Parliament of the World’s Religions Elects New Trustees


USA, October 27, 2010 (Press release): The Board of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions elected seven new Trustees for a three-year term at its October 24-25, 2010 meeting, in a commitment to extending its reach to diverse religious and spiritual communities. They are:

Anju Bhargava (Hindu)
Kirit Daftary (Jain)
Dr. Robert Henderson (Baha’i)
Mary Nelson (Christian)
Christopher Peters (Native American)
Dr. Anantanand Rambachan (Hindu)
Kuldeep Singh (Sikh)

The Council is governed by a board of 35 Trustees total, with persons of Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Jain, Jewish, Hindu, Indigenous, Pagan, Sikh, Zoroastrian, and humanistic traditions.

The roots of the Council go back to the historic 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions, when for the first time in history the traditions of East and West met for formal interreligious dialogue. The most recent was the meeting in Melbourne, Australia in 2009, the largest gathering of religious leaders the world ever saw: 6,500 participants from over 80 countries representing over 200 religious, spiritual and traditional communities attended for one week.

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