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USF Professor To Attend Parliament Of World’s Religions

Dr. Carl Jylland-Halverson, professor of Psychology at the University of Saint Francis and director of USF’s Mental Health Counseling program will be attending the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 15-19, 2015 as a representative.

The first Parliament of World’s Religions took place in 1893. Since then, this event has taken place in Chicago, Illinois, Cape Town, South Africa, Barcelona, Spain, Melbourne, Australia and now in Salt Lake City, Utah. People from all over the world come together for the Parliament to celebrate diversity and harmony to explore religious and spiritual responses to critical issues that confront everyone.

The Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions has over 80 ambassadors around the world. There is also a core group of ten ambassadors who serve on the Ambassador Advisory Council. Dr. Jylland-Halverson is a member of that council and will provide ambassador-level leadership and service at the Parliament. He will also be presenting in two workshops during the event. He will be part of a panel discussion on the role of Ambassadors for the Parliament and will give a talk on Nature-Focused Meditation.

“It is an honor to be part of such an historic event that includes leaders from every conceivable faith tradition, from all parts of the globe and from various activist organizations working together for our shared future,” said Dr. Jylland-Halverson.