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URI North America Call for programs! The Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions (CPWR) invites proposals for programs for presentations at the 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 15-19, 2015. January 15th is the deadline to submit!
URI North America "Share" this historic photo of interfaith cooperation and hope! Pope Francis with religious leaders from a half-dozen faiths on the occasion of the signing of a joint Declaration of Religious Leaders against Modern Slavery, Dec. 2, 2014, an initiative to end modern-day slavery by 2020, declaring that human trafficking, forced labor and prostitution are crimes against humanity. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano) • Catholic: Pope Francis; • Hindu: Amma, Her Holiness Mata Amritanandamayi; • Buddhist: Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) (represented by Venerable Bhikkhuni Thich Nu Chan Khong); • Buddhist: The Most Venerable Datuk K. Sri Dhammaratana, Chief High Priest of Malaysia; • Jewish: Rabbi Dr. Abraham Skorka; • Jewish: Chief Rabbi David Rosen, KSG, CBE; • Orthodox: His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (represented by His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France); • Muslim: Mohamed Ahmed El-Tayeb, Grand Imam of al-Azhar (represented by Dr Abbas Abdalla Abbas Soliman, Undersecretary of State of al-Azhar al-Sharif); • Muslim: Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi al-Modarresi; • Muslim: Grand Ayatollah Sheikh Basheer Hussain al-Najafi (represented by Sheikh Naziyah Razzaq Jaafar, Special adviser of grand ayatollah); • Muslim: Sheikh Omar Abboud; • Anglican: Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury Read more about this story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/02/pope-francis-and-other-re_n_6256640.html