The 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions


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

Climate Change

Shared Prosperity

Sustainable Development

Advancement of Women

Peace and Human Development

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.