May 9, 2013
DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE – JOB OPENING
The Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions (CPWR) has a rich history and current efforts in working with communities of spirit and faith to foster harmony and engagement to bring about a just, peaceful and sustainable world. CPWR is looking for a Development Associate.
The small staff and volunteers work together to carry on the initiatives with the help of an engaged board, and the development associate would work...
Interfaith Youth Core Founder Eboo Patel published a response this week to a Religious Dispatches essay critical of Interfaith as a cure for religious violence. Supporting a notion that Interfaith cooperation has not standardized political values or beliefs across the Interfaith diaspora. Patel asserts differing political positions do not hinder a healthy interfaith community where the shared value is peace and co-existence. Further, he dispels the charge that Interfaith cooperation by...
By Leo D. Lefebure
Board Trustee, Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions
In 2007, a group of 138 Islamic scholars from a wide range of traditions issued “A Common Word between Us and You,” a public letter addressed to the leaders of the...
April 24, 2013
The United Nations Alliance of Civilations and the International Organization for Migration are announcing 2013′s PluralPlus Youth Video Festival contest open to ages nine through 25 on the topics of migration, diversity and social inclusion. Instruction for entries due June 30, 2013 is found on the Plural+ site.
April 10, 2013
By CPWR Staff, Adaptation of original Bahrain Interfaith report by Sheikh Maytham Al Salman
According to clergy spanning a world of spiritual beliefs, Bahrain is an island nation half populated by immigrants who live in peace. For Bahrain Interfaith, this captures the essence of diversity and harmony. Easter, a holiday that is most important in Christianity, was the backdrop there for an important snapshot of a Persian country where interfaith is the vehicle for social cohesion. ...
April 5, 2013
What an outpouring of support! Thanks to hundreds of generous interfaith advocates we are almost there! With a little more help, we CAN put this tentative time behind us.
A reminder of what happened … and why...
March 30, 2013
The Council that convenes the Parliament of the World’s Religions is faced with an enormous one-time financial challenge we must immediately overcome to continue to exist. By April 13, 2013, we can raise the $150,000 needed to go on.
In just two days, generous gifts granted through our fundraising site on CauseVox and direct commitments have totaled more than $35,000.
March 28, 2013
March 27, 2013
Celebrating Vivekananda’s 150th Birthday continues world-wide. These photos showcase the Interfaith dinner held in Wellington, New Zealand this month hosted by Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions Ambassador Lachlan Mackay and St. Andrews. How the Interfaith movement can move forward locally in Wellington to carry forward the tradition of the Parliament with homage to Swami Vivekananda’s mission was discussed over food and bonding....
Ambassador to the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Rosalia Lozano Benitez, shares this Writing On Interreligious Dialogue* from her view as an Interfaith activist in Mexico.
*English translation, see below for original Spanish-language submission
There is no way to peace, peace is the way – Gandhi.
No peace among the nations without peace among religions – Hans Kung.
All roads lead to the same absolute spirit – Javier Melloni...