October 15-19, 2015; Salt Lake City, Utah
The Baha’is of the United States support the vision of the Parliament of the World’s Religions for a just, peaceful and sustainable world. This year, the Parliament is taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah, with the theme Reclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity. Key issues to be addressed by speakers of 50 faiths and 80 nations are climate change, inequality, and the rights and dignity of women and indigenous peoples.
Baha’i Faith Space
The Baha’i Faith Space, one of 12 curated faith spaces for in-depth exploration of a faith tradition, is located in Room 151A. Stop by to learn more about the Baha’i Faith’s systematic approach to community building and social action. Brief devotional gatherings will be held from 8:10 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. and again from 5:30 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.
Baha’i Workshops, Presentations and Choir Performances
Baha’i speakers at the Parliament will share insights into pressing social, environmental, and spiritual concerns. See the full schedule of Baha’i-related presentations.
Statements and other resources
- Eradicating Poverty: Moving Forward as One
- Rethinking Prosperity: Forging Alternatives to a Culture of Consumerism
- Conservation and Sustainable Development in the Baha’i Faith
- Earth Charter
- Video: The Baha’i International Communities Approach to Sustainable Development
- Video: GMU Student Sees Justice and Sustainable Development Rooted in Unity and Consultation
- Video: Reaching out to all – Creating a Sustainable Community in Ranson, WV
- Video: Eco-camp Connects Love of Nature and the Baha’i Teachings
Advancement of Women
Peace and Human Development
- Summoning our Common Will, A Baha’i Contribution to the UN global development agenda
- The Promise of World Peace
- Letter to the World’s Religious Leaders
- Statement to the World Conference on Youth in 2014 and related news story
The Baha’i Faith’s Historic Connection with the Parliament
The first public mention of the Baha’i Faith in the Western Hemisphere was in Chicago at the very first Parliament of the World’s Religions in 1893. This event sparked interest in the new religion, and within a few years a vibrant Baha’i community was established in North America.