Speakers

The final list of speakers for the World  Congress of Religions will be announced soon.

 

Prospective Speakers include:

  • President Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States of America
  • Professor David Hempton, Dean, Divinity School; Alonzo L. McDonald Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies Harvard University
  • Martin Luther King III, founding President and CEO of Realizing the Dream, Inc. – Confirmed
  • Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of States – Confirmed
  • Professor Sakena Yacoobi, President and Executive Director of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) – Confirmed
  • Ranking Official, Sri Ramkrishna Mission, Belur, Kolkata, India
  • Rev. Dirk Ficca, Executive Director, Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, Chicago – Confirmed
  • Dr. Azza M. Karam, The United Nations Population Fund
  • Dr. Katherine Marshall, World Faiths Development Dialogue, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs – Confirmed
  • Sister Joan Chittister OSB, Founder and Executive Director of Benetvision – Confirmed
  • Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Ph.D., D.D., Archbishop Emeritus of Washington
  • Dr. Arvind Sharma (Human rights), Birks Professor of Comparative Religion, McGill University
  • Dr. Solomon Katz, director of the Krogman Center for Childhood Growth and Development University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Paul Wee, Professorial Lecturer, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC.  – Confirmed
  • Ray Buchanan, Founder and International President of Stop Hunger Now – Confirmed
  • Dena Merriam, Founder and Convener, The Global Peace Initiative for Women – Confirmed
  • Rabbi Niles E. Goldstein, Director of External Relations at Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions – Confirmed
  • Rabbi David Saperstein, Director and Counsel, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
  • Ms. Michele Clark, Deputy Coordinator at the Office of the Special Representatives for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) – Confirmed
  • Dr. George Hunsinger, Hazel Thompson McCord Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary – Confirmed
  • Gary T. Gardner, Senior Researcher at the World Watch Institute – Confirmed
  • Dalia Mogahed, Executive Director and Senior Analyst, Gallup Center for Muslim Studies
  • Deepak Chopra, M.D., F.A.C.P., Co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing
  • Senator Barbara Mikulski, U.S. Senator, Maryland (International Women Rights)
  • Valarie Kaur – Filmmaker
  • Brahmachari Muralbhai, Ramkrishna Mission, Belur, Kolkata, India – Confirmed
  • Dr. Jeffrey D. Long,  Professor of Religious Studies and Department Chair, Elizabethtown College, PA – Confirmed
  • Dr. Bharat Gupt, India – Confirmed
  • Justice Shyamal Sen, Former Governor, Government of West Bengal, Kolkata, India – Confirmed
  • Sougata Roy, Member of Parliament, Government of India – Confirmed
  • Swami Atmajnanananda, Vedanta Center of Greater Washington DC – Confirmed