Parliament 2021

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The 1st Parliament of the World’s Religions, hosted at the historic World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, brought together people of faith from around the world. Some like Anagārika Dharmapāla, A.G. Bonet-Maury, and Swami Vivekananda traveled for months and across continents to serve as representatives of their faiths, and many more journeyed over weeks, through countries, and across oceans to attend what would become the birthplace of the modern interfaith movement.

The 8th Parliament of the World’s Religions, hosted for the first time virtually, brought together people of faith from around the world in an instant.

The virtual Parliament served as a safe way to gather the world’s global interfaith movement and celebrate the enduring spirit and work of religious and spiritual communities striving toward a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.

What follows are recordings of presentations by the Charter for Compassion and its partners for the 2021 Parliament:

Think Equal
 A proportion of this presentation is dedicated to introducing participants to the Think Equal materials and resources.
This presentation introduces participants to the Think Equal movement and program. Although aimed at education practitioners, the presentation informs all of its participants about the importance of Social and Emotional Learning in early years education in achieving social justice and creating a compassionate and peaceful world for the next generation, free of all structural discriminations. It raises important questions, such as, ""How can it be compulsory for children to learn numeracy and literacy, but optional for them to learn how to value another human being?"" It also discusses the importance of early years education as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and its role in helping to improve the mental wellbeing of the most vulnerable citizens in our society. Neuroscience studies spanning the past six decades have found that the brain is most malleable from the ages of three to six. As a result, Think Equal focuses solely upon these years, and has developed a holistic and comprehensive Social and Emotional Learning program that is tangible, replicable, and scalable. It teaches 25 competencies and skills, including gender equality, empathy, peaceful conflict resolution, and environmental stewardship. A proportion of this presentation is dedicated to introducing participants to the Think Equal materials and resources.

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