Parliament of the World's Religions

Faiths Meet to Build Ties Across Religious Divides

December 8, 2009

Author: Christopher Landau

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8399758.stm

What happens when an imam, a priest and a rabbi get into a lift together?

It may sound like a joke, but it is an everyday occurrence at the world's largest inter-faith gathering - and such unexpected encounters are positively encouraged.

The Parliament of the World's Religions has brought together representatives from 80 nationalities and...

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Blessings Aplenty As World's Religions Gather

December 4, 2009

Author: Barney Zwartz

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/national/blessings-aplenty-as-worlds-religions-gather-20091204-k93h.html

Counting their blessings was an important part of the opening of the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne last night: a round dozen of them, each in its respective religion's fullest ceremonial richness and colour.

About 4000 delegates had their week-...

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Lessons Learned in Barcelona: Interfaith Work Is Not Just Dialogue

July 24, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/features/religion/ny-lsfaith3904435jul24,0,6278977.story?coll=ny-religion-headlines

On July 24, 2004 Newsday reported, "[A] spirit of fellowship was the ultimate goal of the 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions, which took place earlier this month. Nearly 550 events drew more than 8,000 people from nearly 80 countries. While the gathering was steeped in the grander notion...

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At Parliament of World's Religions, Notable Focus on Islam and Dialogue

July 15, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/149/story_14929.html

On July 15, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted an article by Gustav Niebuhr on the 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions in Barcelona, Spain: "None of the 7,000 attendees in Barcelona were elected. Meeting every five or six years in different cities worldwide, the parliament exists primarily to bring people of different faiths together—ideally, into cooperative contact. That it exists at all testifies...

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Botswanan Baha'i Participates in Parliament on International Advisory Committee

July 14, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=310

On July 14, 2004 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The high point of 20 years of interfaith activity by Lally Lucretia Warren, a Baha'i from Botswana, came this week when she chaired a session at the 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions. The Parliament, a major interfaith conference, drew more than 8,000 people from 75 countries to this Mediterranean city 7-13 July. Acting...

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Sikhs Serve Traditional Communal Meal at Parliament of World's Religions

July 13, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0407130293jul13,1,736949.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

On July 13, 2004 the Chicago Tribune reported, "Sarup Singh Mahon greets his lunch guests every day, shouting: "Please wait. Only three more minutes. There are no seats now." If that doesn't work, he stretches his short arms out like a police officer at a school crossing or...

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At Parliament, Debate Over Meaning and Definition of Religion

July 10, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/printedition/chi-0407100135jul10,1,1475107.story?coll=chi-printnews-hed

On July 10, 2004 the Chicago Tribune reported, "In a quiet room, spiritual leader Hum Bui and his followers, women dressed in sky-blue tunics with cone-shaped headscarves, enlighten a mesmerized crowd about their Vietnamese faith. Their founder established the CaoDai movement in 1925 to...

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