Presentation on theme: "The Role of Religion in an Increasingly Polarized Society Panelists: Dr. Mary Nelson, Executive Director Parliament of the World’s Religions"— Presentation transcript:
The Role of Religion in an Increasingly Polarized Society Panelists: Dr. Mary Nelson, Executive Director Parliament of the World’s Religions Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid, Chair of the Board Parliament of the World’s Religions Rabbi Michael Balinsky, Executive Vice President Chicago Board of Rabbis Adam Taylor, Lead, Faith Based Initiatives World Bank Group Janaan Hashim, Partner, Amal Law Group Adjunct Professor, McCormick Theological Seminary Cheryl Tupper, Vice President Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
Our Mission: The Parliament of the World's Religions was created 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. Our Approach: We seek to promote interreligious harmony, rather than unity. We foster convergence, rather than consensus, enabling appreciative, cooperative relationships. Our work is based on facilitation, rather than formal organizational structures.
The Parliament educates for peace & justice by: Calling people of faith, spirit & goodwill to understand & respect differences Creating cross cultural networks that empower peace & reconciliation Helping participants to identify religious & spiritual responses Sensitizing communities to racial, ethnic and religious violence and providing strategies for defusing tensions
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