From its opening in 1893, the Parliament of the World’s Religions has been recognized as the birth of formal interreligious dialogue worldwide. During this Parliament, Swami Vivekananda addressed 5,000 assembled delegates, greeting them with the words, “Sisters and brothers of America!” His declaration introduced Hinduism to America. Buddhist, Jain, and Muslim speakers were also present. An unprecedented number of 19 women spoke. 100 years later, the 1993 Parliament was convened in Chicago and 5 more have followed. Swami Satchidananda participated in the 1993 Parliament and the Assembly of Religious and Spiritual Leaders held the last 3 days of the Parliament (photo: conferring with Dalai Lama at the Assemby) and was deeply supportive of the Parliament’s mission: to cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful, and sustainable world. In honor of Swami Satchidananda and his support of the Parliament,  please consider donating to help sustain the Parliament’s mission so as to ensure the future of this important organization! The Parliament needs all of our support! Thank you!