The program at the 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions brings together faith and religious leaders, academics, industry experts, institutions and grassroots organizers committed to interfaith dialogue and action.

GMU will chair a panel presentation on “Interfaith and Multicultural Perspectives on Religion and Science: Global Climate Crisis” on August 14 from 5:30 – 7 PM in Room E253a as part of the Science and Religion track. President Gerald Grudzen and Marita Grudzen will be joined by Dr. Reginald Nalugala, of Tangaza University, Kenya, and Fr. Augustine Pamplany, Director of the Institute of Science and Religion in Kerala, India.

GMU will also sponsor Booth 306 Level 3 during the Parliament highlighting the online university’s commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.

President Grudzen will host a dinner in Chicago for GMU board members, faculty, students, and supporters who are attending the PoWR. Please email if you would like to join the dinner.

The GMU’s international interfaith conference, Walking in the Light of Fratelli Tutti and Laudato Si’, was an official Pre-Parliament of the World’s Religions (PoWR) event.

Zoom Presentation on the Global Ethic

President Grudzen is hosting a Zoom interfaith event on Wednesday, June 21st, at 4 PM Pacific Time to recognize the contribution of Hans Kung to the Global Ethic movement of the Parliament of the World’s Religions. 

Kung played a key role in the restarting of the Parliament in 1993 and GMU will have a delegation of 12 at the upcoming Parliament in August of 2023.

Pacifica Institute in California will be promoting the June 21 event with GMU. Doctor Recep Dogan, an Islamic theologian, will be a member of a panel along with Doctor Sterling Harwood, GMU faculty member and author of books on ethics. Doctor Harwood and President Grudzen met with Hans Kung at a week-long seminar on global ethical issues at Santa Clara University in 2005.

The presentation is free and open to all but you must register to receive the Zoom information.