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Circle Sanctuary at 2023 Parliament of the World's Religions

PoWR Circle 2023 squareAugust 14-18
McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Parliament of the World's Religions is the world's oldest, largest, most diverse, and inclusive global interfaith conference, bringing together over 10,000 people from more than 80 nations and more than 200 religious and spiritual traditions and paths.  

Today's international interfaith movement has its origins in the first Parliament of the World's Religions, held in Chicago as part of the Columbia Exposition in 1893.  The Parliament re-emerged in Chicago one hundred years later and continues to play a key role in bringing together religious leaders, spiritual practitioners, authors, scholars, philosophers, government leaders, entertainers, and others to share perspectives and collaborate for a healthier, more loving, just, peaceful, and sustainable world.

The Parliament's 2023 Convening is returning to Chicago for its 130th Anniversary. 

Circle Sanctuary has been among the religious and spiritual organizations supporting the Parliament of the World's Religions since its centennial re-emergence in 1993.

Circle Sanctuary ministers and community members have been among the presenters and participants at past Parliament convenings: Chicago, Illinois USA (1993); Cape Town, South Africa (1999); Barcelona, Spain (2004); Sydney, Australia (2009); Salt Lake City, Utah USA (2015); Toronto, Ontario Canada (2018); Online (2021).

Follow Circle Sanctuary's participation in the 2023 Parliament of the World's Religion on social media via our hashtag: #CirclePOWR

Presentations by Circle Sanctuary Delegates & Events co-sponsored by Circle Sanctuary

Tarot as a Healing Tool
Monday, August 14, 1-2pm in Room E263 
Rev. Laura González
Pagan Faith Room program

Global Voices: Women Podcasting
Monday, August 14, 5:30-7pm in Room E264
Rev. Laura González, Rev. Debra Rose, & Rev. Selena Fox
Faith & Interfaith Understanding track

Pagans at the Parliament Reception
Monday, August 14, 6-8pm in Room E263
Pagan Faith Room program

Weaving the Magic of Connection through Voice: Pagan-style Facilitated, Inclusive, Group Chanting
Tuesday, August 15, 3-4pm in E266
Rev. River Higginbotham & Jasmine/Lisa Bruce
Faith & Democracy track

Fighting for Freedom: New Moon Ritual
Tuesday, August 15, 8-9pm at McCormick Place Lakeside Center
Outside of Arie Crown Theatre
Rev. Laura González, Twila York, Others
Pagan Faith Room program

Weaving the Rhythms of Nature Through Ourselves: Pagan Chants & Dances of Universal Peace
Wednesday, August 16, 8-9:30am in Room E267
Rev. Selena Fox & Patricia Kies
Peace & Justice track

Bright Brigid Blessings Meditation
Wednesday, August 16, 1-2pm in Room E253d
Rev. Selena Fox
Faith & Interfaith Understanding

Geomancy: The Interfaith Divinatory System
Wednesday, August 16, 4:30-5:30pm in Hall E – Room 7
Lydia "Dia" Crabtree
Faith & Interfaith Understanding track

Revisited, Recycled & Revamped: How Pagans Use Myths for New Stories that Matter
Wednesday, August 16, 5-6:30pm in Hall E-Room 7
Rev. Selena Fox, Jasmine/Lisa Bruce, Brian Weis, Ethan Stark, Robert Lusch-Schreiwer
Faith & Interfaith Understanding track 

Pagan Voices of Chicago
Thursday, August 17, 8-9:30am in Hall E-Room 6
Rev. Laura González, Twila York & Others
Faith & Interfaith Understanding track

Festivals of the Dead: Dia de Muertos & Samhain
Thursday, August 17, 4-5:30pm in Hall E-Room 4
Rev. Laura González, Rev. Selena Fox, & Rev. Cern Green
Indigenous track

Faith, Disability, & Dogs
Thursday, August 17, 5:30-6:30pm in Hall E-Room 7
Lydia "Dia" Crabtree with Castiel the Dog
Faith & Democracy track

Ceremony for Planet Earth
Friday, August 8-9am in West Terrace
Rev. Selena Fox & Circle Sanctuary Community
Climate program

Red Tent Crone Ceremony
Friday, August 18, 11am-Noon in Room E251
Rev. Selena Fox, Patricia Fero, Rev. Jerrie Hildebrand
Women track

Indigenous & Pagan Practices, Differences & Similarities
Friday, August 18, 1-2pm in E263
Rev. Laura González
Indigenous track

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