At the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions, big signs in the hallways saying PoWR are eye-catching – and with over 7000 attendees chanting, praying, ranting – one would have thought that peace on earth would have broken out for sure. But alas it was not to be….
Leaving literalist quibbles aside, however, there was much that was thought-provoking and inspirational. The theme of this seventh Parliament was “The Promise of Inclusion, the Power of Love: Pursuing Global Understanding, Reconciliation and Change.” Part pep-rally, part engaging intellectual forum, part ‘total immersion’ into our human yearnings for oneness with the infinite, PoWR was an engaging experience, that I would like to share with all of you!
Service leader: Nancy Schmidt
Musician: Kerry-Anne Kutz