Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Parliament of World Religions

2009 Parliament Slideshow from Parliament of Religions on Vimeo.

The Council for the Parliament of the World’s Religions’ mission promotes inter-religious harmony, rather than unity, an approach enriched by the particularities of each tradition. Its goal is a just, peaceful and sustainable world where religious and cultural fears and hatreds are replaced with understanding and respect based on mutual values, and the earth and all life are cherished, protected, healed and restored for the common good. CPWR holds a PWR every five years. More than 6,000 people attended the December 2009 PWR in Melbourne, Australia.

Dallas-Fort Worth is one of three official bid cities for the 2014 Parliament of the World’s Religions. A coalition of local spiritual and religious organizations are working together in this effort to be the host city. It is the only US city being considered. The two other candidates are Brussels, Belgium, and Guadalajara, Mexico. A final decision won’t be announced until October 2011.