The World Parliament of Religions invites Presbyterians to join them October 15-19 in Utah:
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an active witness regarding climate change, income inequity, and war and violence. These are three major issues to be addressed from global and interfaith perspectives at the 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions. Your voice is needed at the largest interfaith gathering on earth to help mobilize interfaith social justice movements on a global scale. The Parliament is credited with launching the modern interfaith movement at its first gathering in 1893. It is now returning to the United States for the first time in more than 20 years: October 15-19 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Early Bird registration continues through March 31, 2015: $325.00
Register Now: 2015.
Also, please consider submitting program proposals concerning the work in which you are currently engaged. Ten thousand participants will come from 80 nations, representing 50 faith traditions, under the theme: “Reclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity: Working Together for a World of Compassion with Peace, Justice, and Sustainability.” All program presenters must be registered to attend the Parliament. Program proposals must be submitted by March 15, 2015.
Submit Proposals: 2015.
Interreligous Stance of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Approved by the 221st General Assembly
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) long has advocated positive relationships with people of other religious traditions. We have seen these relationships as a specific instance of Christ’s universal command to “... love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind” and to “love your neighbor as yourself ” (Mt. 22:37, 39). This statement affirms that tradition.
The Interfaith Relations Office
The Interfaith Relations Office seeks to support those in the church who are interested in, concerned about or engaged in building interfaith relationships. As Presbyterians learn about religious diversity, we reflect theologically on our relations with neighbors of other faiths. We also seek avenues for cooperation, or look for educational resources and practical models for bringing communities together. We hope you will find helpful information and resources on this we site.
Why get involved with people of other faiths?
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has offered guidance about relations with neighbors who are Muslims, Jews, Hindus or followers of other faiths in a variety of documents and from a number of perspectives. We have assembled most of these policy and study resources here in an introduction to the thinking of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on interfaith relations and related issues. See the Presbyterian Principles and Policies section of the Interfaith Tool Kit.
Am impressed with the concerns and work of the PC(US) on Interfaith relations. In deed, our knowledge of the people of other faiths, would help dispel our fears, deal with our prejudice and instil confidence in us, as we live and carry out mission in a multifaith context. God bless