Quilt of Belonging on the world stage
The Quilt of Belonging, which originated in South Glengarry, will be on display as a special exhibit at the Parliament of the World’s Religions (PoWR) from November 1 to 7 in Toronto.
The quilt contains 263 blocks of textile art representing “the rich cultural legacies of all the First Peoples in Canada and every nation of the world at the dawn of the new Millennium.”
Now in its ninth year, the Cornwall Interfaith Partnership (CIP) will facilitate a workshop there on Building Community through Interfaith Partnership: Why Cornwall, Canada, is Considered a Model Grassroots Movement.
A total of 10 members from Bahá’í, Catholic, Hindu, Indigenous spirituality, Jewish, Muslim, Protestant and “spiritual but not religious” backgrounds will be participating from Cornwall.
The first Parliament of the World’s Religions was held in conjunction with the Chicago World Fair in 1893 and was revived in its centenary year in 1993. Since then, it has been held in five other cities around the world: Cape Town, Barcelona, Melbourne, Salt Lake City and now Toronto.
The gathering is expected to attract around 10,000 attendees.