"In 2018, the world's most religiously and culturally diverse interfaith event will be meeting in the world's most diverse city! More than 10,000 people of faith and conscience will come together in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the 7th convening of the Parliament of the World's Religions. Together, they will bring the wisdom of more than 80 nations and 200 unique spiritual traditions to share, learn, network, and celebrate. They will explore what "The Promise of Inclusion" and "The Power of Love" means in the pursuit of a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world. The 2018 Parliament will build upon our legacy of initiating dialogue and facilitating positive relationships among people of vast spiritual, ethnic, and national identities, providing a framework for expressing many visions of a just, peaceful and sustainable future. We meet at a time of promise for the world's people to be motivated to tackle the most pressing dangers of our times together. In this moment, the powers of the world are bringing civic and religious spheres into one to make a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world. This is our reason for meeting. Our future generations and planet need us now." (Parliament of the World's Religions 70 E. Lake St., Ste. 205, Chicago)
As per Pujya Swami Sahajananda's advice, Divine Life Society of S.A. will be represented at this international event which will take place from 1–7 November 2018. Our main thrust is to market our Master's teachings and publications. Apart from this, we have also sent proposals to present workshops which will highlight the teachings of our Master. Our presentations will be based on the conference theme: "The Promise of Inclusion, the power of Love: Pursuing Global Understanding, Reconciliation and Change. The sub-themes: Women's dignity, Interfaith has no age, the spiritual evolution of humanity and healing our Mother Earth, Peace and Love: Not war, hate and violence, etc. will be explored by the various organisations. The Parliament Review Committee will finalise its programme by 15 May 2018.
We are pleased to report that our proposal to present a workshop at the Parliament of the World's Religions was successful. The details are as follows:
TOPIC: Eradicating the Universal Scourge of Drug Addiction and Other Social Ills: A Spiritual Solution
DATE: Tuesday November 6, 2018
TIME: 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
VENUE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 716B