The 8th Parliament of the World’s Religions, hosted for the first time virtually, will bring together people of faith from around the world in an instant. The virtual Parliament is a safe way to gather the world’s global interfaith movement and celebrate the enduring spirit and work of religious and spiritual communities striving toward a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.
The 2021 Parliament of the World’s Religions will be the eighth convening and the first time that it will be hosted virtually. Recognized as the birthplace of the modern interfaith movement, the 1893 Parliament made history with its groundbreaking interreligious dialogues among leaders of Eastern and Western religious traditions, fostering understanding, cooperation and social harmony. Since 1893, six more Parliaments have been hosted in the United States, South Africa, Spain, Canada and Australia; attended by tens of thousands of people from around the world.
The Parliament of the World’s Religions will feature programs, presentations , and religious observances at the 2021 Parliament of the World’s Religions, to be held virtually, October 16-18.
The program will be hosted in Central US time, coinciding with the location of the Parliament headquarters in Chicago, but provide offerings for time zones around the world, on the theme Opening our Hearts to the World: Compassion in Action.
Speakers will include: Mena Suvari, Swami Ishatmananda, Yangjin Lmau, Yacop Cohen, H.H. Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni Ji, Mother Maya Tiwari, Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq, Sirena Huang, Andrew Harvey, Dr. Jane Goodall DBE, Her Excellency Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés and more.