For the first time in more than twenty years, the Parliament of the World’s Religions returns to the United States, bringing people of spirit and faith from around the world to beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah! Ten thousand people from over 80 countries and 50 different religious and spiritual traditions will come together to share, learn, network,Parliament Board Chair, Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid reminds us that “Faith brings out the best in us, and interfaith brings out the best of our faiths.”
Too often, religion is misused as an instrument for division and injustice, betraying the very ideals and teachings that lie at the heart of each of the world’s great traditions. However, at their best, religious and spiritual traditions shape the lives of billions of people in wise and wonderful ways. When our diverse communities work in harmony for the common good, there is hope that the world can be transformed.
The 2015 Parliament continues our rich tradition of initiating dialogue and nurturing relationships among people of difference, providing a framework for expressing many visions of a just, peaceful, and sustainable future. This shared commitment has opened the way for a new era of cooperative action among the world’s religious and spiritual communities as well as civil and political societies. The well-being of Earth and all life depends on this.
Theme:Science, Religion and Sharing the Well
Topic: Significance of Union of Science and Religion/Spirituality
to Bring Peace and Harmony to Mankind
Theme:War, Terrorism, Hate Speech
Topic: how value based education can help reduce hate speech and violence.
Practice for the Cantata for the Earth Parliament Choir
PLENARY 3 SPOTLIGHT ON INCOME INEQUALITY/DALAI LAMA
(Note: people will need to be screened before entering the hall; doors will be open 2 hours ahead of time)
PLENARY 4 - FOCUS ON WAR,
VIOLENCE, and HATE
Danny Wright performing
PLENARY 5: FOCUS
ON CLIMATE CHANGE
NIGHT – Mormon Tabernacle
SPOTLIGHT ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Workshops (15) including the Parliament
Choir singing the Cantata for the (Plenary Hall)
All during the Parliament event there will be “The Gathering Place” which will have comfortable seating, food for sale, and a corner stage with some informal programming.
Founder, Executive President and Director General Maharashtra Academy of Engineering and Educational Research (MAEER) World Peace Centre
Prof. (Dr.) Vishwanath D. Karad, born in a very pious farmer’s family, in the tiny village, Rameshwar (Rui) in the State of Maharashtra, India has earned a great reverence, respect and recognition for his distinguished services through his missionary pursuit in promoting the “Value Based Universal Education System’’ and Training Programmes for ‘World Peace.’ He is one of the internationally acclaimed educationists, a great visionary and a highly devoted teacher of repute.
Prof. Vishwanath Karad, with his tremendous sense of dedication and commitment to promote the “Culture of Peace” in the world, has devoted his entire life for the noble cause of human welfare. His life Mission for World Peace, and the pioneering work in promoting “Value Based Universal Education System” has helped hundreds of thousands of students and others in developing their positive mindsets.
MAEER'S Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), established in 1983, is today amongst the top engineering colleges in India. The news magazine 'Outlook' has ranked MIT Pune as 1st in Maharashtra & 11th in India amongst the finest Private Engineering Colleges. MIT is affiliated to the University of Pune and recognized by the Government of Maharashtra and the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi.
MIT, Pune Institutes offer four year degree courses in various branches of engineering and post graduate courses in select areas. Admission to all courses is based on merit as per rules and norms laid down by the Director Technical Education ( DTE), Maharashtra State.