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Posted 11 December 2006 - 06:27 PM

Parliament of the World's Religions 2009 - Melbourne

In 2009, Melbourne will be hosting the Parliament of the World's Religions which is a massive global religious event. Parliament of the World's Religions is a huge inter-faith event that is expected to attract 10,000 visitors to Melbourne and inject millions of dollars into the local economy.

Melbourne was awarded the honour of hosting the event over Singapore and New Delhi. Reverend Dirk Ficca, the Executive Director of the Parliament's organising body in the US, has met with local religious figures in Melbourne to congratulate them. Reverend Ficca complimented Melbourne on it’s hospitality and pluralism.

The Parliament of the World's Religions was first held in Chicago, USA in 1893. In the past, the event has attracted religious leaders including the Dalai Lama. It is hoped that the Dalai Lama will also attend the 2009 event in Melbourne.

The event will run for 8 days and will be held in December 2009. It will include over 400 programs and cost $8 million to host. The event will be funded by government and also the private sector.

If you would like more information about this event then please visit the Parliament of the World's Religions website: http://www.cpwr.org/
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