The Parliament of the World's Religions was created 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. The theme was inspired in part by the character of its host city. In Toronto, advancing civic partnerships among faiths and guiding institutions to work for economic, climate, or racial and sectarian justice means solving conflicts in ways that reflect the Parliament’s methods: increasing the roles of the world’s next generations, women and girls, indigenous communities, and minority communities, including immigrants and refugees. Join a cohort of students and others "to gain mutual understanding, speaking honestly but humanely in order to reconcile our different approaches to global problems, and thinking creatively and planning boldly to become change agents throughout the global community".
–Dr. Larry Greenfield, Parliament Executive Director 

Program Dates

Thursday, November  to Sunday, November 4, 2018
Toronto, Canada 

Application deadline is Friday, September 14, 2018


Because of housing, food, transportation, and program costs, these immersions require significant funding. University Ministry is able to subsidize a portion of the cost, but not all. We will be accepting students in two groups. Regular acceptance participants will apply by Friday, September 14, 2018 and deposit $275. We ask that all participants commit to working with the other ABI participants and leaders to fundraise a total of $6,000 through letter writing and a group fundraiser. Family, friends, professors, former teachers, etc., want to support you in your ambitions and in your service. We will give you the tools and confidence to ask for their support. Once accepted, more details will follow about making your deposit and the letter writing campaign.

University Ministry understands that the cost of these trips can be prohibitive to some students. We strongly encourage students in this situation to make an appointment with Amy Omi or visit Mazzuchelli North 298 A to create a payment plan.

Post-Acceptance Commitments
  • Attend one pre-trip meeting to give context to what the trip encompasses
  • Attend one post-trip meeting to reflect upon the trip
  • Attend a Team Building and Orientation event
  • Submit your first payment of $75 by Friday, September 28, 2018 to reserve your spot
  • Submit your final payment of $200 by October 20, 2018
  • The first pre-trip meeting is scheduled for Sunday October 7, 2018 from 1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • The post-trip meeting is scheduled for Sunday November 18, 2018

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