Toronto set to host 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions

2018 Parliament Website banner3_1Reblogged from The Wild Hunt. We do not endorse any or all of the religions attending, of course, but since our main branch is now based in Toronto, we do intend to make our presence known, and participate as much as possible.

“The seven-day event is expected to draw more than 10,000 people, and offer more than 500 programs, workshops, and dialogues. In addition to this, there will be exhibitions of dance, photography, music, art, and various related events presented by representatives of religious communities and cultural institutions from around the world…..

“In an interview with The Wild Hunt, he said, “Toronto has become a model for how cities can successfully address the tensions and problems that can arise from having large immigrant populations. It seems only fitting, then, that the most diverse interfaith gathering in the world should come to the most diverse city.”….

“The mission statement of the parliament is to “cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world.”

“The topics that will be discussed cover many that are hot in Pagan communities right now, as Corban-Arthen describes: “climate change, economic justice, human and environmental rights, religiously motivated violence, the survival of indigenous traditions, equality for women, the elimination of racism, upholding the rights of LGBTQ people, promoting the leadership and involvement of the younger generations, etc. – will continue to play a central role in our programs.”

Registration information is here.

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