An introduction to the Parliament of the World’s Religions conference in Salt Lake City

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This weekend demonstrates a worldwide effort for religions to come together and share in each other’s values and beliefs. The Parliament of World Religions convenes in Salt Lake City this weekend.

According to the event’s website, the event will include an opening celebration, religious and spiritual observances, workshops and plenary sessions along with much more.

The Deseret News says that devotees of 50 faiths will be coming together to tell the story of the Divine Life Society.

Not only is this an event that has huge importance to world religions, it also holds a special importance in recognizing the growth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Religion News Service says that with the event occurring in Salt Lake, it shows a greater acceptance of the Church as well as some forgotten religions.

The conference is seen as an opportunity for interfaith communication and a spirit of working together to help the world.

The Huffington Post said this is the first time in 22 years the event has been held in America, and the leaders are excited to be back.

The Parliment of the World’s Religions have released multiple videos to discuss their work.

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