Women Powerfully, Silently Walk Together For Peace At Parliament Of World’s Religions


SALT LAKE CITY — Voices fell quiet as hundreds of women of different faith traditions filed silently through the busy throngs at the Salt Palace Convention Center Friday on the opening day of the Parliament of the World’s Religions. The gathering that happens every five years brings together thousands of religious and spiritual people from around the world.

Even as violence is erupting in the Middle East and other parts of the world, women of Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and other spiritual backgrounds showed their commitment to being witnesses for peace as they walked through the convention center side by side, not saying a word…

One thought on “Women Powerfully, Silently Walk Together For Peace At Parliament Of World’s Religions

  1. A few years ago, I was part of a protest regarding the changes in our laws which continue to take land, water…rights, away from us, the indigenous people’s. It was what i call, part 3 of these protests. The first was 40 years ago. But this last one was done ‘wahangu ‘ or silent. And I think it was one of the most powerful protests I’ve ever been part of! The silence is deafening! We walked for about 2 hours like that and everything in the city went quiet.,.even the birds! it was hugely powerful.

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