In 2023

The Parliament of the World’s Religions brings together thousands of religious leaders and activists from around the globe and across diverse faith traditions. Interfaith Alliance was honored to participate in this month’s convening in Chicago and meet so many new friends across faith and place committed to fighting the good fight for an inclusive vision of religious freedom and democracy. This week on The State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we’ll hear from a few of those allies in a special dispatch from Chicago.

Hear State of Belief host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush in conversation with Cardinal Blase Joseph Cupich, who serves as archbishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago; OMNIA Institute for Contextual Leadership’s lead organizer for women’s initiatives Soraya Deen and OMNIA Institute President Rev. Dr. Shanta D. Premawardhana; Tri-Faith Initiative Executive Director and Co-Founder Wendy Goldberg; Academy Award-nominated director and producer Joshua Seftel, Stranger at the Gate film; and Sukhbir Singh, the main langar organizer and representative of the Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha in the United Kingdom.

We end this week’s State of Belief with the impassioned words Paul spoke to the Parliament’s plenary session in Chicago.

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