It’s been a long time coming, anticipation has been building, and now it’s less than a week away! The Parliament of the World’s Religions takes place in Salt Lake City October 15-19. ICP will be displaying the McDonald Windows in Hall C; lead artist on the project Armelle Leroux will be onsite some of the time. These beautiful messages of peace reborn from the destruction of World War II remind us of the ongoing challenge to promote understanding and cooperation among religious communities and institutions.
Many of our colleagues from the Bay Area will be attending and making presentations. At our pre-Parliament gathering in June, we heard about a few: former ICP Interim Director Susan Strouse on “The Intrafaith Conversation;” ICP Board member Andrew Kille on “From Partner City to Interreligious Council;” Sally Mahe of URI on “Democracy and Religious Diversity;” Theodore Timpson on “Approaches to Interfaith Education;” Macha Nightmare and friends offering “Goddesses Alive! A Ritual with Masks.” Longtime friend Iftekhar Hai speaks on how the Qur’an and the Bible deal with pluralism; Paul Chaffee on Interfaith Digital Communication. ING will describe its interfaith speakers bureau, and the list goes on and on.
If you are active on Facebook, Twitter, or other social media, look for the hashtag #PWRBayArea to share what you are learning and find out who else is there from our region. We’ll be posting to our blog and Facebook pages as well during the Parliament, so take a look at what’s happening.
Read more about the Parliament from Board member Andrew Kille at Examiner.com.
This is the archive for the Bay Area Interfaith Connect, the former newsletter for the Interfaith Center at the Presidio .