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Parliament of the World's Religions- Toronto-2018-concert

Dennis Warner performs at the 2018
Parliament of the World's Religions

conference in Toronto.

More than 7,500 attendees representing
over 220 different faiths from around
the world made their way to Toronto, Ontario
November 1-7, 2018.

Spiritual Playdate sponsored Dennis' concerts. They also provided a team of volunteers who helped attendees create their own unique bead which was then placed on a string, symbolically demonstrating our connectedness with each other. Dennis' song and book Beads on One String was the inspiration for this wonderful project.

A special thank you to Edwina Cowell and Kate Jackson (Spiritual Playdate) and Tammy Anhalt-Warner (Dennis Warner Music) for coordinating the hugely succesful beading project. We love hearing all the positive comments! If you were there, send us an email.

About the Parliament of the World's Religions:

The "Parliament" is the oldest, largest, most diverse and inclusive global interfaith event in the world. Featured keynote speakers have included the Dalai Lama and other noted spiritual leaders.

The vision of the Parliament of the World's Religions is of a just, peaceful and sustainable world in which:

  • Religious and spiritual communities live in harmony and contribute to a better world from their riches of wisdom and compassion.
  • Religious and cultural fears and hatreds are replaced with understanding and respect.
  • People everywhere come to know and care for their neighbors.
  • The richness of human and religious diversity is woven into the fabric of communal, civil, societal and global life.
  • The world's most powerful and influential institutions move beyond narrow self-interest to realize common good.
  • The Earth and all life are cherished, protected, healed and restored.
  • All people commit to living out their highest values and aspirations.

The Parliament of the World's Religions seeks to promote interreligious harmony, rather than unity. The problem with seeking unity among religions is the risk of loss of the unique and precious character of each individual religious and spiritual tradition; this understanding is key to our framework.

Interreligious harmony, on the other hand, is an attainable and highly desirable goal. Such an approach respects, and is enriched by, the particularities of each tradition. Moreover, within each tradition are the resources (philosophical, theological and spiritual teachings and perspectives) that enable each to enter into respectful, appreciative and cooperative relationships with persons and communities of other traditions.


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