Petr Svoboda returned to Australia after working in Thailand, and joined the Melbourne organising team for the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions held in Melbourne, 3 – 9 December 2009. Here, Petr Svoboda reflects on the fruits born from the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions.
The 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions, held in Melbourne, Australia from December 3-9, 2009, brought together 6,500 participants representing over 2OO religions and spiritual traditions from over 80 countries.
From December 3rd upto December 9th 2009, Melbourne hosted the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions. Here, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Monash University – Professor Gary Bouma – chair of the Board of Management of the Melbourne Parliament – looks back at the achievements of this momentous event.