The community of religions: voices and images of the Parliament of the World's Religions
Wayne Teasdale, George F. Cairns
Continuum, Aug 1, 1996 - Religion - 259 pages
Gathered on the centenary and in the same city of Chicago where the first Parliament took place, the 1993 Parliament of the World's Religions was the largest interfaith gathering ever held. Representatives from minority, ethnic, and tribal religions took the podium as equals alongside representatives from the world's largest religious traditions. The Community of Religions is an essential record of this historic event, containing major addresses and reflections as well as numerous short evocations of the spirit of the Parliament.
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This is report coming forth from the Parliament of World's Religions held in Chicago, August 28 - September 5, 1993. This ocngress was an attempt to reclaim the experience of the famous "Parliament" in 1893. The essays are a great mixture. The essays were a bit mixed. And how future Parliaments will play out, this book does not really give a guide, in these more fractured times 18 years later. But the book was worth reading. I especially liked these essays: Gazing into the Cosmic Soul: a Participant's Reflection on the Parliament, by Georgene L. Wilson Sharing our Visions: An Open Letter, by Burton Pretty on Top (Native American) Religions on the Eve of the Twenty-First Century, by Ewart Cousins The Great Circle Dance of Religions, by Brother David Steindl-Rast, O.S.B. Robert L. Fastiggi, Toward the Dialogue of Love and the poem: In Darkness Grows the Green, by Magdalena Gómez
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Edited by Teasdale, a Catholic religious brother and trustee of the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions (CPWR), and Cairns (applied theology and spirituality, Chicago Theological Seminary), this work is an eminently useful collection of essays by participants at the 1993 Parliament of the World's Religions, held in Chicago from August 28 to September 5, 1993. The purpose of the second parliament was not only to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first (also held in Chicago) but also to take current stock of the state of religion in contemporary secularized society and to present a new vision of religion's role in the third millennium. This collection of essays offers representative impressions, ideas, images, and proposed courses of action from contributors of diverse religious backgrounds (e.g. the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Francesco Gioria) who participated in the parliament's sessions. The book's appeal is probably more limited to those whose interests gravitate toward ecumenical/interfaith issues.--Pius Murray, Holy Apostles Coll. and Seminary, Cromwell, Conn.
Harmony in the Midst of Great Diversity
The Importance of Religious Harmony
THE 1993 PARLIAMENT
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