On December 5-8, 2009, Amma Sri Karunamayi attended the Parliament of World Religions in Melbourne, Australia as a featured speaker.
Her divine program began with a beautiful Observance and Meditation on the morning of December 5, 2009. This heart-warming discourse brought inspiring tools to people from all faiths, so that individuals may discover the intrinsic oneness of all. Through such discoveries, says our beloved Amma, peace may ultimately be realized across the world and in our very hearts.
On December 8, 2009, Amma addressed the entire Parliament alongside other eminent religious leaders. Her historic speech highlighted the power of women to promote global well-being, and the advancement of healthier, more peaceful societies.
About the Parliament of the World’s Religions
First held in Chicago in 1893, the Parliament of the World’s Religions brings together the world’s religious and spiritual communities, their leaders and their followers to a gathering where peace, diversity and sustainability are discussed and explored in the context of interreligious understanding and cooperation.
As the world’s largest interreligious gathering, the Parliament will
- Convene religious and civil leaders and people of faith, spirit and goodwill from at least or more than 80 countries
- Foster interreligious, civil and cross-cultural dialogue on important local, national, and global issues
- Invite over 10,000 participants to work together for a just, peaceful, and harmonious society
- Have global appeal, covering social concerns including understanding and respecting diversity, peace and indigenous reconciliation
- Engage worldwide religious, spiritual, secular, environmental, business and educational leaders to seek commitment and practical solutions through dialogue.
- Promote and encourage social cohesion within societies locally and across the world