Parliament 15

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Summary of the Parliament visit

I am pleased to share some random notes from the Parliament of World’s relgions. I had 3 presentations and was a moderator for two programs and attended 4 programs a day for seven days.

About 8,000 people, 250 religious traditions, people from 110 countries attended the event. It was so good to see the native people of Australia, Americas, Africa and Oceanic countries were given prominence. I met with several of the people and visiting them this Sunday in their nations within Australia.

It was a pleasure to meet all the big names in Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Jews, Zoroastrian, Buddhist, Wiccan, Pagan and Native traditions. Met with SriSri Ravi Shankar, Amma, Mihir Meghani, Many a Swamijis, Dalai Lama, Bhai Avatar Singh, Dr. Taranjit Butalia, Dr. Tariq Ramadan, Phyllis Curott, Angie Buchanan, Uncle Max (Native), Imam Feisal, Native Clarke, Dr. Muzaffar, Dr. Kaziwini, Dr. Quraishi, Imam Moujahid, Rabbi Lerner, Rabbi Rosen and several Rabbis… Iftekhar Hai….the list is quite big and it was a pleasure that they read my articles. The president of Islamic Association of the State of Victoria, Ahmed Rehab was a great host.

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About Mike Ghouse

Dr. Mike Ghouse is a public speaker and the Executive Director of the Center for Pluralism in Washington, DC. He is committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. More about him at