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Call for Papers -- Parliament of the World's Religions

  • March 07, 2018 11:24 PM
    Message # 5909913
    Reid Locklin (Administrator)

    In September 1893, the modern interfaith movement was formally inaugurated with the convening of the first World’s Parliament of Religions in Chicago, Illinois. Beginning in 1993, the international Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions has hosted subsequent Parliaments, in North America, Europe, Africa and Australia. We are pleased to inform you that for only the seventh time in history, and for the very first time on Canadian soil, the Parliament will be convened in Toronto, Ontario, on November 1-7, 2018.

    The theme of the conference is “The Promise of Inclusion, The Power of Love: Pursuing Global Understanding, Reconciliation and Change,” and it will include plenary lectures, performances, workshops, panels and scholarly presentations from a variety of disciplines. The Parliament welcomes proposals for any sessions related to this theme, particularly those that engage core issues of justice, climate action, women and girls, NextGen issues and Indigenous nations and communities.  The full Call for Proposals is available online (https://parliamentofreligions.org/rfp); there are also individualised calls for each of the core issues.  The final deadline for proposals has recently been extended to 1 April 2018.

    Whether or not you submit a session proposals, please consider attending the Parliament. As an international interfaith event, the Parliament of the World’s Religions is unequalled in scope and size: we anticipate over 10,000 registrants, from over 80 countries and 200 distinct religious and spiritual traditions.  Through the end of March, moreover, registrants qualify for a discounted “early bird” rate.  Additional discounts are available for students, as well as for groups (https://parliamentofreligions.org/webform/2018-parliament-registration).

The College Theology Society is a registered, non-profit professional society and a Related Scholarly Organization of the American Academy of Religion.

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