The Parliament of the World’s Religions, the world’s largest international interfaith group headquartered in Chicago, has denounced another namesake group’s hate speech.
A meeting of the Dharma Sansad — called the “assembly of religions” in English — held in Haridwar, India last month, reportedly included calls for lethal violence against certain religious minorities.
“We vehemently disavow any association with such speech and the views it expresses,” the Parliament of the World’s Religions said in a statement.
The interfaith group also disavowed any connection with the Hindu group that sponsored the meeting and urged Dharam Sansad not be referred to as “Parliament of Religions.”
The parliament’s mission is “to cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities and to foster their engagement with the world … “