2004 Parliament of the World's Religions Will Address Issues of Religion and Peace

May 13, 2004

Source: Religion News Service


On May 13, 2004 the Religion News Service reported, "The Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions today announced the 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions (www.cpwr.org/2004Parliament/). Nearly five months after the March 11 terrorist attack on Madrid, the world's largest interreligious gathering will convene in Spain for the fourth ever Parliament and the first since September 11, 2001. The event-last held in Cape Town, South Africa in 1999-will be in Barcelona from July 7-13 and is expected to draw thousands of people of faith and spirit from around the world to find inspiration and forge new pathways to peace in the new age of international terrorism...For the first time, the 2004 Parliament will ask its 7,000 to 12,000 international attendees to commit to taking home 'simple and profound' acts that benefit their local communities in four areas: overcoming religiously motivated violence, supporting refugees worldwide, increasing access to clean water and eliminating international debt for developing countries."