PWR | UPDATING | 2022 Annual Report, Messages of Peace & more | Friday 24 February 2023

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EXPLORING | 2022 Annual Report's The PoWR of Community

On Thursday, February 16th the Parliament of the World's Religions released its 2022 Annual Report spotlighting “The PoWR of Community” through an organizational overview of the critical work of PoWR's task forces, working groups, committees, volunteers, and trustees in the advancement of the organization’s mission and the success of the 2023 Parliament Convening in Chicago, USA.

INVITING | Essayists for Global Ethic Essay Contest for 2023 Parliament Convening

The Parliament of the World's Religions invites essays that engage its signature document, “Towards a Global Ethic (An Initial Declaration),” also known as the Global Ethic, in the lead-up to the 2023 Convening in Chicago, USA.

The top three contest winners will receive a complimentary registration to the 2023 Convening and will give a reading of their essay in a dedicated program session.

WELCOMING | Messages of Peace & Comfort for President Jimmy Carter by Carter Center

On Saturday 18 February 2023 the Carter Center announced that Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States and Founder of the Carter Center, had entered hospice care.

The Parliament of the World's Religions joins the global interfaith movement and people of faith, spirituality, and goodwill around the world in prayer for President Carter, his family, and his community.

The Carter Center is currently accepting messages of peace and comfort for President Carter and his family, share your own message at

PERFORMING | World Peace Benefit Concert to Support the Mission of the Parliament | Sunday 5 March 2023

Join Musicians for Greater Good (MGG), in collaboration with the Parliament of the World's Religions, for a benefit Concert for World Peace. Leading musicians from different countries will perform at this concert, intended to draw attention to the need for a peaceful resolution to the many conflicts going on across the globe.

The concert will be a benefit in support of the Parliament of the World's Religions to promote the mission of the organization in the advancement of peace and justice, human rights, and environmental sustainability.

SAVE THE DATE | The World Interfaith Harmony Week Reports Deadline is Coming!

The deadline for reports is fast approaching for the HM King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week Prize! Organizers observing World Interfaith Harmony Week can still qualify to win when they submit their interfaith harmony events on the website and submit an event report.

In order to qualify for prizes, events must be held between January 28–4 March 2023, and reports must be submitted by 7 March 2023.

WATCH NOW | Interfaith Harmony & Environmental Justice

On Saturday 11 February 2023, Green Hope Foundation hosted the webinar "Interfaith Harmony & Environmental Justice" in observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week. Featuring the participation of Marie Daher, Hawa Diallo, Nitin Ajmera, Steve Chiu, Alieu J. Pusah, Pragna Vasupal, and Kehkashan Basu.

EXPLORING | New Ways to “Shop for Good” in Support of the Parliament as the Field Changes

Nonprofit organizations like the Parliament of the World’s Religions depend on a diverse portfolio of revenue sources. One of these sources has been a growing emphasis on the field “shop for good”, where businesses offer shoppers the opportunity to donate funds from their purchases and online activity.

One of the largest businesses offering this service, Amazon, ended its AmazonSmile donation program effective February 20, 2023. PoWR supporters can still “shop for good” through donation programs at, PayPal, eBay, and RoundUp App.

STAYING | Up to date with the work of the Parliament

ADVANCING | The mission of the Parliament of the World's Religions by supporting:


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