AIA will be attending the 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions (P0WR) which is being held in Chicago on 14-18 August 2023. We will be working with our U.S. colleagues the Interfaith Vegan Coalition and the Compassion Consortium to put animals and vegan spirituality on the agenda.
We have submitted two events which have been accepted:
- Panel Event:- A Call to Conscience: Defending Freedom and the Rights of All Sentient Beings. The title of this panel is derived from the title of the PoWR this year, “A Call to Conscience: Defending Freedom and Human Rights“.
- Religious Observance:- An Interfaith Celebration for Animals.
AIA’s Barbara Gardner will also be speaking on a panel organised by Dr Lisa Kemmerer (author of Animals in Religion and Eating Earth) about animals, the environment and diet.
We are most grateful to the PoWR for putting animals on the agenda.
Further information about the 2023 Parliament can be found here.
Specifically, we would like to see:
- Animals included as one of the PoWR’s Critical Issues and Constituencies; and
- A Directive about Animals included in the Global Ethic: An Initial Declaration