PWR | UPDATING | The Year of Democracy, Women and Girls on the Frontlines of Climate Actions & More

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LAUNCHING | FOCUS24 Initiative with "The Year of Democracy" | Thursday 22 February 2024 | 12noon–1.30pm USA CST

On Thursday 22 February 2024, the Parliament of the World's Religions marks the official launch of the FOCUS24 | Faith, Democracy & Our Common Future: Shaping a Path Forward. FOCUS24 is a year-long paid interfaith series building capacity, fostering community, and advancing advocacy efforts in this critical election year.

The first event of the FOCUS24 series aptly named, The Year of Democracy, introduces attendees to the impetus for the year-long initiative committing our attention to the collective concern for human rights, freedom, and democracy.

Featured Experts
  • Ian Bassin, Co-founder & Executive Director of Protect Democracy
  • Rev. Jim Wallis, Co-founder & Chair of Georgetown University’s Center on Faith and Justice
  • Dr. Azza Karam, President & CEO of Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace
Join these leading experts in the democracy landscape, human rights, and the intersection of faith and justice in exploring current trends in the global state of democracy and calls to action in defense of freedom, democracy, and justice at a time when authoritarianism and extremism are on the rise.

Open to Registered Participants of the FOCUS24 Series

GATHERING | Women and Girls on the Frontlines of Sustainable Climate Actions | Friday 22 March 2024 | 2.30pm USA ET

On Friday 22 March 2024 the Parliament of the World’s Religions in partnership with the Green Tent Movement, The Chisholm Legacy Project, the Green Hope Foundation, and the Earth Child Institute presents Women and Girls on the Frontlines of Sustainable Climate Actions, a parallel event to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). 

Featuring Great Grandmother Mary Lyons, Donna Goodman, Jacqui Patterson, Kehkashan Basu, Emily Echevarria, Patricia Fero, and Osprey Orielle. Join panelists representing environmental organizations on what they are doing and how others can help.
  • Where: UN Church Center 10th Floor & Online
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EXPLORING | Towards A Global Ethic

Fostering Opportunities for Students to Learn About, and Live Out the Parliament's Global Ethic

Enjoy a special feature of this newsletter exploring PoWR's signature document, Towards a Global Ethic. This essay was selected as the first-place winner of the 2023 Global Ethic Essay Contest and read on the main stage of the 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago, USA.

Written by Audrey Ferrer, a Religious Education & Family Life Resource Teacher (K-12) at the Toronto Catholic District School Board in Canada, the essay explored how to bring the Global Ethic into the classroom and how it can help students engage with various moral issues.

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