Padmashri Brahmeshanand swamiji Addressed the Parliament of the worlds religions at Chicago, USA
USA : Parliament of World’s Religions 2023 was held from 14th -17 th Aug 2023 at Chicago USA with participation of more than 200 traditions, around 80 nations and thousands of attendees coming together to answer the call to conscience and stressed the importance in today’s world of ‘Defending Freedom & Human Rights’, the title theme of the convention.
It is a moment of Pride for India and Goa that Padmashri Pujya sadguru Brahmeshanand swamiji addressed the Parliament of world religions as a Speaker . Sadguruji marked “Spirituality is the Ultimate path for World Peace “ spiritual practices help society to achieve inner peace, and inner peace can often be a byproduct of one’s spiritual journey. This is because spirituality and inner peace both involve a level of self-awareness and introspection. As a result spirituality is the only solution to bring world peace.
His Holiness sadguruji addressed The effects of Climate change. Things that we depend upon and value — water, energy, transportation, wildlife, agriculture, ecosystems, and human health are experiencing the effects of a changing climate. Importance of five elements and their balance to be maintained globally.
Sadguruji highlighted the importance related to freedom of Indigenous Communities. Indigenous peoples are the holders of unique languages, knowledge systems and beliefs and possess invaluable knowledge of practices for the sustainable management of natural resources.
Sadguruji attended All faith seminary as a hindu spiritual leader and Expressed importance of Value based education system & respect towards all beings in sanatan hindu dharma .
As the most revered religious leaders from India also represented Sanatan Dharma at the Parliament of World’s Religions to deliver the message of spirituality, peace and harmony. Pujya sadguru Brahmeshanand Acharya swamiji – As Ambassador of peace and Spiritual Leader was Honoured by Dr.Hong tao tze, President of the federation of World Peace and Love at Parliament of world religion for Spreading Peace and Harmony.
His Holiness recognition as a Padma Shri awardee for spirituality and his role as an ambassador of peace indeed got connected with audiences from the Asian part of the world towards the largest platform of worlds religions.
Parliament of World Religions (PoWR) has emerged as the biggest interfaith movement in the world after it was revived in 1993, a century after its first convening in Chicago in 1893, made world famous by the sensational speech by Swami Vivekananda.
This week over 6,500 people from 95 countries belonging to over 200 religious-spiritual groups ranging from Hindu , Christian , Buddhists, Muslims to Zoroastrians attended this massive event at the cavernous McCormick Place convention center in the Windy City. An estimated 500 people have flown in from India to attend this event at Chicago .
Gurumata Adv. Brahmideviji – President Satguru Foundation, India and Dr. Swapnil Nagvekar – President International Sadguru Foundation – UAE council, were the panelists for parallel session held at Parliament of worlds religion a Chicago and represented Shree Datta Padmanabh peeth at International platform .
The convention was opened by the Mayor of Chicago, Brandon Johnson. Rashad Husain, US ambassador-at-large for religious freedom, said the US strives to protect religious freedom for all everywhere in the world. Dignitaries who sent video messages included UN Secretary General António Guterres, and US Senator Dick Durbin.
The Parade of Faiths on Sunday was another colorful affair with hundreds of people from different faith groups marching near the convention venue.
At The conclusion Nitin Ajmera the chair of 2023PoWR put it, not an ending, but an awakening.