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Swami Vivekananda, 125 Years
The World's Parliament of Religions has become an accomplished fact…. My thanks to those noble souls whose large hearts and love of truth first dreamed this wonderful dream and then realised it. -Swami Vivekananda,...
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This article first appeared at Mongabay: News Inspiration From Nature's Frontline published by Willie Shubert and written by Liz Kimbrough on May 2, 2018. View the original publication here. Religious leaders joined...
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Irfan Ahmed Khan
PWR Trustee Emeritus Dr. Ahmed Irfan Khan passed away in April, 2018. His life is remembered by the Chicago Sun-Times here. Dr. Irfan Ahmad Khan was a supreme scholar and activist who personified the wisdom of the Quran...
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An earlier version of this post appeared on the Huffington Post. Across the globe Jains are embarking upon a spiritual journey of reflection and repentance as they begin celebrating one of our most important festivals...
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“ A more peaceful, just, and sustainable world ” —this worthy goal climaxes the mission statement of the Parliament of the World’s Religions. People around the globe desire these good and noble ends. Regardless of their...
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Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko speaks at Rotary’s World Polio Day event in Chicago, Illinois on October 24, 2014. Photo courtesy of Rotary International/Alyce Henson
Photo: Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko speaks at Rotary’s World Polio Day event in Chicago, Illinois on October 24, 2014. Photo courtesy of Rotary International/Alyce Henson By John Hewko, Special...
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The Parliament of World Religions is a historic event where we get to meet and interact with people from many different religions and learn from them. We also have the opportunity to educate others about our 4,500 year...
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Republished with permission from the author, SCUPE President and Parliament Trustee Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana. This piece was originally published to the blog on SCUPE.org.
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This post was jointly written by Nikhil Bumb, Neal Daftary, Parth Savla, Priti Shah, and Sonali Vakharia. An earlier version appeared on the Huffington Post . Last October, almost three months ago now, roughly 10,000...
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Katrina was among the worst natural disasters of the last 100-year history of the USA. Moreover, the failure of the strongest government in the world was of historic proportions. But faith and interfaith communities...
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by Anya Cordell “I'm Muslim, But...No One Here Knows It" An earlier version of this article was originally published on August 1, 2011 by Islamophobia Today , and, previously, in Tikkun , and another version appeared,...
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All the elements in this book concerning prejudice, discrimination, war, violence, distorted interpretations of religious texts, physical and mental abuse, poverty, and disease fall disproportionately on women and girls...
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by Andras Corban-Arthen This article was originally published on January 30, 2010 by Earth Spirit Voices . Every Parliament of the World’s Religions focuses on a collection of particular themes chosen for their...
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by Andras Corban-Arthen This article was originally published on June 12, 2010 by Earth Spirit Voices in two parts . One of the most important events of the Parliament of the World’s Religions – the Indigenous Assembly...
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by Andras Corban-Arthen This article was originally published on August 31, 2010 by Earth Spirit Voices . As it has been previously noted in these pages , within the global interreligious movement that has evolved since...
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by Andras Corban-Arthen This article was originally published on March 28, 2013 by Earth Spirit Voices . Exactly 40 years ago, in 1973, I performed my very first handfasting. I had originally learned about this...
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by Andras Corban-Arthen This article was originally published on December 31, 2014 by Earth Spirit Voices in two parts . This is an end-of-the-year report (in two parts) on my participation in some interfaith activities...
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This article was originally published in Issue 21, Dialogue Australasia Journal , May 2001. Introduction The dictionary explains the word paradox as follows: 'A statement or proposition seemingly self-contradictory or...
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by Lisa Schencker The Salt Lake Tribune This article was originally published on July 23, 2012 by The Salt Lake Tribune . University of Utah professor touring the sacred grounds that surround Utah churches. Whether...
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by Sally Mahé This article was originally published on July 07, 2014 by United Religions Initiative . July 1-3, I joined 33 indigenous leaders from six continents that gathered under summer sun and ancient oaks on...
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