Time: June 10, 2012 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Federal Plaza
Street: Adams and Dearborn
Website or Map: http://www.parliamentofreligi…
Event Type: public, ceremony, &, celebration
Organized By: The Parliament of Religions
Latest Activity: Jun 1, 2012
Eight Chicago Religious and Spiritual Communities to Pledge Interfaith Cooperation on June 10
“Sacred Solidarity”is a public event that is the culmination of an eight-month project called “Sharing Sacred Spaces” sponsored by the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions (CPWR).
“Religious and spiritual communities standing with each other in the face of religiously-motivated defamation, hatred and violence is the meaning of solidarity,” says Dirk Ficca, Executive Direcotor of CPWR. “Grounding a pledge of such solidarity from their religious and spiritual traditions makes it sacred. That religious and spiritual communities in downtown Chicago have made such a pledge brings a sacred dimension to the civil space they share.”
In the past eight months, people from different Chicago spiritual communities have forged bonds of friendship and trust through the “Sacred Spaces” series of events. The pledge they sign will symbolize their ongoing effort to honor and respect their different faiths, as well as committing to spread this effort to the surrounding community.
Representatives from the eight participating communities of faith and practice will gather to sign a pledge committing to work together to reduce social tension and build bridges of trust and hope in the city of Chicago. These bonds were built as each of the eight communities invited others into their sacred space, engaged the visitors around matters of their faith or practice and provided hospitality and conversation. Welcoming each other into their sacred spaces created appreciation of the various faith traditions and a sense of community between the participants.
The public is encouraged to join in the pledge-signing event on Sunday, June 10th, 2-4pm, at Federal Plaza, on the southwest corner of Adams and Dearborn.