Betty Taznim Demers, Susanne Suria Ashley, and Catherine Safira Sugas, with Help From Marley Demers and Marty Jablonski
The Parliament of the World’s Religions cultivates harmony among the world’s spiritual traditions and fosters their engagement with guiding institutions in order to achieve a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.Its origins are rooted in the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, where the historic first convening of the World Parliament of Religions created a global platform for engagement of religions of the east and west.Headquartered in Chicago, Il, USA, the Parliament of the World’s Religions is an international 501(c)3 NGO affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information.
Earthwork Harvest Gathering creates an intergenerational safe space to cultivate healing, empowerment and collaborative community enrichment in a three-day cultural celebration on Earthwork Farm in rural Northern Michigan.
Earthwork Harvest Gathering celebrates diversity, practices inclusivity while activating civic engagement and encouraging social-ecological awareness among its attendees, volunteers, performers, vendors, staff, and guests through workshops, panel discussions, and cultural traditions with an emphasis on local food and farming—in addition to a robust and eclectic offering of musical performances
The International Network for the Dances of Universal Peace is a nondenominational nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote peace within and without. The Dances of Universal Peace are a joyous multi-cultural way to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and others. They use phrases from sacred chants, songs, music, and movements from many traditions of the earth to promote peace and integration within individuals and groups. And the simple circle dances invite participation by all in celebration of the spirit of peace and understanding. Dancers join in an interfaith and enter
cultural experience. Participation not presentation is their focus. All ages, nationalities, and traditions are invited to dance. No previous experience is necessary. We welcome you to join us in beautiful songs and sacred dances.