Washington D.C. (PRWEB) August 30, 2012
Mr. Martin Luther King III, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and several other prominent speakers are joining a 3-day conference focusing on respect and understanding between world religions, cultures and nations, efforts to eradicate poverty, promoting human rights, and the education and empowerment of women.
The event commemorates the 150th birth anniversary of India’s visionary monk, Swami Vivekananda, who addressed the Parliament of World’s Religions in Chicago in September, 1893, passionately calling for both tolerance and universal acceptance as a path to eliminate the evils of sectarianism, bigotry, and fanaticism, and engage all the world’s religious and spiritual community leaders in efforts to forge a new global civil society and the political spectrum.
The World Congress of Religions 2012 is being organized jointly by the Institute of World Religions of the Washington Kali Temple, Burtonsville, MD, and the Council for a Parliament of World Religions, Chicago, IL.
General information: info(at)worldcongressofreligions2012.org
Asmita Nagarkar: asmitan(at)worldcongressofreligions.org
Dr. Pradip Ghosh: pradip.ghosh(at)worldcongressofreligions.org