2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions

Toronto–acclaimed the most diverse city in the world and home to six million Canadians—has been chosen as the host city of the 7th Parliament of the World’s Religions, to be convened in November 2018. The selection of Toronto was made by the Board of Trustees of the governing organization at its April 2017 meeting.


The 7th Parliament of the World’s Religions will be held November 1 – 7, 2018, at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.

More than 10,000 people will participate in the 2018 Parliament, which will last for seven days and comprise more than 500 programs, workshops, and dialogues, alongside music, dance, art and photography exhibitions, and related events presented by the world’s religious communities and cultural institutions.

Since the historic 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions in Chicago, modern Parliaments have attracted participants from more than 200 diverse religious, indigenous, and secular beliefs and more than 80 nations to its international gatherings in Chicago (1993), Cape Town (1999), Barcelona (2004), Melbourne (2009), and Salt Lake City (2015). These Parliament events are the world’s oldest, largest, and most inclusive gatherings of the global interfaith movement. Professor Mark Toulouse, Co-Chair of the host committee, believes that “the selection of Toronto was a perfect match for the Parliament.”



Event Details

Program: 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions
Where: The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC)
When: November 1 – 7, 2018
Register: Online
More Information: https://www.parliamentofreligions.org/parliament/2018-toronto/toronto-2018


  Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions