parliament of Religions.  The events took place in Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Bali and included peace campaigns, interfaith harmony meetings and expositions.

To see a video montage of this event and to learn more, click here.

Esperanza (Hope) in Guadalajara

The Fundación Carpe Diem, Fundación Ética Mundial de México, Centro de Estudios Filosóficos Tomás de Aquino and Fundación Cultural Hombre y Mundo will be hosting a Pre-Parliament Event titled “Esperanza: Oportunidades del Pluralismo Religioso y Espiritual” (Hope: Opportunities for Religious and Spiritual Pluralism).  The event will take place on October 21st and 22nd and will include conferences, art and film, round table discussions and more. For more information, click here.

Pre-Parliament Event: The Santa Fe Festival of Faiths

Blessings Interfaith Gatherings is organising the Santa Fe Festival of Faiths as a Pre-Parliament Event this upcoming October 18th to 25th.  The schedule includes an Opening Ceremony and Expo, films, lectures, book signings, labyrinths, panel discussions, prayer circles and more.

To learn more about this event, click here.

To download a printable program, click here.

Interfaith Forum on Global Climate Change in Canberra

The Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture will organise a Pre-Parliament Event titled “Interfaith Forum on Global Climate Change” this upcoming October 18th.  The event will focus on the global implications of climate change and will feature speakers and a discussion panel.  For more information, click here.

Connecting for Compassionate Action in Seattle

The Compassionate Action Network will host a Pre-Parliament Event titled “Connecting for Compassionate Action” this upcoming October 17th.  Participants will structure the event around the question: “How shall we create a regional compassionate action network that meets the needs of local communities and active people and also scales to a global level?”  For more information, click here.

A World of Possibilities

The Parliament of Religions is an intentionally international event. Including Melbourne 2009, the event will have been hosted on four continents, and the Parliament brings together religious adherents from dozens of different faith traditions.  It makes sense that our registrants would be equally diverse.

The registration analysis isn’t complete, but we have already confirmed attendance from over sixty different nations.  From Malaysia to Canada, from Zimbabwe to Iran, from Nepal to Guatemala and of course Australia, the Parliament has found its way across the breadth and width of the world.  This is seen in a variety of programming, from our many Pre-Parliament Events to the Partner Cities Network.

As our registration increases, the world grows closer and closer.

The world will come together in Melbourne this December.

We hope to see you there!

Interfaith as an Active Spiritual Expression in Litchfield

A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy will host a Pre-Parliament Event titled “Interfaith as an Active Spiritual Expression” this upcoming October 16th to 18th.  The event will feature workshops and speakers.  To learn more, click here.

The Arts and Bridges Project in Minneapolis

The Interfaith Bridging Initiative, the Iraqi American Reconciliation Project and Sabes Jewish Community Center will be hosting a Pre-Parliament Event titled “The Arts and Bridges Project: A Celebration of the Power of Art to Overcome Differences” this upcoming October 15th and 22nd.  The event will feature lectures and music and will be anchored in two art exhibits titled Near and Far and Images from Mesopotamia.  For more information, click here.

Building Bridges in Melbourne

The Building Bridges initiative will host a Pre-Parliament Event titled “Building Bridges through Interfaith Dialogue in Schools” this upcoming Monday, October 12th.  At the event, students involved with the Building Bridges program will share the experience of interfaith engagement through story, song and art.  Rap artist Jason Shulman will also perform.  For more information, click here.