Our Toronto Host
The 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions was organized in partnership with the Toronto Hosting Committee.
Toronto was selected as the Host City of the seventh Parliament of the World’s Religions convened on November 1-7, 2018. Over 8,300+ people from 80 countries attended the convening which included over 1,300+ programmes, workshops and dialogues, as well as exhibits, arts and cultural events.
The agenda of the Parliament was developed by the international Parliament of the World’s Religions, in cooperation with local organizing collaborators under the umbrella of the Parliament of the World’s Religions - Toronto 2018, its Board of Directors, Steering Committee, and related subcommittees. The Advisory Council of the Parliament of the World’s Religions - Toronto 2018 played a vital role in ensuring the success of this event.
As part of this effort, members of the Advisory Council:
- Collaborated with the Board to promote the visibility of the 2018 Parliament throughout Canada and internationally;
- Mobilized public-private awareness, provide guidance and render advice on broader policy matters.
- Identified suitable interfaith and multicultural events to speak briefly about the upcoming Parliament and to encourage interest and participation across the widest possible spectrum of Canadian social life;
- Worked with the Board and international Council staff to help connect us with philanthropists, foundations and funding agencies that may have an interest in providing financial support.
Canadian Board of Directors
Ajit Singh Sahota
Charles R. Hill, Treasurer
Dolly Dastoor Ph.D
Hector Acero Ferrer
The Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea
Karen Waltraut Achtelstetter
Councillor Joe Mihevc
Anne Pearson, Vice-Chair
Rev. Michelle Singh
Rabbi Michal Shekel
Dr. Robert P. Sellers
The Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton, Co-Chair
Zul Kassamali, Co-Chair
Chander Khanna, Vice-Chair
Reid B. Locklin, Secretary