Too Happy Together by Peter Riddell

Too Happy Together

The Parliament of the World’s Religions Needs Some New Voices

by Peter Riddell

The Australian city of Melbourne and its new Convention Centre played host last December to the Parliament of the World’s Religions (PWR), arguably the world’s pre-eminent interfaith event. The PWR was birthed in Chicago in 1893 but remained in a state of limbo for a century until being revived in 1993, with subsequent meetings held in 1999, 2004, and, most recently, December 3–9, 2009.

Themes of Peace & Climate Change

The PWR is ostensibly designed to promote peace and understanding among the various faiths and, by extension, among the vast masses of the world who a . . .