You can view all of the live streamed events at the PoWR. Go to the GMU YouTube channel and click on the “Live” tab.

August 14, 2023

5:30 PM – 7 PM (Central Daylight Time)

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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.

Additional Live Streamed Presentations at the PoWR

August 15 and 17, 2023


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Zoom Presentation on the Global Ethic

President Grudzen hosted 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 promoted the June 21 event with GMU. Doctor Recep Dogan, an Islamic theologian, was a member of the 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.

Zoom Presentation on Hans Kung and The Beginning of All Things: Science and Religion

As a follow-up to the June 21 presentation and as a lead-up to the Parliament of the World’s Religions, President Grudzen offered a second presentation on Hans Kung on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at 4 PM PDST on Zoom. The focus was on Kung’s consideration of the compatibility of religion and science.

Both presentation are available on the GMU YouTube channel.

I wish to thank you, the presenters and organizers for such a wonderful event. The engagement made the event truly special and meaningful. It was a delight to witness the diverse perspectives and ideas shared during the talk, and your well-researched presentations enriched my experience as well.


Lawrence Godfrey Kamanga, Zambia