Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Parliament of the World's Religions


Longtime medical professional Patricia Lynn Hough is currently semiretired but applies her expertise as a supervisor at St. Francis Animal Rescue. Outside of her professional endeavors, Patricia Lynn Hough has volunteered with several nonprofit organizations and charities. Among these, she was a volunteer and attendee of the 2004 Parliament of the World’s Religions, held in Barcelona, Spain.

The Parliament of the World’s Religions is a global interfaith movement that began in 1893 as part of an effort to foster religious dialogue among all faiths. In 1988, the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions was founded as a nonprofit organization to promote this mission.

The Barcelona, Spain, parliament drew over 9,000 attendees from more than 70 countries. The event was held July 7, 2004, through a partnership between the Universal Forum of Cultures and UNESCO. The event focused on providing attendees with strategies to work toward a better world, while also promoting peace, justice, and living together in harmony. In addition to the 2004 event in Spain, parliaments have been held in locations in the United States, South Africa, and Mexico.