Category Archives: Parliament of the World’s Religions

Parliament set for October in Salt Lake City

The Parliament of the World’s Religions, a global interfaith assembly whose roots go back into the late 19th century, will convene once again this coming year in Salt Lake City, Utah from October 15-19. This is the first time since … Continue reading

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Concern for those in the Gaza conflict

SiVIC, ING, and the Parliament of the World’s Religions – three organizations that I respect and work with – have issued statements of concern about the current situation in Gaza. In times of profound conflict, the relationships that have been … Continue reading

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Karen Armstrong speaks on compassion in Menlo Park

Karen Armstrong, the noted writer, religious scholar, and founder of the Charter for Compassion, spoke last month to a special gathering in Menlo Park hosted by the Parliament of the World’s Religions. She spoke not only about the work of … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Interreligious Council

Plans are moving forward for the creation of a new multifaith organization in the South Bay. At a meeting last week at Antioch Baptist Church in San Jose, the planning team charged with the task of framing a process for … Continue reading

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Building a local interfaith movement with a global perspective

On Saturday evening, May 29, 2010, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, the San Jose Friends’ Meeting (Quakers) will be hosting an interfaith activist from Southern California along with local religious leaders to explore the work of interfaith and the implications … Continue reading

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Parliament Ends with Words from Dalai Lama

The Parliament of the World’s Religions came to an end today in Melbourne, after six days of dialogue, discussion, learning, and prayers of many traditions. In his closing address to the assembly, the Dalai Lama challenged them to work to … Continue reading

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In the interfaith aquarium

I have always enjoyed visiting aquariums (aquaria?). I am fascinated by the unbelievable diversity of sea life- the different colors, shapes, tricks, and defenses that these creatures manifest. How is it possible that all these things are alive? No matter … Continue reading

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