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The Multifaith Action Society offers a wide variety of programs and events to encourage interreligious cooperation and understanding within the community. We also publicize events from external sources that we feel are  in alignment with our organizational mandate.

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SAVE THE DATE: Pre-Parliament of World's Religions Conference - Saturday, August 8

Saturday, August 8, 2015 | 10:00am to 4:30pm
Richmond Cultural Center, 7700 Minoru Gate


Click here to pre-register now!

In association with the Council of Parliament of the World's Religions, Chicago, The Multifaith Action Society is proud to join with the Global Clergy Association, the City of Richmond, and a host of community sponsors to host a Pre-Parliament of the World's Religions Conference to Metro Vancouver this Summer. 


The Pre-Parliament Conference will be free and open to all, and we invite all those who are concerned about religion, social justice, human rights, peace, secularism and environment to participate.

The day will be divided into morning and afternoon sessions, focusing on "Climate Change and Protection of the Environment" and "Violence and Efforts for Reconciliation and Peace," respectively. A free vegetarian lunch will be provided by the Vedic Cultural and Community Center of Richmond, and light refreshments will be available throughout.


MCs and Keynote Speakers include:


  • Acharya S.P. Dwivedi, interfaith activist, journalist, and Hindi scholar
  • Maureen Jack-LaCroix, Creative Director, Be The Change Earth Alliance
  • Chief Reuben George, Tsleil Waututh Nation
  • Dr. Jagessar Das, interspiritual activist and author
  • Dr. Balbir Gurm, Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships
  • Jim Cessford, Former Delta Chief of Police
  • Karl Perrin, Chair, Environment Committee, Unitarian Church of Vancouver; Co-Chair, Pilgrimage to Burns Bog 
In addition, there will be participant-lead dialogues, interfaith prayer processions, and even a celebratory dance! 

The Parliament of the World's Religions is the oldest and largest interfaith organization in the world, whose history dates back to the 1893 Chicago Conference where spiritual leaders of eastern and western traditions met for the first time to engage in inter-religious dialogue. This year's conference will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, from October 15 to 19, 2015. Satellite pre-parliament events such as this one are often held in cities around the world in advance of the Conference to help facilitate community dialogue on social and spiritual issues, showcase local interfaith initiatives, and give participants a "taste of the parliament experience."

Because space is limited, we request that all interested parties pre-register by July 20, 2015.  

Special thanks to all our co-sponsoring organizations, including the Global Hindu Foundation of Canada, United Religions Initiative, Surrey Kabir Association , Richmond Ram Mandir, India Cultural Centre of Canada, Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships, Vancouver Mahalaxmi Temple, and the Highway to Heaven Association