Parliament of World’s Religions – Call for Proposals

Join us to “Make a World of Difference”

As-Salaamu `Alaykum!

Many of us actively engaged in the interfaith movement share a passion for working toward the betterment of humanity and towards solutions to our most pressing challenges. The Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions invites you to direct some of that passion toward getting involved with the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions as a participant or program presenter. The 2009 theme is “Make a World of Difference: Hearing each other, Healing the earth.” Major sub-themes will include the environment, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, interreligious dialogue, poverty, peace building, securing food and water, and social cohesion—all issues, we believe, of immense concern to you and to Muslims in general.

Your participation and presence at this world’s largest interfaith gathering is most welcome! It is a very prestigious and well received effort toward peace and understanding, which has included such luminaries as Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama in the past–to name a few.

The Council holds a Parliament every five years in a different city. This year the Parliament will be in Melbourne, Australia from December 3-9, 2009. To submit a program proposal, a 200-word description is needed and submitting online is easy. Program format options include lectures, seminars, panel discussions, academic papers, artistic performances, religious or spiritual observances, training sessions, interactive workshops, films and more. The deadline for proposal submission and for early bird registration is February 28, 2009.

It is the powerful dynamic of diverse participants coming together from all over the world that makes the Parliament a unique and transformative event. We encourage you to join us. Your contributions, whether as a presenter or a participant, will help us make a difference. It is our belief that there can be no peace in the world until there is peace among the religions. The eyes of the world will be on Melbourne in 2009 for this Parliament of the World’s Religions, at a time when our task—and the participation of extraordinary Muslim leaders, activists, creative artists, scholars and so forth like yourself—has never been more relevant and significant.

We hope you will take advantage of the “early bird” reduced rates; in addition, registering at this time gives significant savings due to the low Australian dollar.

I would very much like to learn about your current work, and sincerely hope you will join us in Melbourne, Insha’Allah. Please email me if I can be of further assistance.

In Peace,

Precious Rasheeda Muhammad

Precious Rasheeda Muhammad
Program Associate
Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions
70 E. Lake Street, Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 629-2990 x 236
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