FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What is PeaceNext?
- What is the Council for a Parliament of the
- What is PeaceNext used for?
- Getting Started (How Do I...?)
- Are there guidelines for posting blogs
discussions, and comments?
- Who do I contact with any problems?
1. What is PeaceNext?
PeaceNext is the official social
for the Council for a Parliament of the
2. What is the Council for a
Parliament of the World's Religions?
The Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions
was created to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and
spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world
and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful
and sustainable world.
To accomplish this, we invite individuals and communities who are
equally invested in attaining this goal.
- Mission of the Council for a Parliament of the World's
The world's largest interreligious event, the Parliament of Religions
its start at the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893. Swami
Vivekananda delivered a significant keynote address and the event
was recognized as the first formal meeting of the religious East
As of 2009 five events have been held in Chicago, Cape Town,
Barcelona, and Monterrey. The sixth major Parliament gathering is
being held at this moment in Melbourne, Australia from December 3rd
3. What is PeaceNext used for?
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Council, Rev. Dr.
Bill Lesher, has outlined the possibilities for PeaceNext in this
blog post: Welcoming
According to Lesher, PeaceNext is a place where:
- we will meet and get to know people and organizations engaged
in the interreligious movement around the world.
- interreligious organizations – big and small – can describe
themselves and their unique roles.
- reflections on Melbourne 2009 can be shared.
- reports can be posted on how the themes of the Melbourne
Parliament have inspired local actions.
- issues that concern the whole interreligious community can be
- inspirational, educational and organizational ideas and
resources can be shared.
- announcements can be made and invitations extended.
- Partner Cities are described, encouraged and related.
- we can plan together, the sixth Parliament of the World’s
Religions in 2014, somewhere in the world.
4. Getting Started (How Do
During the Beta Testing of PeaceNext we assembled a series of
Action Items that describe the functionality of the network and its
Today we recommend taking a look at some the Action Items to learn
about PeaceNext and the different opportunities it provides.
Put Yourself on the Map!
Action Item #1: http://www.peacenext.org/profiles/blogs/action-item-1
Share and View Photos
Action Item #2: http://www.peacenext.org/profiles/blogs/action-item-2
Share and View Videos
Action Item #4: http://www.peacenext.org/profiles/blogs/action-item-4
Manage and Customize Your Profile
Action Item #3: http://www.peacenext.org/profiles/blogs/action-item-3
Action Item #5: http://www.peacenext.org/profiles/blogs/action-item-5
Start or Join a Conversation in our Forum
Action Item #6: http://www.peacenext.org/profiles/blogs/action-item-6
Post and Attend Events
Action Item #7: http://www.peacenext.org/profiles/blogs/action-item-7
Post or Read Blogs
Action Item #8: http://www.peacenext.org/profiles/blogs/action-item-8
Join or Start a Group
Action Item #9: http://www.peacenext.org/profiles/blogs/action-item-9
Invite Your Friends to Join
Action Item #12: http://www.peacenext.org/profiles/blogs/action-item-12
Adjust Your Privacy Settings (if you want to)
Action Item #15: http://www.peacenext.org/profiles/blogs/action-item-15-adjusting
5. Are there guidelines for
posting blogs discussions, and comments?
PeaceNext should be a space where members are able to express their
ideas and opinions with friendliness and candor. With this in mind,
we ask you to follow these guidelines when posting.
- Whatever you say, say it respectfully.
- Steer clear of insults. That includes PeaceNext members, their
activities, and their religious practices.
- An internet "troll" is someone who posts something to derail a
discussion, or simply to anger and upset someone; don't be a troll.
Trolls will be banned from PeaceNext.
- On the other hand, if you find someone who is "trolling" don't
respond to them. Trolls love it when they upset you. Instead,
ignore the post and report it by clicking "Report an Issue"
at the bottom of each Page.
- Be selective in self-promotion. If you are a PeaceNext member
and you have a book or an event that is relevant to the
interreligious movement, a promotional post is fine; but please
confine it to one post, blog entry, event, or photo album.
- Eloquent speakers should listen carefully and careful listeners
should share their thoughts!
- PeaceNext is a great place to learn about religion, faith, each
other, and the world. So don't be afraid to ask questions!
- Any outstanding questions, contact the site administrator
6. Who do I contact with any
For any technical problems, click on "Report an Issue"
at the bottom of any PeaceNext page.
For any other questions, send an email to email@example.com