In 1893, about 5,000 representatives from Eastern and Western spiritual traditions gathered on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago.
The Parliament of the World’s Religions was formed in the spring of 1988 to prepare for a
centennial celebration of the World’s Parliament of Religions.
More than 150 religious and spiritual leaders from around the world attended the 1993 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago.
More than 7,000 people attended the 1999 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Cape Town, South Africa.
About 9,000 people from 74 countries attended the 2004 Parliament of the World’s Religions at the Universal Forum of Cultures in Barcelona, Spain.
For information, visit www.parliamentofreligions.org.
(Above, an interfaith quilt hangs on the wall near the information and performance area).