Parliament of the World’s Religions: Press Conference at City Hall

To announce and welcome The Parliament of the World’s Religions to Toronto, a news conference is being hosted at the Members’ Lounge at City Hall on May 2, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. We invite you to join us for this, a momentous occasion for the City of Toronto and Canada.

The Parliament of the World’s Religions is the world’s oldest and largest interfaith gathering, and is coming to Toronto in early November 2018.  It is being held in Canada for the first time.

The news conference will feature remarks by Mayor John Tory, Parliament Executive Director Dr. Larry Greenfield, other senior government officials, and one or two members of Parliament’s Toronto Board and Advisory Council, Chaired by Honourable Bob Rae. The 12:30 p.m. news conference will be followed by a reception.  

The Parliament of the World’s Religions brings together different religious and spiritual groups to discuss world issues such as climate change, violence and inequality. Important sub-themes for Toronto will likely include Indigenous spiritualty, sacred feminine and emerging youth leadership.

Founded in 1893, the Parliament is held every three years across the globe. The Parliament brings together Nobel Prize Winners and top international faith and social justice leaders. 

Should you have any questions, please contact Molly Horan at or Chander Khanna at or 647 215-9645.