MORSL Launches Invitation to the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions

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The next Parliament of the World’s Religions (PoWR) will be held in Toronto November 1-7, 2018. The Parliament has been meeting every few years since 1893, and is now a world-renowned gathering of people from dozens of faith backgrounds and scores of countries. Recent conferences have drawn attendances numbering more than 10,000.  For details about this incredible conference, please visit the Parliament's website. 

With the conference so close to home, and an inspiring theme - The Promise of Inclusion, The Power of Love - MORSL is actively looking for students who are interested in seeing what multi-faith social justice action is about. This conference is not only a fantastic way to learn about other faiths, it is also a privileged opportunity to work side by side with people whose spirituality calls them to create a more just, sustainable and equitable world. The focus areas this year include climate change, income equity, reconciliation and the struggle against war, violence and hate speech. 

We hope to generate a lot of interest and build a significant McGill student contingent. We are currently gathering contact information for students interested in receiving a PoWR-specific newsletter from MORSL.  Please go to our PoWR News form and sign up to receive updates on our progress as we move closer to the event itself.  For students who are interested in attending, this is a first step! We hope to gather a significant McGill contingent and raise scholarship funds to assist students who are within the MORSL mandate (subscribed to the student services fee). 

You can find more information on our MORSL web page dedicated to the Parliament: https://mcgill.ca/morsl/parliament-worlds-religions-2018