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Worlds Parliament of Religions

World's Parliament of Religions. A meeting of representatives of the major world religions at Chicago in 1893. The meeting was sponsored by the League of Liberal Clergymen, who saw the encounter of religions as an opportunity of extending religious vision and morality by co-operation rather than by proselytizing conflict. A further World Parliament of Religions was held in 1993, to mark the centenary of the first, also in Chicago. Attempts to establish a World Council of Religions were coolly received. Instead, the possibility of Centres for Interfaith Study were envisaged, which might then form networks of consultation. A Global Ethic was proposed, drawing together the common elements in the ethics of different religions.

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