Living Within Our Means
The Wisdom of Our Traditions
For a Changing World

to attend Chicago's Pre-Parliament Event. Engage with featured speakers, panelists, performers and others from a variety of different religious and spiritual traditions. Participate in interreligious dialogue on issues important to people of all faiths -- especially regarding unique perspectives on the changing environment, concerns of Indigenous peoples around the world and the role of young people in interreligious dialogue. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to experience a taste of the 2009 Parliament of the World's Religions while staying right here in Chicago.

Featured Keynote Speaker
Professor Joy Murphy Wandin

Aboriginal Elder and Senior Woman of the Wurundjeri People
Melbourne, Australia
Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin is a strong and respected Wurundjeri Elder who was born and still lives in her traditional country. She is the great-great niece of William Barak, one of the leaders of Coranderrk, and she has been intimately involved in Australian Aboriginal issues for 30 years. Today Joy regularly speaks on issues facing Indigenous communities at conferences and events throughout Melbourne. In addition to having served in executive positions across various sectors of government and operating her own business, Jarlo Visions, Aunty Joy currently holds a number of distinguished posts, such as chairperson of the Australian Indigenous Consultative Assembly, honorary professor of Swinburne University and director of Wandoon Estate Aboriginal Corporation. She is also a member of both the Victoria Police Ethical Standards Consultative Committee and the Equal Opportunity Commission.

University of Illinois at Chicago - UIC Forum
725 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608

1:30-3:00 pm
Event 3:00-8:00 pm

Please make your reservations by December 1 at

Students with ID: $20.00
General Price:  $30.00

Please make check or money order payable to
CPWR - ATTN: Pre-Parliament Registration
70 East Lake Street, Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60601

For more specific inquiries, please email

Breakout Sessions
"The Invitation" Performance
Join eight Nobel Peace Prize laureates in a profound experience of gratitude and humility with the Chicago premiere of "The Invitation," a live theatrical performance by the School of Metaphysics.

Panel Discussion
Engage with a panel of religious leaders from the Chicago area, moderated by Dr. Stephen Perkins, senior VP of the Center for Neighborhood Technology. Witness how their varying spiritual perspectives inspire them and their communities to take action on pressing ecological concerns.

Panel Discussion

Learn from expert panelists, including Dr. Dorene Wiese, president of the American Indian Association of Illinois, about issues affecting various Indigenous groups in the U.S. and around the world.

Roundtable Dialogues

Dialogue with young people of faith about their vital role for the present and future of the interreligious movement. Explore the challenges that lie ahead as our world becomes increasingly globalized and our religious diversity more salient.

Special Features
Musical Performances
Enjoy music performed by both a didgeridoo player from Australia and the Genesis World Music Ensemble.

Shared Meal
Partake of an interreligious, vegetarian dinner already included in registration costs.

Exhibition Tables
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